Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez

Jun 8, 2009 at 11:56 a.m. ET

Alex Rodriguez continues to make headlines on and off the field. There was his short-lived romance to powerhouse rocker and megawatt brand, Madonna -- not to mention his recent admission to using steroids unknowingly. The latest starlet in Rodriguez's life? Kate Hudson.

Kate Hudson cheers Alex Rodriguez after he hits a home run

Actress Kate Hudson, the Golden Globe winner and Oscar-nominated actress best known for her roles in Almost Famous and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, is dating the Yankee slugger.

Alex Rodriguez hits a home run and gazes at KateHudson was all smiles at the ballpark cheering on her man. Rodriguez hit a home run and, as he was circling the bases, winked at Hudson. Her reaction is the photo above! We have to admit: Having a Yankee hit a home run and wink in our direction -- commence melted-hearts syndrome!

Are there more pressing issues to report? Sure. Are there other swirls of romances in big-league circles here in New York? You bet. But somehow Rodriguez manages to snag headlines wherever he goes. 

Kate, it seems, is a big fan of athletes. Remember her short-lived fling with Lance Armstrong?

Kate, mother to a 5-year-old son, is sharing the spotlight once again. She's been linked to a variety of celebs since her divorce from Chris Robinson, lead singer for the Black Crowes. She also has a strong acting resume that should not be overlooked.

As for her recent career... Hudson will be in a Rob Marshall film, Nine, to be released this fall. She's in good company, sharing the screen with Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench and Daniel Day-Lewis. Most recently, Hudson starred with Anne Hathaway in Bride Wars. She's also filming another flick, The Killer Inside Me.