It was only a matter of time.

A former stripper named Candice Houlihan, who had a brief affair with Alex Rodriguez, has come out in support of A-Rod’s wife, Cynthia Rodriguez

Houlihan, who claims she had sex twice with A-Rod in 2004, when his wife was pregnant with their first child, told the Boston Herald:  "A leopard doesn’t change his spots. Good for her, I think she’s doing the smart thing. And she’ll probably get tons of cash.”

Candice says she met A-Rod at a game in Fenway Park with her girlfriends, and later met up with him at a club where they tossed back a few shots and … well, you know.

“It was killing me and I felt bad afterwards,” she said. “I’m not a bad person. I know how it feels to be cheated on, it sucks. But a couple of drinks later, I didn’t notice all that much, to tell you the truth.”

Houlihan told BH that she and her girlfriends were "freaking out" when they found out the next day (via Google) that his wife was pregnant.

But A-Rod called when he was in town for the American League Championship Series, and Candice wasn’t freaked enough to blow him off. “He said he had a big game the next day. I like to say I helped us win,” she told the BH. “I reversed the curse!”

Candice, now a hairdresser in Reading, Mass., was a pole dancer for five years, but never told A-Rod she danced at Centerfolds.

This guy sure sounds like a real prize. Is enough enough? Is Cynthia right to dump him, Madonna love affair or not? What would you do?

Photo: Cynthia and Alex at his surprise 30th birthday party in 2005. Credit:  WireImage

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead