Madonna And Guy Ritchie to have Christmas dinner together even as they settle divorce for up to $92 million

December 15, 2008

(ChattahBox) — Madonna And Guy Ritchie have settled the financial aspect of their divorce for up to $92 million.  Madonna’s spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg spokeswoman confirmed to the New York Daily News, that the Material Girl has agreed to give Guy Ritchie the huge lump sum to end their eight-year marriage. The figure includes the value of the couple’s country home Ashcombe in western England.

A London court last month quietly granted the couple a preliminary divorce order while they work out the details of their split. Ritchie, 40, who is worth an estimated $45 million before the deal, had said previously he didn’t want a slice of Madge’s reported $450 million treasure trove.

The couple have yet to finalize custodial arrangements for the couple’s children though they have agreed to share custody of their sons, Rocco, 8, and David, 3, who was adopted from Malawi. Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes, 12, from a previous relationship will live with her in New York. A representative for Ritchie declined to comment on the reported settlement.

The deal will likely top the $60 million Sir Paul McCartney agreed to pay his ex-wife Heather Mills in their divorce but only ranks fourth on the all-time list of celeb divorce payouts; behind the $150 million Michael Jordan and Neil Diamond paid to end their marriages and Steven Spielberg’s $100 million settlement from ex-wife Amy Irving.

Despite the recent divorce wranglings Madonna and Guy Ritchie have decided to put their differences aside for the sake of their children and spend a family Christmas together at their country estate in England this year.  All three kids sons Rocco, 8, and David, 3, and the singer’s daughter from a previous relationship, Lourdes, 12 will be coming December 23 and stay for Christmas at Guy’s newly won in the divorce settlement Ashcombe House estate.

The couple were initially in disagreement on holiday plans with Madonna originally wanting the kids with her in New York presumably to be closer to  Alex Rodriguez, and Guy wanting the kids with him in the UK. An insider tells British newspaper The Daily Mail On Sunday:

“Madonna and Guy want the best for the kids and so she has decided to come over to the U.K. so they can be with their father. Madonna arrives in England on December 23 and is planning to stay for Christmas.

“Madonna doesn’t really like Ashcombe but she thinks it’s important that they put on a united front for the kids.”

Madonna’s rep confirmed that the singer “is coming back to England for Christmas with the kids.” The kids are currently accompanying Madonna on her “Sticky & Sweet” tour, which is currently in South America.


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