Madonna calls in top divorce lawyers
Madonna has called in one of Britain’s top – and toughest – divorce lawyers to kick-start proceedings to separate from her husband of eight years, Guy Ritchie, according to celebrity website Holy Moly.
Nicholas Moyston QC is the man who helped Heather Mills, Earl Spencer and Ray Parlour in their high-profile divorces.
Sources have suggested that Guy and Madonna do not have a pre-nuptial agreement in place, which would leave Guy eligible to walk away with up to half of Madonna’s fortune. According to Forbes magazine, the Queen of Pop earned $72 million last year alone.
Although there has been persistent rumours of a growing rift between the couple, a divorce will come as a shock to many, if the rumour of proceedings transpires to be true.
The source told Holy Moly that a simple ‘growing apart’ is behind the rumoured split. The couple have increasingly spent time apart, with Madonna’s tour and promotion for her new album, Hard Candy, keeping her away. The drawn-out adoption of little David Banda, which has just been finalised after two years, is also thought to have caused tension between the couple, who also have a biological son, Rocco, together.
Madonna’s meeting with Moyston reportedly took place ten days ago. A rep has yet to comment on the rumour.