Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Madonna is divorcing Guy Ritchie. The 50-year-old musician plans to finish her divorce with her 10-years-younger filmmaker husband by Christmas. Although the couple have three kids, disagreements have made their relationship untenable: "Madonna and Ritchie have clashed over everything from their kids to where they should live: the United States or England."
Despite last minute Kabbalah counseling, Madonna and Ritchie were unable to work out their differences. Months ago, Madonna had reportedly hired Fiona Shackleton, the divorce attorney known as "Steel Magnolia" that Paul McCartney used in his divorce, fueling rumors of imminent divorce. The addition of a rumored affair with the New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez, who is also undergoing divorce proceedings, also fanned the flames of speculation.
Worth more than $520 million, Madonna and Ritchie also own homes in London, New York, and Los Angeles. If the divorce takes place in London, Ritchie may stand to be a big winner since divorce judgments are generally larger than in the U.S. His career has been eclipsed since his marriage to Madonna eight years ago. He is in the midst of filming "Sherlock Holmes" while Madonna is continuing her "Sticky and Sweet" tour.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie Photos
Madonna and Guy Ritchie
Madonna and Guy Ritchie Family
Guy Ritchie Kissing Madonna