Madonna and Ritchie granted 'quickie divorce'

Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie’s marriage of nearly eight years was over in just a few minutes today.

Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie’s marriage of nearly eight years was over in just a few minutes today.

What began as a fairytale wedding at the romantic Skibo Castle in the Highlands of Scotland came to an end in a “quickie divorce” at the clinical Principal Registry of the Family Division in High Holburn, London.

Their case – Ciccone M L v Ritchie G S – was listed before UK District Judge Reid along with 16 others “for pronouncement of decree or order under the special procedure rule”.

At their wedding, guests included Gwyneth Paltrow, Donatella Versace and Stella McCartney.

No one attended the divorce hearing, not even the couple.

It was reported that the couple agreed not to demand a financial settlement from each other.

Madonna is said to be worth £300m (€356m) and her former husband has made £30m (€35m) from his career as a film director.

They have also agreed to share custody of their two boys, Rocco, eight, and three-year-old adopted David Banda.

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