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Madonna and Guy Ritchie Agree to Divorce

Madonna and Guy Ritchie Agree to Divorce

Madonna and Guy Ritchie have reportedly agreed to end their seven-year marriage.

A friend said last night: “They were both very calm. Madonna told Guy: ‘I’m sorry, I want a divorce’. And he agreed. It was quite painless but very sad.”

One disclosed to the Daily Mirror: “He’s a bit down in the dumps, and who can blame him. He’s off to the country to get a bit of peace and quiet.”

Madonna, 49 reportedly has begun seeking advice from divorce attorney Fiona Shackleton, who represented Paul McCartney in his divorce. Ritchie, 39, is believed to be consulting with Forsters, a lesser-known London law firm.

The couple apparently did not have a prenuptial agreement which could potentially lead to a 50-50 split of assets.

Madonna is believed to be worth about $600 million.

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  • http://whatisrunningthroughourminds.blogspot.com/ AnIntelligentmind

    Sadly I am not surprised. I do wish the best for the children

  • qiara.

    Im not really surprised either. I feel that it has to do with her fame and him being kind of unknown to people.

  • mico

    really? how sad for their son…..

  • Dinah

    Divorce is usually a sad affair.

    http://www.BehindTheLateShow.com

  • SASHA

    SAD SAD SAD.
    BUT IT’S REALITY. PEOPLE GROW APART THAT WHY I DONT UNDERSTAND THE OBSESSION OF SOME FANS REGARDING SOME DIVORCE THAT TOOK PLACE OVER FOUR YEARS ALREADY.
    GROW UP LOONIFERS. PEOPLE GROW APART AND IT LEADS TO DIVORCE.

  • hannah

    She doesn’t strike me as someone who is particularly easy to live with or be married to, but who knows what goes on behind closed doors. I wish them the best, especially the children. Divorce is never fun.

  • http://www.myspace.com/justcalifornia qboy

    poor girl, it’s her time now to pull through …
    seems like between britney spears , aguilera and her , only aguilera can hold her husband …
    she may worths 600$ but she is lonly now ..
    sad for her

  • http://zoqy.net celebaddict

    Guy is way too good for Madonna.
    I hope he can find someone who truly loves him, and who won’t overshadow him.

  • swirl

    There’s no solid evidence yet that the Ritchies are breaking up.

  • ladybug

    she seems like a pain the aS$ . she needs herself someone like mark anthony, who will make her feel like a queen. he seems like he wanted to just be husband and wife

  • jam

    ‘a friend said’…i wont believe this until an official statements released, which has not

  • cocopuff

    is this actually true? if the source is a “close friend” and the daily mirror, i don’t think we can really believe it. rumours about their divorce have been going around for awhile, and they’ve denied it.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    no surprise. everyone knew this was coming for awhile. blah, i guess he got tired of dating he-woman. it aint cute when your girl can do more push-ups than you.

  • sofia

    What’s the source of this “report?” I mean, there’s probably some grain of truth in it, but it’s not real news, is it? Not at least a reputable news agency reports it.

  • cali

    i really can’t believe MADONNA would not have signed a pre-nup?? is this true?

  • Mary

    I agree with cali…how can Madonna not have a prenup??? That was a STUPID move

  • someone

    totally agree with cali, if she hasent she’s an idiot,, sorry… But she is…

    I love Guy though,, his a good man..

  • Helena

    Terrible news. Especially when children come into the equation.

  • kd

    What a shock: narcissist, ever self re-inventing Madonna wants to be free and single again before she gets to old to act like a hottie. WHO ever thought Madonna might turn out to be a flake? Huh!

    She could not get enough attention becoming a British duchess and no one paid as much attention to her as she hoped when she adopted a third world child. They keep focusing on Jolie, dammit! You will see a spectacle now!

  • n.o.l.a

    That’s sad but not surprising. I love Madonna but have always thought she could be a handful. I hope Guy get everything he deserves.

  • n.o.l.a

    That’s sad but not surprising. I love Madonna but have always thought she could be a handful. I hope Guy get everything he deserves.

  • thin lizzy

    YOUR SO OLD MADONNA WHO IS GONNA MARRY YOUR OLD ASS NOW!!! plus he’s nice looking ,soft spoken what’s wrong with him?
    don’t you just wanna grow old together think about the children!!!!

  • http://justjared jessica

    oh how sad i suppose they just grew apart.

  • swirl

    thin lizzy-

    you need to grow up. seriously…

  • Tracy

    I find it hard to believe that she doesn’t have a prenup-no way. She’s too savvy for that!
    Maybe grinding on JT gave her the idea that she’s still hot and get some young stud. I must say, I found it to be a sad spectacle. Act your age. Her poor children.

  • Valerie

    Even if they don’t have a pre-nup, the poor guy should receive danger pay after being married to her for 7 years….

