By People Staff
November 25, 2008 04:45 PM
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Contrary to reports, Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is not abandoning his children to spend Thanksgiving with Madonna, a source tells PEOPLE.

Although Rodriguez and his ex-wife Cynthia went through a nasty split, the baseball star has been in Florida for days and will be on hand for the holiday.

“He always had every intention of spending the holiday with Cynthia, the family, and his two daughters. There was never any intention of him flying back. The allegations regarding this trip to New York [to be with Madonna] couldn’t be anything farther from the truth,” the source says.

According to the source, A-Rod is planning on having dinner with Cynthia and their two children Tuesday night, and that Cynthia was “outraged” by the reports he wasn’t going to be with the family.

“Her mother and father and other family members are flying in” for the holiday, the source says. “They’ll all have a huge family get-together. Alex will be there for that, and be there the entire long weekend.” – Mark Dagostino

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