After months of speculation, Madonna’s reps have confirmed that she and husband Guy Ritchie are divorcing after nearly eight years of marriage. The ‘Today’ show spoke with some fans outside Madonna’s concert in Boston last night, who said the stress of a divorce wasn’t showing during her performance. “He is fairly placid, easy going, loose, and she is a driven woman,” remarked columnist Adam Helliker. “And I think he’s finally realized this is not a woman he could ever just sit down and relax with.” Adam added that while Ritchie could go after half of her $500 million fortune, he understands that the film director isn’t going to. “It’s going to be very civilized,” Helliker said. Watch the report below.
What Led To Madonna And Guy Ritchie To Divorce?
October 15, 2008 – The ‘Today’ show spoke with showbiz columnist Ashley Pearson about Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s strained marriage hours before the couple confirmed they were headed for divorce. “I think what they were fighting over would be the kind of things many couples fight over, religion, child care and schedules that were vastly different,” Pearson speculated. Watch the segment, aired Wednesday (October 15), below.
‘Showbiz Tonight’ On Madonna & Guy Ritchie Split
October 15, 2008 – ‘Showbiz Tonight’ co-host Brooke Anderson had the latest from the world of entertainment, including big news about Madonna and Guy Ritchie getting a divorce, ending their 7 1/2 year marriage. Asked if she thought the Material Girl should mention in on her current tour, Anderson said, “You know, it’s personal. I think she should just entertain the crowd. That’s what they bought the tickets for.” Video of the report at Turner.com has since been removed.
Madonna & Guy’s Main Split Concern Is For Their Kids
October 15, 2008 – Madonna’s rep Liz Rosenberg spoke with People magazine about her client’s decision to end her 7 1/2 year marriage to film producer Guy Ritchie. “The main concern for Madonna and Guy are their children – the security of their children in all senses of the word and the well being of their children,” Rosenberg explained. “That’s the priority for both of them moving forward. It’s a sad situation.” Richie’s family declined comment to the publication. Read more.
Insider Reveals Details Behind Madonna And Guy Ritchie Split
October 15, 2008 – The Sun has details behind Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s move to end their 7 1/2 year marriage, with an inside source saying the couple “can’t bear to live with the pretense any longer.” The “highly placed source” told the British tabloid, “It’s very sad. They were a great couple and brilliant parents. They just couldn’t live together any more.”
The insider continued, “Madonna wanted a highly stage-managed separation, with their split being announced when it was convenient for her. She didn’t want the distraction while she is trying to concentrate on her tour. But a series of rows around Guy’s 40th birthday last month were so bad that Madge ended up storming out of the house and Guy’s had enough.” Read more.
Madonna And Guy Ritchie Divorcing After 7 1/2 Year Marriage
October 15, 2008 – The Associated Press reports that Madonna and Guy Ritchie announced Wednesday they are divorcing after nearly eight years of marriage, a move that followed months of speculation that the celebrity couple were going to split up. The couple issued a brief statement by their representatives Wednesday, asking for respect from the press for their family’s sake.
“Madonna and Guy Ritchie have agreed to divorce after seven and a half years of marriage,” Madonna’s spokeswoman said. “They have both requested that the media maintain respect for their family at this difficult time.”
Watch an AP report via YouTube below.
Madonna & Liberal Hollywood Examined By Fox News
October 13, 2008 – Fox News Channel’s ‘Fox & Friends’ discussed “liberal Hollywood” wearing their political opinions on their sleeves, citing Madonna concerts where the singer said that Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin “can’t come to my party” while the right’s presidential hopeful John McCain was featured in images on the screen also featuring Hitler. They added that the Republicans stars in Hollywood usually keep a low profile to avoid losing work. The video at FoxNews.com has since been removed.