Madonna and Guy Ritchie reach an early divorce settlement

While there are some conflicting reports on the amounts, Daily World is saying £10 million cash, The Sun is saying £20 million, it’s widely reported that the attorneys for Madonna and Guy Ritchie have hashed out an early divorce settlement that both parties seem ok with. In more evidence that the process for this divorce started well before the announcement last week, the agreement will give Ritchie somewhere between £10 to 20 million, the Ashcombe House in the country and the Punchbowl Pub he’s so fond of. The cash part of the settlement is for Ritchie’s part of the two Marylebone houses and their cottages.

As a further part of the deal, Guy agrees to a gag clause, swearing him to silence about life with Madge. Guy doesn’t strike me as the kind of guy who would go running to the tabloids to make a buck anyway, so this probably wasn’t a big deal to him.

As part of the deal Guy, 40, has agreed to a gagging clause that will prevent him from ever talking about their seven-and-a-half-year marriage.

The couple agreed the settlement via their lawyers and film director Guy yesterday told friends he is ‘hugely relieved’ and walking away from the broken marriage ‘a happier man’.

Guy will own Ashcombe House, their 1,200 acre £10million estate in Wiltshire, while Madonna will keep the couple’s £7million townhouse in Marylebone in central London.
A source close to Guy said last night: ‘He just wants out, he has had enough of the Madonna circus and he is massively relieved. It was never about the money.

‘The most important things to him are having full access to his kids, whom he adores, and a quiet life.
‘The one thing he wants more than anything is their house in the country along with his pub The Punchbowl.

‘She is giving Guy £10million, which is the value of their London home and it’s basically a way of buying his silence.

[From The Daily Mail]

Madonna was undoubtedly happy with the arrangement, she gets to keep most of her nearly $600 million fortune. According to the Daily Mail, Madonna will be moving herself and the kids back to the US, but Guy will continue to have full access to them. He decided not to get into a custody fight because he was told there was virtually no way Madonna, as their mother, would be denied custody. The source says Ritchie is a dovoted father and will be buying an apartment in NYC so that he can see the kids more often.

That’s not all Guy is going to do more often. Ritchie plans to get alot more of what he’s been lacking and is looking forward to taking up as many of the propositions he’s always gotten from women as he can.

Pals also said Guy now plans to bed as many women as possible. The source said: “Guy has always been very popular with women. They have thrown themselves at him throughout his marriage but he has always been utterly faithful.

“Now it’s all over he plans to have a little fun — something that has been missing from his life for far too long.”

[From The Sun]

From what I’ve gathered, there are plenty of women on both sides of the Atlantic ready to let Guy finally feel something soft.

Guy Ritchie is shown outside his office in London on 10/17/08. Credit: Bauergriffinonline. Madonna is shown outside the Kabbalah Centre in NY on 10/18/08. Credit: Fame Pictures

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  1. geronimo says:

    Good for him. It’s sad that she felt the need to trivialise and disrespect him publicly when it seems he would never have wanted anything other than a civilised and private break-up anyway. Feel a real pang for him that his kids will now live on the other side of the Atlantic, but sounds like he’ll do whatever’s necessary to maintain regular contact with them.

    Hope her selfish, bitch-from-hell act is now officially over.

  2. daisy424 says:

    Now she can count all of her millions alone.
    I am happy to hear they didn’t drag this on. That’s better for the children.

  3. yeah says:

    Boy, you can sure see who played adult in that arrangement. She really didn’t set a very good example for her children with the “retard” remark, while he isn’t directly speaking to anyone about any of it…while his “friends” have managed to get the word out what a hardass mess M is to live with. Too bad, again, for the kids.

    That woman needs to put some fat back on her frame…she’s like a piece of 1000 year old jerky…it’s frightening looking. And seeing the “old” pictures of her with straight hair finally pointed out why she’s so haggard looking around the face…that part in the middle and the waves just make her skeery..she needs softness.

    Man, I don’t even care about these people…why all the wordage??? :roll:

  4. Andrea says:

    sooooo… he signs a gag order and she can take pot shots on stage for millions to hear about? That sounds fair.

  5. debra77 says:

    I have always liked him. I think he just got fed up with her sh**. She needs to be the center of attention too much. At 50 is is time to grow up. I do think she is in good shape, but for people to say she looks amazing is just a lie. She looks like hell. I don’t think she as aged well. Guy was a good guy and she should have fought more for her marriage instead of the fame. Just my little opinion

  6. m says:

    Guy made her look young.
    she’s beginning to really look older. even in the shot above, her face isn’t saggy, but it still looks granny-like.
    is it just me?

  7. ff says:

    This does seem to give lie the idea that he was whole-heartedly disparaging, as speculated, doesn’t it?

    He probably just wanted someone who didn’t mind getting razzed with him and his mates occasionally. Oh well, it’s not like his life is over or anything.

  8. Anne says:

    Of course, she will continue to take the low road calling him out in public.

  9. cc says:

    I suspect that if she keeps taking cheap shots at him, one really juicy piece of info will be “leaked” and she will shut right up.

  10. xxx says:

    Shows who has more class, and it isn’t madonna.

  11. Kaiser says:

    I don’t know… something about the numbers isn’t adding up. For starters, doesn’t she own like $50 million in property just in London? If she’s basically buying him out, seems like the cash settlement should be a lot larger.

    I suspect this isn’t the last post we’ll have about Madge’s money.

  12. Leandra says:

    I can see the immense relief in his eyes in these photos. He still looks haunted though. It’s going to take some time before he really recovers from this nightmare he’s been living the last few years. But at least he’ll get something out of it which he most certainly deserves. He really is a good and decent “guy”.

  13. colin says:

    i think madonna is great and with her new tour i think she wiull make the money sh is giving to HIM back and he doesnt need custody of lourdes because shes not HIS and i wish her the best and i hope its over for her and she forgets about him and she is able to perform perfectly i am :D :-) for her and im sure she will be playing pinks new song so what for a while

  14. lola lola says:

    He is so hot. Her loss, really. Well, and the kids of course. Sad it didn’t work out. She’ll never be able to make a relationship work with anyone. I feel sorry for her really. Did I mention that he’s still totally hot? *sigh*

  15. Kat says:

    Now she can go play with A-Rod, and see if she can take control of his life. Wonder how long that will last.

  16. Ceenitall says:

    Does she have to give back his balls or is she going to try to keep them? I am sure she thinks she wears them better then he does.

  17. Julie says:

    If she does take up with A-Rod, how long will it be before she’s pregnant with his child? $600 million can buy a lot of in-vitro, and she is, after all, only 36 (according to Kabbalah).

  18. mif says:

    If any needs a gag-order, it’s her..”Emotional retard” comment is proof of that.

  19. TM says:

    I kinda always thot that Guy is the guy for Madge…. Yeah she can be sooo’over the top’ but hey…am a romantic at heart and I like the ‘happily ever after’ ending. I seriously do not agree that he should get more of her money. She earned it , it is hers and the settlement that she is giving him now seems more than enough. Or am I the only one who thinks that.
    Guy is still young ,good looking in the Briton way n he can get young women in their 20′s. he looses nothing from having this marriage. Madge is 50… she can still have a happy life if she wants but her choices of men is very limited non?

  20. geronimo says:

    Kaiser – the only reason it sounds odd is because it doesn’t sound greedy and maybe we’re too used to greedy.

    I believe they own their main London residence jointly, the other properties are hers. The £10M bought him out of the one they owned jointly, that’s my guess. I think (and I’ve said this from the beginning) he just wanted out and money was never going to be an issue for him.

  21. RAN says:

    The A-Rod comment – just gross! :wink: