Madonna Divorce Settlement Reached

Welp, it's gonna be official! Madonna and Guy Ritchie will be granted a preliminary divorce decree at the High Court in London on Friday. After six weeks and a day, the divorce would be made final.

As to whether or not it was a messy divorce settlement, the various camps are disagreeing:

According to the British press, Madonna, 50, and Ritchie, 40, reached a settlement over money and their kids Lourdes, 12, Rocco, 8, and David, 3. London's Evening Standard reports that Madonna will keep the bulk of her estimated $500 million fortune intact, though Ritchie was entitled by law to a share of it.

Additionally, Rocco and David will split time between the U.S. and London, while Lourdes, whose father is Carlos Leon, will live with her mother.

"[Madonna] walked away without any of his money, much to her credit," a friend told the U.K.'s Times. "He has done the same."

"He could have hugely boosted his bank balance and set himself up for life, but he already feels he has enough money," another pal told the paper. "He also didn't want the whole thing dragging on in the public gaze for months and months and, in any case, his priority was the children's future."

My Lord, I can't wait until Guy Ritchie writes a book -- or, better yet, a screenplay! -- about this insanity. He probably doesn't need any of Madonna's money because he's going to make so much cash selling her out after this madness is over.

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