Madonna and Guy: It's Over

Source: Feuding couple 'can't bear to live with the pretense anymore'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2008 3:33 AM CDT
Madonna performs in concert during her "Sticky and Sweet" tour at Madison Square Garden in New York earlier this month.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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(Newser) – Madonna and Guy Ritchie's marriage is damaged beyond repair and the couple plan to divorce before Christmas, a source tells the Sun. The decision to call time on the eight-year marriage follows an escalating series of arguments over the pair's competing careers, Madonna's wish to adopt another child, and Ritchie's desire to stop uprooting the three children they already have, according to the source.

"Despite huge attempts to patch things up they both knew deep down that divorce was on the cards," the source said. "It's very sad.They were a great couple and brilliant parents. They just couldn’t live together any more.”