News of the World reports Madonna behaved like the CIA with her now ex-husband Guy Ritchie, compiling a secret dossier on the director to help her case if they were to have been embroiled in an ugly divorce. “She got staff to keep a record of every time he was out late or made an off-color comment,” a source told the British tabloid. “It was bizarre as he’s not a heavy drinker or abusive. He doesn’t drink any more than the next man. But she was trying to show he’d be a bad influence on the kids, which is rubbish. Guy’s a devoted dad and the kids adore him.”
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Madonna Not Heartbroken Over Guy Ritchie Split
November 22, 2008 – Hours before a London court granted Madonna and Guy Ritchie a preliminary “quickie divorce” on Friday, a source close to the Material Girl told People the singer is holding up okay. “It’s a sad situation, but she’s not heartbroken,” the insider said. “She’s handling it well.”
Meanwhile, Madonna was eyed with her first hubby Sean Penn at the Greenwich Hotel in Manhattan on Wednesday night. “There’s nothing romantic there,” the source added. “They’re just good friends.” Penn has been married to actress Robin Wright since 1996, reversing a decision last December to seek a divorce.
Madonna And Guy Ritchie Divorce To Be Finalized Friday
November 21, 2008 – The Sun reports that neither Madonna or Guy Ritchie will be present when their seven-year marriage is officially declared over on Friday in London. The director, who is reportedly worth $45 million, will receive a cash payment equivalent to the value of their Marylebone townhouse, around $38 million. “Madonna is livid that people think he hasn’t asked for a penny when he is walking away with millions,” a source said. Read more.
Courtney Hazlett On Madonna & Guy Ritchie Divorce Nearing Settlement
November 20, 2008 – Reports indicates Madonna and estranged husband Guy Ritchie are on their way to being granted an initial divorce decree in London. MSNBC.com’s Courtney Hazlett discussed the news on MSNBC Thursday (November 20). Watch the video below.