A-Rod has a deep appreciation for art—as long as it’s depicting himself, an ex-girlfriend tells Us Weekly. The former flame says that Yankees star Alex Rodriguez had paintings of himself as a centaur hanging above his bed. “He was so vain,” she says. “He had not one, but two painted portraits of himself as a centaur. You know, the half-man, half-horse figure?" As a result, current girlfriend Kate Hudson has been trying to temper his ego, but is reportedly satisfied with other, less artistic aspects of the relationship. "They love sex!” said a friend, "They talk about it all day. Kate gets graphic talking about his body, even to her parents."