Madonna and Guy Ritchie heading for a trial separation
(showbizspy.com) - Madonna and Guy Ritchie have sparked fresh rumors their seven-year marriage is on the rocks as reports surface the pair are heading for a trial separation.
Madonna and Guy were at the Cannes Film Festival last week and "they did not look like two people who were very happy in each other's company," a source said. "She looked frail and pale, like someone under tremendous strain, and he seemed utterly miserable."
Madonna, 49, is said to be fed up of the constant arguing "about everything" with Guy, who is ten years her junior; and she has often complained the 'Snatch' director drinks 'way too much for his own good.'
The couple have reportedly been living virtually separate lives since the start of the year and have even divided their homes into his and hers quarters so they can avoid each other.
And Madonna is even believed to be planning to relocate to New York where she'll live in her 6,000sq ft duplex apartment overlooking Central Park - which she has owned for 20 years and is enlarging to accommodate her children and staff.
"Madonna is miserable and has lost her desire to live full-time in the UK," a source said.
Despite the pair insisting they remain happily married, sources say the couple is now headed for a "civilized" trial separation.
A source told Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper, "She leaves for NY at the start of June and won't be back until October. She has talked about the children going with her but she hasn't mentioned Guy once."
Another source said, "They never see each other and sleep in separate rooms.
"Madonna's day revolves around herself and her children and her work, and not Guy.
"Yet she is still trying to control his life and hounds him on the phone constantly, wanting to know where he is every day.
"It's not unheard of for her to call him six times an hour if she doesn't know where he is. But they just don't spend much time together unless they are with the children.
"Madonna does three hours of exercise a day when she's in London, with just Sunday off, then there is a party to plan for her 50th and her movie has consumed almost all her time."
"Guy's problem is that he is in her shadow," said another source who knows them both well. "She is the star of the show and he feels a little emasculated by the marriage.
"They've just drifted apart. It's all very sad. But they are trying not to make a drama out of it, for the sake of their children and their careers."