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What began with a fairytale wedding at Skibo Castle in the Highlands came to an end yesterday in the "quickie" divorce at the principal registry of the family division in High Holburn, London. The decree absolute will be issued in about six weeks' time. The Queen of Pop said that they had not lived together for six months.
District Judge Philip Waller gave his go ahead for the divorce and signed a statement that said: "I certify that the petitioner has sufficiently proved the contents of the petition herein and is entitled to a decree of (divorce), the marriage having irretrievably broken down, the facts found proved being the respondent's unreasonable behaviour."
[an error occurred while processing this directive] According to the Mirror, Ritchie, thought to have a fortune of 30 million pounds, will not take a penny from his wife's 300 million pounds fortune. However will keep his pub The Punch Bowl in Mayfair and their country estate.
They will also share custody of their sons Rocco, 8, and David Banda, 3, who was adopted in Malawi, while Madonna's daughter from an earlier relationship, 12-year-old Lourdes, will stay with her, according to reports.