12.16.2008

Ritchie Rich ... Thanks to Madonna

nypost:



"Guy Ritchie's new nickname
might just be ""Ritchie Rich"" having been promised close to $100
million in his divorce from Madonna.

What
happened? Last we heard, Ritchie was seeking shared custody and happy
to walk away with the mere $50 million he had in his own pocket.

Liz
Rosenberg, Madonna's longtime representative, announced on Monday, Dec.
15, that a divorce settlement has been reached and director Ritchie
will receive between $76 million and $92 million, reports the
Associated Press.

The figure includes the value of the English country house and London pub they shared.

Rosenberg said in a statement released, ""I'd assume it's one of the largest payouts ever in a divorce settlement.""

She
revealed that custody of the couple's sons Rocco and David has yet to
be finalized -- and dismissed rumours the former couple would spend
Christmas  together in London.

Madonna, 50 and 40-year-old Ritchie's split was announced in October, 2008, ending months of speculation.

The
megastar filed for divorce citing Ritchie's ""unreasonable behavior""
and was granted a quickie preliminary split on Nov. 21.