Madonna's homeless Christmas
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 December 2008
Guy Ritchie has banned estranged wife Madonna from staying at his mansion this Christmas, leaving the pair's festive truce in jeopardy
Guy Ritchie has banned Madonna from staying at his mansion over Christmas.
While Guy, 40, is desperate be with his children on Christmas Day (25.12.08), he will not allow his estranged wife to stay at Ashcombe House, the country estate they used to share.
A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Guy is desperate to see the children on Christmas Day and was OK with them all spending the day at Ashcombe.
"He was even willing to have Madonna there and try to be civilised for the sake of the children. But having her stay over was just too much. There are too many sad memories."
The pair - who were granted a decree nisi, the first stage of their divorce, in November - have been arguing over where the three children they raise will spend the festive period for weeks.
Although Guy always wanted a traditional British Christmas, the 'RocknRolla' director was willing to do whatever it took to see Lourdes, 12, Rocco, eight and David Banda, three.
The source added: "Guy said he would do anything she wants - fly to America if needs be - to spend the day with the kids, just as long as it doesn't involve him and Madonna spending the night under the same roof.
"But the plan was for the children to come to England and that's what Madonna still wants. It's a mess. They're trying to come to some sort of solution but they just can't agree on anything."
Although details of the couple's divorce have not been finalised, two statements from Madonna's representative revealed Guy would receive between £39 million and £60 million in cash and property - including the Ashcombe House estate and the couple's Punch Bowl pub in London - as part of his settlement.
However, later in the week Madonna and Guy denied all settlement figures released about the divorce.