When newspapers report a breakup, they always run a picture of the couple and caption it “..in happier times”. These happier times were in 2007. It seems 2008 hasn’t been a basket of rainbows.
I can’t think of a more difficult woman in the world to be married to or a more difficult marriage in which to retain your testicles and other aspects of manhood. She doesn’t seem like the compromising type to me but then, what would I know, I haven’t been around to their place to dinner lately.
According to today’s reports (breathlessly marked: 2am! – I wonder if anyone was sitting up waiting for the announcement?):
US pop star Madonna and her British film director husband Guy Ritchie are to divorce after nearly eight years of marriage.
and Guy Ritchie have agreed to divorce after seven and a half years of
marriage, their representatives confirmed today,” a spokeswoman said in
a statement today.
“They have both requested that the media maintain respect for their family at this difficult time.”
Other reports say that the divorce could cost Madge 150 million pounds – about A$300m.
A divorce settlement could potentially leave film director Guy
pocketing up to £150million, which threatens to become the costliest in
It is believed the couple did not sign a pre-nuptial agreement.
Madonna, 50, is one of the world’s richest women, with an estimated fortune of £300 million.
I guess it’s sad but I can think of so many sadder things. Like the global economy.