Date: 15th October 2008

Madonna 'to split' with Ritchie

Madonna and her husband, film director Guy Ritchie, are to divorce, it has been reported.

The couple, who have been married for nearly eight years, are to announce their split "imminently", according to The Sun newspaper.

There has been increasing speculation in recent months that the couple's relationship was on the rocks.

In July, Madonna's publicist denied the pair were planning to divorce, saying their marriage did not "need saving".

Last month, the pair appeared together at the premiere of Ritchie's film RocknRolla.

They walked arm-in-arm and posed for photographs in London's Leicester Square.

Source: Press Release