Madonna to Divorce Ritchie

Sources predict an amicable separation
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2008 11:40 AM CDT
From left, director Nathan Rissman, Madonna and husband director Guy Ritchie arrive for the premiere of the film "I Am Because We Are" at the 61st international Cannes film festival, on Wednesday, May...   (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
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(Newser) – Madonna has asked Guy Ritche, her husband of 7 years, for a divorce, the Mirror reports. After a troubled year for their marriage and consultation with divorce lawyers, Madge decided to make it final, friends of the couple said last night. “It was quite painless but very sad. He's off to the country to get a bit of peace and quiet."

The couple didn’t sign a pre-nup, but friends tell the Mirror Guy is unlikely to gun for the singer’s millions: "Guy is a decent bloke, full stop. It's not his style to start profiteering from such sorry circumstances. He's got too much respect for his wife and children."