Madonna 'planning UK return'

Madonna 'planning UK return'

Madonna is apparently planning to move back to the UK, it has emerged.

The 'Celebration' singer – who moved back to her native US following her divorce from British film director Guy Ritchie in 2008 – plans to head back to Britain because she "feels her heart is" in the country, but she will have to apply to move back as she is no longer married to a UK citizen.

A source said: "Madonna has loved being back in the States since the divorce but England is where she feels her heart is now.

"She is deliberately focusing on work that will keep her in Britain.

"She has had meetings with her London legal team, Mischon de Reya, to arrange a visa that will enable her to move back for good. Now that she is no longer a British citizen by virtue of being married to Guy, she is having to apply like everyone else."

Madonna's eldest son Rocco, 10, is able to stay in Britain because he is Guy's son, but her other children – Lourdes, 13 and adopted kids David Banda, five and Mercy James, four – will need their mother to complete her visa application before they can live in the UK.

The source added to the Daily Mail newspaper: "The other children will automatically gain visas as Madonna's dependents as long as she can get past the paperwork."

"The past couple of years have been the breath of fresh air Madonna needed after her divorce, but she is now ready to embrace the British lifestyle again."

Madonna is not the only star to be planning on a move to England – Lady Gaga is also said to be keen to uproot her life to the UK and purchase a castle in the country.

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