  • girl

    Well, in all fairness, when they got married, Guy’s career was quite promising and on the rise. It seems like in a way his marriage to Madonna ruined his career. He became known more to people as the guy who married Madonna.

    I agree with a lot of the posters here, Madonna doesn’t seem easy to live with in the first place. I won’t be surprised if this story is true, but I do wish it isn’t.

  • BRAZIL

    i feel so sad….like when my parents get divorce

    they used to be look so happy together and now this…

    .

  • voe

    I’ve never liked her although I like some of her songs. She’s too much a sex exhibitionist. Seeing her at forty something in hot pants and sexually provocative poses just leaves bad taste in my mouth. But without all these antics she would not be the great entertainer that she is.

  • You/Me

    I hope Madonna didn’t have a pre-nup (although I find that really hard to believe) because Guy deserves to get half of everything for putting up with this narcissitic selfish b*tch for seven years. She f*cked up when she insisted on that adoption against Guy’s wishes…..I think she only did it because she wasn’t getting the attention that Angie, George, and Don Cheadle were getting. She is going to end up like Cher…..65 and still trying to look and act like 25….it’s so pathetic.

  • madge needs attention

    why did madonna adopt a small child and then seek a divorce from hubby is it a grab at the attention she craves. when she adopted david some said she was copying brad and angie. could this be true. i think so madonna never did anything that was not a pr stunt it must be sad to be so phony i feel sorry for her children.

  • Shelly

    mico
    What you mean by their SON all 3 children have bonded with Guy.
    I pray it’s not true!

  • BRAZIL

    # 30…what a stupid and childish comment!:

    “I think she only did it because she wasn’t getting the attention that Angie, George, and Don Cheadle were getting”

    Please..Madonna is the most famous woman in the world!…im from Chile an here the people looove Madonna more than other american artist, in latinamerica she is admire like in the rest of the world.

    she dont need more attention.

    also…adopting a child just for attention??…please, what a stupid comment.

  • K

    She didn’t have a prenup? That is really hard to believe.

    Sad situation for those kids :(

  • Linda

    “CALM, BUT VERY SAD”??
    GUY DOESN’T CARE IF THEY GET A DIVORCE.
    HE ONLY MARRIED HER FOR HER MONEY.
    OF COURSE, HE PROBABLY DIDN’T DO MUCH TO MAKE MADONNA HAPPY! BECAUSE HE WANTED THAT DIVORCE. HE PLAYED HER WELL IF SHE AGREED NOT TO SIGN A PRENUP.

    I DON’T CARE HOW MUCH MEN OR WOMEN CLAIM THEY LOVE YOU… IF YOU MAKE MORE MONEY THAN THE PERSON YOU’RE WITH… THEY’RE PARTLY WITH YOU BECAUSE OF THAT MONEY! IT’S THEIR SECURITY…

    AND SHUT UP WHEN YOU SAY “IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD” TO SUPPORT THE ONE YOU’RE WITH. THEY ARE JUST AS HUMAN AS YOU… THEY CAN LEAVE U EVENTUALLY. U NEED TO MAKE SURE THEY DON’T TOUCH THAT MONEY.

    ALOOOT OF PEOPLE, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN… DO ALOT OF THINGS TO GAIN YOUR TRUST. THEY WILL GO OUT OF THEIR WAY FOR YOU. AND YOU BELIEVE IT’S LOVE. NOPE! YOU BREAK OUT INTO A FIGHT OR YOUR RELATIONSHIP DIES… AND IT ENDS. THEY WILL NEED SOME OF YOUR MONEY. YOU ARE DOING THEM A FAVOR BY ALLOWING THEM TO BE INDEPENDENT AND TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES WITH THEIR OWN MONEY.

    MARRIAGE TAKES WORK! IT’S NOT ALWAYS FINE AND DANDY. IT IS ANOTHER JOB, WHICH YOU NEED TO WORK AT EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. NEVER GIVE UP. BUT IF YOU MADE A MISTAKE FROM THE BEGINNING BY BEING WITH THAT PERSON OUT OF YOUR OWN STUPIDITY… THEN IT NEEDS TO END. BUT IF IT WAS NOT A MISTAKE… THEN YOU HAVE WORK AT IT.

  • I HEART HER MADGESTY

    I have loved Madonna for as long as I can remember.

    I think she seeks out attention because as any good business person knows, it’s important to stay relevant. She might do a lot of things people don’t approve of and not everybody has to like her music but I sincerely doubt she filed for divorce in an attempt to get attention and media coverage. I’ve read numerous books about her and the one thing that always gets mention over and over is her lifelong search for love. She was devastated when things didn’t work out between her and Sean Penn and always viewed that as her biggest failure. (“Take a Bow” and “This Used to be my Playground” were all about him.) I can’t imagine having to live through another failed marriage is something she would stage for publicity, especially after expressing so much hurt and sorrow over her first one.

