In news that is catching no one by surprise — except possibly the PR reps who issued countless denials of domestic trouble? — Madonna and Guy Ritchie announced Wednesday they are divorcing after nearly eight years of marriage.
Whether or not this also means the truth will come out about Madonna’s relationship with playoff-less Yankee Alex Rodriguez remains to be seen. Over the summer, Madonna was linked — unfairly, she said — to the breakup Rodriguez and his ex-wife Cynthia.
The couple issued a brief statement by their representatives Wednesday, asking for respect from the press for their family’s sake.
A financial settlement has not been agreed on by the wealthy couple, who also must decide child custody issues.
Madonna and Ritchie married in December 2000. The couple have two children: Rocco, 8, and David Banda, 3, who was adopted from Malawi in 2006. Madonna also has a 12-year-old daughter, Lourdes, from her relationship with personal trainer Carlos Leon.
The couple are reportedly worth some $525 million, the bulk of that belonging to Madonna. Ritchie has an estimated $35 million fortune. They own homes in London, Los Angeles and New York, and the retreat in Wiltshire.
With all her problems, the QUEEN is still rocking on stage. Her opening tour in the US was in Boston where she rocked the stage for her audience. She still looks stunning !! Madge is the best.