Madonna finally speaks out about divorce rumours
Madonna and Guy Ritchie put on a show of unity at the weekend with a family trip to the Kabbalah Centre in New York – as the singer released a statement strongly denying rumours the couple are set to divorce.
The Queen of Pop also dismissed reports she had anything to do with the split between baseball star Alex Rodriguez and his wife.
Last week it was rumoured the New York Yankees player had been enjoying late-night visits to Madonna’s apartment, and his wife, Cynthia, fled to Paris soon after.
A source close to Cynthia told People magazine that the embarrassment over the Madonna rumours was the ‘last straw’ for her.
But Madonna has denied any involvement in the demise of the marriage, along with rumours of her own divorce, in a statement released to People magazine. She said: ‘My husband and I are not planning on getting a divorce. I know Alex Rodriguez through Guy Oseary, who manages both of us. I brought my kids to a Yankee game.
‘I am not romantically involved in any way with Alex Rodriguez. I have nothing to do with the state of his marriage or what spiritual path he may choose to study.’
She continued: ‘I have learned over the years not to take accusations and the many false reports about me very seriously. I also appreciate how fiction and fact seem to be perceived as one and the same by people who read both newspapers and the internet.’