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It's Official--Madonna and Guy Ritchie Are Divorcing

October 15, 2008

They're famous for showing a united front, but now the issue is divorce for Madonna and British film-director Guy Ritchie.

They've reportedly been at each other over their competing careers and Madonna's desire to adopt another child. Her much-publicized friendship with New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez didn't help.

Storm clouds have been gathering for some time. At a 40th birthday part last month at a pub the pair owns, Madonna left after only an hour, while Guy kept partying into the wee hours.

The divorce settlement is expected to be messy. The Material Girl is worth the bulk of the couple's $600 million fortune.

With reports of no pre-nuptial agreement, Guy stands to walk away with half. Then there's the question of custody and care of their children. And if the rumors are to be believed -- and we've been here before -- the couple wants the divorce settled by Christmas.

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