STOP THE WORLD: Madonna and Guy divorcing. Care factor low.

In happier times: Madonna, Guy, Rocco and Lourdes attend a London film premiere in January 2007

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.

“Madonna
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.”

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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
showbusiness history.

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.

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