10.29.2008

Madonna and Guy Ritchie signed 'behaviour contract' in bid to save marriage

Madonna and Guy Ritchie signed up to a 'contract' dictating their behaviour to
try to save their marriage, it has been alleged.

Madonna, 50, is said to have insisted her husband stick to a set of
rules, that included the command: "Guy must work to enrich his wife's
emotional and spiritual well-being."

Other parts of the
'contract', allegedly drawn up after seeing a marriage guidance
counsellor two years ago, included that he must "resolve conflicts in a
constructive way" and that "Guy must never shout at his wife," it was
reported.

He also had to "set aside time to read Kabbalah texts" to his wife, it has been claimed.

Both
agreed to "devote time to sexual expressiveness", while the rules also
stated: "We must not use sex as a stick to beat one another."

If Mr Ritchie, 40, broke the rules, Madonna would say "Contract, Guy, contract" according to sources.

Earlier this month a spokesman for the couple confirmed they were to divorce, after almost eight years of marriage.

The last few years of their marriage were dogged by persistent rumours that their relationship was under strain.

On
Tuesday it was claimed that Mr Ritchie, the film director of gangster
movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, had rejected a £20 million
divorce settlement offered by the singer.

Besides the money, the couple are said to be arguing about where their children will live.

They have a seven-year-old son together, Rocco, as well as adopted Malawian David Banda, three.

It
is understood Madonna wants them to live with her and her daughter
Lourdes, 12, in New York, while Ritchie wants them educated in England.

source: UK Telegraph