Marriage not in trouble

Madonna and Ritchie "joyfully" back together
Tuesday , 18 March 2008
Marriage not in trouble

MADONNA's publicist has hit back at reports the pop superstar's marriage to moviemaker GUY RITCHIE is in trouble, insisting the couple is "joyfully" back together after separate promotional commitments kept them apart.

The marriage came under intense scrutiny last week when Ritchie failed to show up at New York's Rock Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, where his wife was honoured.

This was the latest of several events the couple had failed to attend together, prompting scurrilous reports they'd split.

But Madonna's longtime publicist Liz Rosenberg has attempted to end the rumours and speculation by issuing a press statement.

She says, "I am delighted to confirm that Mr. and Mrs. Guy Ritchie remain happily married.

"Though they were in different countries recently - Madonna in the US 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."