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Madonna/Ritchie divorce – media guessing game begins

October 16, 2008

madonna2.jpgDepending on who you listen to or read, Guy Ritchie may look to get up to $260 million in any divorce settlement with his wife Madonna, or he may try to get nothing and live off his own fortune,  variously estimated at anywhere between $30-50 million.

When big celebrity divorces are announced, as Ritchie and Madonna’s was on Wednesday, a frenzied bout of speculation by media and lawyers alike tends to follow, and more often than not it ends up being a load of rubbish.

You only have to look back to the divorce between Paul McCartney and Heather Mills to see how wide of the mark the theories generally are. Some lawyers were confidently predicting McCartney would have to pay out $350 million to Mills. (It is only fair to point out that one such expert was quoted by none other than Reuters at the time.) The actual sum? Less than $50 million.

Still, perhaps it is true that the bigger the amount in the headline, the more copies a newspaper sells. Surely the press wouldn’t be so cynical?

Comments

For living with this wacked out, “I’m so important” woman, Guy deserves to get all he can. I’m so sick of this no-talent woman and will be glad when she takes her sick ideas of entertainment far away into retirement.

Posted by Carol | Report as abusive
 

I hope Madonna and Guy Ritchie put the concerns of their children first and them there. I also hope Guy R. has the humility and strength to ask for nothing but joint custody of their children. All anyone can hope for is that the kids stay a priority no matter what.

Posted by good day | Report as abusive
 

Imo he will be to proud to take a cent from Madonna… – specially if his own fortune is estimated at 30 – 50 millions.

It’s not about money but about Rokko and David. Lola probably will go to NY as her father lives there as well.

Posted by me | Report as abusive
 

Carol, your bitterness shows that you are such a loser, fat and ugly has-been. Get a life somewhere and if you really want to end Madonna’s fabulous career, simply stop bashing her. She’s up there because of mockers like you.

Posted by Dale Guerrero | Report as abusive
 

SHE NEEDS TO STOP TRYING TO BE A TEENAGER AND FOCUS ON HER CHILDREN. GUY SHOULD GET HALF OF EVERYTHING SHE HAS. SHES SUPPOSE TO BE A MOTHER NOT A TRAMP.

 

Why do I need to know this stuff? I really don’t care if Madonna is getting a divorce…..or who she’s voting for!

Posted by dayshiftbob | Report as abusive
 

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