Sunday, October 19, 2008

Madonna divorce: The deleted scenes

According to The Sunday Mirror, the breaking point in the Madonna-that bloke divorce came when he rebuffed her investment in his career:

Exclusive: Madonna wants money invested in Guy Ritchie film back

The singer handed over the cash for him to make a film but was furious when he announced he was suspending the project because of his troubled relationship and she demanded the money back.

Surely nobody in their right minds invests in a Guy Ritchie film expecting their money back?

Although, according to the News Of The World, the breaking point was because Madonna spent so much time exercising the couple haven't had sex for eighteen months:
And on the rare occasions when they did make love, he has told pals it was like “cuddling up to a piece of gristle”.

Having said that, though, the Mail On Sunday confidently informs its readers that, rather than a film investment or no gristle-like sex, it was religion which did for them:
Madonna's obsession with the Jewish-based faith is said to have been the final nail in the coffin of her marriage. Guy is still a follower, but feels his wife made it a circus.

'Guy has actually come out all the better for his commitment to Kabbalah,' a close friend said.

'He has found peace. For Madonna, Kabbalah is about having her own cult. He thinks she follows it for all the wrong reasons.

You could almost get the impression reading the UK press that nobody really knows what happens inside a marriage to bring it to its final act. But that probably wouldn't fill a paper half as interestingly.