Madge's Fear: Guy Married for Money

Sources say Madonna was jealous of Ritchie's hot, younger ex-love
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Oct 23, 2008 11:21 AM CDT
Madonna, seen with Guy Ritchie in a 2000 file photo, always worried that the director married her for her money while carrying a torch for a Danish model 15 years her junior, sources tell the Sun.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Madonna always suspected Guy Ritchie married for money and was jealous of his sexy, younger ex, sources tell the Sun. Ritchie dumped model Tania Strecker months before marrying the Material Girl in 2000. “Madonna took Guy from Tania, but never really trusted him,” a source said. “She’s consumed by the fear that ... if it hadn’t been for her fortune, he’d have stayed with Tania.”

Ritchie strongly denies reports he cheated on Madonna. But Strecker, now hitched to millionaire James de Rothschild, called Ritchie “the love of my life” and told a radio host in 2001 she kept dating Ritchie after he began seeing Madonna, 15 years her senior and already pregnant with son Rocco.