COPY-Spokeswoman: Madonna and Guy Ritchie to divorce

Associated Press - October 15, 2008 11:03 AM ET

LONDON (AP) - Madonna's spokeswoman says the singer and her husband, filmmaker Guy Ritchie, will divorce after 7 1/2 years together.

A statement e-mailed to The Associated Press from spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg says the couple has agreed to divorce, and asks the media to respect their privacy.

The statement, co-signed by Ritchie's representative, says the couple had not agreed to a settlement.

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