Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Show Of Farce?

It took a few days after the first reports of marital discord between Madonna and Guy Ritchie for the denials to start coming out ... but almost as soon as the statement that the Ritchies "remain happily married" was released to the media the couple made a very public show that they were still very much together by going out in public last night ... together. Here are a few pics of Madge and Guy showing the world the strength of their marriage by emerging arm in arm from Harry's Bar in the London, UK neighborhood of Mayfair last night along with the official statement of happily wedded bliss from Madonna's longtime publicist Liz Rosenberg:

Photo credit: Splash News

"I am delighted to confirm that Mr. and Mrs. Guy Ritchie remain happily married. Though they were in different countries recently – Madonna in the U.S. doing promotion for her upcoming album Hard Candy and Guy finishing up post production on his new film RocknRolla as well as completing a Nike commercial and working on several scripts in England – the family are joyfully back together at home in London. All is well and wonderful in the Ritchie household."

Suspicious? Maybe. Timely? Definitely. At this point, there will always be rumors going around that the couple may be on the brink of divorce (tho, even I have to admit that it looked pretty shady when Guy totally skipped out on attending Maddy's induction ceremony into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a couple of weeks ago) which may or may not be grounded in any sense of reality. Until an actual official announcement is made (if one ever will) that the couple are splitting it doesn't really make sense to speculate further. After all ... Madonna strikes me as the kind of person that would do everything absolutely necessary to ensure that she does not do what is expected of her. She is a woman of her own mind who does things her own way. No one is going to tell her that her marriage is over. [Source]

In other Maddy news, Andy Towle of the blog Towleroad made note of the fact that the customized prize fighter belt that Madonna has been wearing in promo photos for her new album Hard Candy is emblazoned with the nickname M-Dolla:

M-Dolla? Really, Madonna? This sounds like a new "J. Lo" fiasco waiting to happen. You just know in 3 years when Madonna gives birth to adopts more children that she is going to force People magazine to stop referring to her as "M-Dolla" as part of the $12 million dollar deal to photograph her new children. [Source, Source]