Madonna and Guy Ritchie have been granted a preliminary decree of divorce. After six weeks and a day, the divorce can become final. Neither appeared at Friday’s brief court session in which a judge granted decrees to 17 couples.
British news media reported, without identifying the sources of their information, that the celebrity couple had reached a settlement that would see the pop superstar keep the majority of her estimated $445 million fortune with Guy.
Reports in the Evening Standard and the Times of London said the couple had also reached a deal regarding their two children: Rocco, 8, and David Banda, 3, who was adopted from Malawi in 2006. The newspapers said the two boys will split their time between Britain and the United States, while Lourdes—Madonna’s 12-year-old daughter from a previous relationship with personal trainer Carlos Leon—will live with her mother in America.