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Kate Hudson and New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez have split, a Hudson pal confirms to

Hudson, 30, was mum when asked about the slugger, 34, on the Late Show With David Letterman last Thursday.

"You're a big Yankees fan, and you're friends with Alex Rodriguez," Letterman asked the Nine star.

She nervously laughed. "Yeah, he's a friend of mine," she said. "Nice guy."

After the two began dating this past May, Hudson followed him closely during the Yankees' winning season. She was photographed front and center at numerous games, including ones in Miami and Toronto.

She also helped him celebrate when his team won their 27th World Series this past November.

Before Rodriguez, Hudson - who has a son, Ryder, 5, with ex-husband Chris Robinson - dated Owen Wilson, Dax Shepard and Lance Armstong.

"I love boys," she told the December issue of Elle UK. I believe they're really simple. Every guy likes to say that they're complicated, but they're so easy to figure out. What did that Dr. Laura say? Something like, 'All men want is sex and for you to make them a sandwich.' I thought that was really funny--and not entirely untrue."

Despite her revolving door of men, she said her family has never judged her.

"My mother [Goldie Hawn] never shook anybody's hand. She has kissed and hugged her way through life," she tells the January issue of Harper's Bazaar."[My family had] an open-door policy. We were never afraid to bring the wrong person home. They were always open to our failures."