Madonna's Britney warning
Madonna has reportedly told Britney Spears never to get married again, because the institution of marriage "doesn't work for girls like them".
Madonna has reportedly told Britney Spears never to get married again.
The 50-year-old singer - who recently announced she is divorcing Guy Ritchie after nearly eight years of marriage - has allegedly advised mother-of-two divorcee Britney not to walk down the aisle again.
A source close to Madonna, who was joined on stage by Britney at a performance as part of her 'Sticky and Sweet' world tour earlier this month, told gossip website AbsoluteNow.com: "Britney asked Madonna if she will ever marry again after her split from Guy. Madonna not only said she wouldn't but told Britney to forget about marriage. She said it just doesn't work for girls like them.
"Madonna clearly sees a lot of herself in Britney because she seems very eager to help her."
Madonna and Britney - who has two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline, and was famously married to school friend Jason Alexander for 55 hours in 2004 before their union was annulled - have been friends since they appeared together at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2003, where they infamously shared a kiss on stage.
Britney also collaborated with Madonna on her 2003 hit 'Me Against the Music'.