Madonna To Split From Husband

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Madonna announced this week that she and her husband Guy Ritchie have decided to divorce. The two have been married for eight years. The two have asked that the media “maintain respect for their family at this difficult time”. They have already come to a financial settlement – but have yet to settle custody issues.

Ritchie’s mother – Lady Amber Leighton – told reporters that the family would not be making any statement. The two married in December 2000 inside a Scottish castle. They have two children; Rocco who is 8 and David Banda who is 3. David was adopted from Malawi in 2006. Madonna also has a daughter – Lourdes – from another relationship.

The two are worth more than $525 million and much of that belongs to Madonna. She has been able to pick up her career – but Ritchie’s has fallen short since they have been married.

Lawyers said the couple would likely try to come to an agreement before heading to court. “The judgment of the court would be to try and assess what they came in with and divide what they built up fairly equally,” said David Allison, a lawyer with Family Law in Partnership, a London firm.