Speculation Grows Over Madonna Divorce
October 15, 2008 at 5:21 AM (PT)
Speculation that MADONNA and her husband GUY RITCHIE plan to divorce grew on WEDNESDAY after a report in a BRITISH newspaper said the couple would announce the split "imminently." REUTERS reports when asked about the report in THE SUN tabloid, BARBARA CHARONE, MADONNA'S LONDON-based publicist, replied: "No comment."
MADONNA and BRITISH filmmaker RITCHIE have denied previous reports that they planned to end their eight-year marriage.
THE SUN quoted a "highly-placed source" as saying MADONNA, 50, and RITCHIE, 40, "just couldn't live together any more" and could "no longer bear to live with the pretence" of being happily married.
Rumors that the LONDON-based couple planned to split have been circulating for months, fueled by reports in the summer that the singer had lined up FIONA SHACKLETON, a lawyer who acted for former BEATLE PAUL MCCARTNEY in his divorce.