Guy Ritchie's US move
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 July 2008
Madonna has reportedly refused to let husband Guy Ritchie move to New York.
The 'Give It 2 Me' singer is said to have turned down the British director's plea to leave their London home and be with her in the US, saying she still wants to end the marriage.
According to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, Madonna allegedly said: "You're not coming. I still want a divorce. Stay in London."
However, the 49-year-old singer's publicist Liz Rosenberg has strongly denied the rumour.
She said: "This conversation never took place between Madonna and Guy. There's no break-up or divorce plan and they live together when work allows them to."
A source claims Guy's proposal was a last chance attempt to save his marriage. It is believed he will now remain at the couple's London home or 1,200-acre Wiltshire estate.
The pop superstar has allegedly bought another apartment in New York in her maiden name and is renovating it to accommodate children Lourdes, 11, Rocco, seven, and adopted son David, two.
The source said: "Guy did a lot of soul-searching after Madonna asked him for a divorce and thought he may be able to salvage the situation by agreeing to leave London full-time for the Big Apple.
"He knew it was a long shot but he will do anything to keep the family together. Yet no sooner had he told her than she said it wasn't an option any more.
"It's all very sad but Guy is now resigned to them living apart."