Madonna Buys A London Pub
(contactmusic.com) - Pop superstar Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie have bought a traditional London pub near their home in the British capital.The couple paid $5 million (?2.5 million) for the 18th Century The Punchbowl in Mayfair, buying it from friend Greg Foreman, the son of notorious former London gangster Freddie Foreman.A source tells British newspaper People, "She (Madonna) absolutely adores the pub. They pop in regularly to get away from it all."Madonna loves the beer and Guy meets all his pals down there. They have been desperate to own this place for a long time and have been making offers on it for ages. Now it has finally happened."It's only around the corner from their West End home. She will be the most glamorous landlady alive." Foreman Sr. confirmed the deal, which was finalised last week (ends29Feb08): "It's great news. Madonna and Guy are a lovely couple and I've met them a few times at the pub. It's a gorgeous place."