Madonna’s Hard Candy Cover

Revealed: Madonna's Hard Candy cover

She may be approaching 50, but Madonna’s showing no sign of slowing down – her new album cover is as provocative as ever.

The Queen of Pop dons leather thigh-high boots, teamed with a teeny-tiny black bodysuit and a wrestling belt – not to mention the sultry-looking facial expression.

Featuring production by Pharrell Williams, Timbaland and Nate ‘Danja’ Hills and an appearance by Justin Timberlake, Madonna’s rep says the album’s ‘about the juxtaposition of tough and sweetness’.

Meanwhile, following speculation that Madonna’s marriage to director Guy Ritchie is in trouble, her rep has hit back, saying the pair ‘remain happily married’.

Madonna’s publicist, Liz Rosenberg, denied reports the couple, who are parents to three children, Lourdes, 11, Rocco, 7 and two-year-old David Banda, are on the verge of splitting.

‘Though they were in different countries recently – Madonna in the US doing promotion for her upcoming album Hard Candy and Guy finishing up post production on his new film RocknRolla as well as completing a Nike commercial and working on several scripts in England – the family are joyfully back together at home in London.’

She added: ‘All is well and wonderful in the Ritchie household.’

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