Madonna and Guy Ritchie Might Be Getting Divorced

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You hear a “Madonna and Guy Ritchie are getting divorced” story all the time, but this time it appears to be legitimate, as Madonna has secured the services of divorce lawyer, Fiona Shackleton. The same lawyer who represented Paul McCartney.

London’s Times Online

Madonna, whose fortune is estimated to be worth $600 million, is understood to be seeking legal advice on a possible divorce from her husband of seven years, the film director Guy Ritchie. Ms Shackleton, 52, is the lawyer of choice for the rich and famous after what was regarded as the spectacularly well-handled split of Sir Paul from Heather Mills, who was rumoured to be pushing for $160 million…Yesterday Madonna’s spokesman refused to comment on the claims. But one lawyer told The Times that the word in legal circles was that Madonna had gone to Ms Shackleton after making an approach to another firm…There has been speculation for some time over the marriage of Madonna, 49, and Ritchie, 39. It is thought that the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement, which means that the starting point for any settlement would be a 50-50 split.

Whatever, it’s about time. I know Madonna is ungodly wealthy and considered talented, but she kinda looks like E.T. when Michael pulled him out of the ditch, so it’s probably a good time for Guy Ritchie to jump ship. Because talking himself into fucking Madonna probably takes longer than it used to. I’m pretty sure he’d rather be a contestant on The Running Man.

Madonna and company at a Yankee game on June 22:

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