So, another one bites the dust. What else is new in Hollywood????
To be honest, I never really understood what she was doing with him but that is just me.
Didn't we hear about this for a few years now.
I think this marriage was over right around the time her beautiful son was born but that's just me.
Now that she is going to be single again, I wonder who she is going to sink her man eating (and I say this with the utmost respect) claws into.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie's marriage is on the fritz, with the 50-year-old Queen of Pop and 40-year-old film director announcing their plans to divorce.
"Madonna and Guy Ritchie have agreed to divorce after 7½ years of marriage," their reps said in a joint statement. "They have both requested that the media maintain respect for their family at this difficult time. A final settlement has not been agreed upon yet."
"Guy Ritchie is responsible for wanting this divorce now," a source tellls Usmagazine.com. "He didn't want to wait to break the news, it had gone on along enough. This marriage was over a long time ago."
Another insider tells Us: "All her friends and family have known all along. They had to keep it under wraps and really tried to work things out. They tried for years, actually.
"They thought their belief in Kabbalah could help," the source adds, "but it's unfortunately hard for Madonna to hold on to anybody in her life. Thank God she has the kids."
The news comes after British papers reported Wednesday morning that a split announcement was imminent.
Citing unnamed sources, The Sun reports the couple want a divorce finalized by Christmas.
Madonna, 50, and Ritchie, 40, "can't bear to live with the pretense any longer," a source told The Sun.
"It's very sad. They were a great couple and brilliant parents. They just couldn't live together.
"Despite huge attempts to patch things up, they both knew deep down that divorce was in the cards. It wasn't a matter of 'if' but 'when.' They tried hard over the past few months, but their fighting was getting out of control.
"The final straw came before Madonna started her U.S. tour."
Though Madonna wanted to wait to announce their split until after her global "Sticky and Sweet" tour, their fighting got so bad that Ritchie just wanted out, according to the Sun.