Madonna and Guy spending CHRISTMAS together??
Oh, I hope this is true about them spending Christmas together for the sake of the children. And could it be that maybe they are still trying to work through things? Madonna has always been one to atleast remain freinds. Look at her and Carlos and how they remained the best of freinds for the sake of Lourdes……
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Madonna and Guy Ritchie are to call a Christmas truce for the sake of their children.
The divorcing couple have temporarily ceased their custody battle and struck a deal to share a traditional family celebration at Guy’s Ashcombe House estate, where the youngsters will be ‘spoilt rotten’.
The 50-year-old singer, who has been touring in South America, will arrive in Britain on December 23 with their son Rocco, eight, adopted son David, three, and her daughter Lourdes and spend several days here.
Madonna: to call a Christmas truce with her estranged husband Guy for the sake of their children
The couple, who were granted their decree nisi in London last month, have joint custody of their sons.
But although a financial settlement has been reached and their estate divided up, the pair are still fighting over where their children will live.
Madonna, who has quit London and returned to America, wants them to live with her in New York, while Ritchie is keen for his son Rocco to be educated in London.
Guy Ritchie leaves his bachelor flat in West London: he is reportedly keen to have his children educated in Britain
But despite reports that the couple may be heading back to court to resolve the issue, it seems they have reached an amicable agreement over how to spend the festive period.
As part of the divorce settlement Madonna will have the couple’s £10million London home as well as their properties in America, while Guy will keep
the 1,200-acre Ashcombe House in Wiltshire, also worth about £10million.
Meanwhile, Ritchie, 40, has now moved out of the home the couple shared in Marylebone and into a studio flat above his office, also in Central London.
Madonna, Guy and their children will spend Christmas at the 1,200 acre Ashcombe House estate
A source close to the pair told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Madonna and Guy want the best for the kids and so she has decided to come over to the UK so they can be with their father.
The plan is for them to be together on Christmas Day at Ashcombe House. Madonna arrives in England on December 23 and is planning to stay for Christmas.’
Ritchie, who is working on his new movie Sherlock Holmes, spends most of the week in his new London home. ‘Guy is happiest with his kids and in the countryside,’ a friend said last night.
In happier times: Madonna, Guy and children Rocco and Lourdes at the UK Premiere of Arthur And The Invisibles, 2007
‘Because of what the kids have been through this year he wants to treat them to a really special Christmas with stockings of presents and a big tree.
‘He is planning on having a traditional turkey dinner – although all the food will be organic at Madonna’s insistence.
‘Madonna doesn’t really like Ashcombe but she thinks it’s important that they put on a united front for the kids. She will, however, be eating a different meal as she will only eat fish. She will also be working out on Christmas Day.’
Last year Madonna permitted the family to eat only steamed fish and vegetables which she is allowed as part of her macrobiotic diet.
Custody battle: Madonna, pictured with son David in Argentina this week, is locked in a bitter fight with Guy Ritchie over where their children should live
She also usually prohibits the children from watching TV, although an exception is made at Christmas and games after dinner are encouraged.
The source added: ‘Guy can’t wait,. He’s so looking forward to having some quality time with his son and he will spoil him rotten. Not with expensive gifts but little treats like letting Rocco watch some TV and eat a few sweets.’
Sources close to Madonna say she initially wanted to spend Christmas in New York but Guy insisted the children, who will have been accompanying their mother on tour for several weeks, return to the UK.
Doting: Guy Ritchie wants best deal on access to sons Rocco (left) and David
‘Guy hasn’t seen the kids for weeks and he is desperate to be with them over the holidays,’ said the source. ‘They have been travelling a lot and he just wants them home.
‘Madonna is aware that she has come out worse than Guy as far as coverage of the divorce is concerned and she didn’t want headlines about them rowing over the kids
and Christmas. She has decided to be the bigger person and bring the kids home to Guy.’
Madonna, who follows the Jewish Kabbalah faith, is said to have demanded that Ritchie should not shower the children with too many expensive presents for Christmas.
Spokesmen for both Madonna and Guy were last night unavailable for comment.