Madonna leaves Guy Ritchie: the truth is out

Last week Madonna celebrated the adoption of David Banda by partying at two of London’s most high-profile restaurants for two nights in a row. But tellingly, husband Guy Ritchie, 39, wasn’t with her on either night.

‘She was out at Claridge’s on Wednesday night on her own, then on Thursday night Madonna was at Nobu with Gwyneth Paltrow, but no Guy,’ says our Nobu source. ‘She was lifting her hand up to the photographers to make it clear she didn’t have a wedding ring on.’

Publicist Liz Rosenberg insists ‘Mr and Mrs Ritchie remain happily married’ but As NOW revealed in March, the 7-year marriage is now at an amicable end and insiders say the couple are close to going public with their split.

‘Madonna and Guy have actually been living pretty much separate lives since early this year, but they remain committed to having an amicable break-up for the sake of their children,’ says our source. ‘She’s been through a lot of anxiety with the adoption and didn’t want to risk losing David.’

The couple have made plans to sell Ashcombe House, their £12 million, 1,200-acre home in Wiltshire and Madonna’s set to move to New York for good as soon as she can.

See the full story by Beth McLoughlin in Now magazine out now!

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