    Stay strong Madonna, LOVE LIVE THE QUEEN!

  • mage

    this cant be true.last week on a enterview madonna daid that loves her guy and their are fine .how this persons that are they friends could afirm things like this.they still married and happy

  • Izzie, the soccer mom

    She is the wizard of re-inventing and marketing herself ~ for someone who has minimal vocal talents, you have to hand it her, she made herself a “brand” if you will.

    Doubt if not having a prenup will hurt her much. How long will it take to spend $600 million ? ? People get divorced every day and don’t know how they are going to pay the bills, feed the kids, etc. Her life won’t change that much…maybe some more PR and she parades around her new men.

    She just doesn’t have the “buzz – ability” that she used to. We’ve seen her for too long and she can’t reinvent her youth, and sad as it is, we are a society fixated on youth.

  • stefanie

    I’m sorry but I don’t feel sorry for Madonna. I think this is freedom day for Guy Richie because he doesn’t have be Madonna “beard” anymore.

    He’s gone to the country so he can finally say, I got rid of that awful woman, her fake religion and her “bought” child,. I think that was one of the major reasons for the divorce- Guy was not going along with this fake Africa “movement” Madonna was doing.

    Not because Richie is anti-African or racist, but he’s a man and men aren’t always open to such things as foster care and adoption. I don’t think Madonna consulted him at all. She just does what she wants and everyone has to do along with it.

    Well, not anymore. Welcome to freedom, Guy. Betcha win an Oscar in a couple of year once you are free of that old bag.

  • janie

    Wow – this is very sad. I cannot imagine being married to Madonna. I feel very sorry for Guy and for the kids.

  • Shinkai

    they divorce everyday.

  • voe

    Linda,

    I find your post funny.

    Marriage takes work, this I agree. And indeed there are men/women (more women than men, a lot more) who stay in marriage because of the financial security or lifestyle their spouses can provide.

    But how do you know that Guy is this type of men. According to news outlet, he wasn’t a pauper. He was said to have come from an aristocratic family in England. Could Madonna have married him to get in his aristocratic circle? Common people with load of money often want to be in the blue blooded crowd. Surely Madonna wasn’t stupid. It ‘d fairer to say that they used each other to get what they wanted though there’s no evidence that he had used her for any climbing. He hasn’t been reported to go on outrageous shopping spree, hasn’t been pictured in the latest and hottest fashion like Katie Holmes, hasn’t made movies with her money. I wonder what financial security you think he wanted.

    But all this isn’t what stirred me to comment on your post.

    What stirred me is the fact that you seem to evaluate your men on money and yet you say marriage needs work. So if your husband happened to hit a tough period in his life where he couldn’t earn equal to your an amount of income, you’d belittle him, chastise him for failure and kick him to the curb? And if after you have been such a bitch of a wife he wanted a divorce, you’d go about telling people he’d planned for the divorced and you’re a free of blame? I feel for your poor husband or boyfriend. Let’s hope he never hits a slump while he’s with you.

  • 19

    He bet not get any of her money.

  • Bella

    And this AFTER they adopted a kid from Africa??? So you know who will be raising him—a nanny. Why can’t people stayed married ??????

  • LuckyL

    Madonna was definitely like the man in the relationship. I’m sure she has always considered Guy inferior to her. I thought it was a rumor, but surprisingly, I feel like I understand. A woman who loves control as much as her and is confident, bordering on arrogance, probably thinks she deserves a “better” as in hotter, younger, more in the public husband. He was a good man, never heard any cheating rumors, and I love his films. Too bad.

  • LuckyL

    I really doubt he’s going to try and snatch all her money. He DOES have a his own film work and he has probably made his own investments and created his own assets. Not everyone is singing and dancing and acting to make money. Anyway, I never saw this guy running around trying to be glitzy and get attention. It would seem strange now.

  • LuckyL

    Bella @ 06/27/2008 at 2:22 pm

    And this AFTER they adopted a kid from Africa??? So you know who will be raising him—a nanny. Why can’t people stayed married ??????
    _________
    I really think it’s a “she” adopted, because she does what she wants. She tried to circumvent the Malawi adoption system the same way she probably adopted without really thinking it through with her husband. I really do think she was just caught up in the “novelty” of adopting an African child because it seemed like her “humanitarian gift” to Africa

  • LuckyL

    This woman is almost 30 years older than Angelina–when did she give a f*** about Africa before or other countries in devastation?

  • Dieter

    you hear me GIRL !!!!!!!!!!!! – his lack of talent ruined his career; I jack on Madonna giving me a shot in the ass on regular basis. This GUY wasn´t worth the QUEEN´s effort, just a bad sucker !!!!!!

  • Laura

    I’m really sad about that, but its reality.. and I just wish all the best for both of them. Cause i know they worth it.

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