LONDON (RushPRnews/Hollywood Today)11/21/08 – Madonna and Guy Ritchie will formally divorce tomorrow in a London High Court after an eight-year marriage – long for a celebrity couple.
Issues like how child custody and the coupleâ€™s mostly-Madonna half billion dollar fortune will be split will be revealed then, as sources say an agreement has been reached. Madonna, who is in the middle of a world concert tour, will reportedly return to live in the U.S. while Ritchie stays in the UK.
The case was listed today under the names Ciccone M.L. (her last name) and Ritchie G.S. and will be heard before a judge in the High Courtâ€™s Family Division. They are neither required nor likely to attend in person.
The pop singer and director have a son, Rocco, 8, and in 2006 Madonna applied to adopt David Banda, a boy from Malawi whose mother died shortly after his birth and whose biological father has supported the approved adoption.
The singer also has a daughter Lourdes, born in 1996, from her relationship with fitness trainer Carlos Leon. She was married once before, to actor Sean Penn, in the 1980s.
Madonna, 50, and Ritchie, 40, have a technically joint fortune estimated to be worth around $525 million.
â€œWeâ€™re not going to comment on anything at the moment,â€ said Barbara Charone, Madonnaâ€™s London-based publicist.