Madonna has branded Guy Ritchie – her soon-to-be ex-husband – a “gold digger”, according to British tabloid reports.
The couple announced last week that they would be divorcing after almost 8 years of marriage.
Although Guy, 40, previously insisted he wanted “not one penny” from the Material Girl hitmaker, Madonna is said to be convinced he is after a slice of her multi-million dollar fortune – and is devastated.
According to Britain’s The Sun newspaper, Madonna told a pal, “I’m totally devastated that Guy’s turned out to be such a gold-digger.
“I thought we’d been on a spiritual journey together for the past ten years — but obviously I was wrong. He’s just after my money.
“I’ve worked my ass off for the last 30 years to get what I have, and now this gold-digger wants to take it from me.
“Kabbalah philosophy teaches that you don’t take what you haven’t earned. Well that’s exactly what Guy is doing. He hasn’t earned a penny of it, yet wants to take, take, take.
“He keeps upping his demands — he just wants more, and more, and more from me. It’s unbelievable.”
Guy is believed to have amassed his own fortune of around $50m after the success of films Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
But sources close to Madonna insist he is mean with money.
One said, “If he’s meant to be worth millions, then Madonna’s never seen a penny of it.
“He’s never contributed towards the running of the family and his son’s schooling.
“Contrary to the image being projected, Madonna’s been the rock of the family. She’s the one who has the kids with her at all times.
“They are home-schooled and they go on the road with her.”
Madonna is reportedly seeking primary custody of her 12-year-old daughter Lourdes by ex-partner trainer Carlos Leon, her eight-year-old son by Ritchie, Rocco, and the couple’s adopted tot, David Banda, three – and plans to move her brood to New York.
Guy is also said to be planning to buy an apartment in New York in a bid to be close to his kids when they are not in England.
A source said, “The divorce is not a done deal yet. Guy will definitely keep Ashcombe and he gets the cash equivalent of all their London properties and the Punchbowl pub, which was always his anyway.
“He’s now seeking to buy an apartment in New York so he can spend time with Rocco, David and Lola.”
It has also been claimed that Madonna is planning to have a child with New York Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez.
The pair were linked earlier this year during Rodriguez’s divorce from wife Cynthia – and it was claimed they had an “affair of the heart”.
Although there is no suggestion that Madonna has had a physical relationship with Rodriguez, 33, she is apparently keen to have his babies.
A source said, “She thinks he’s physically a great specimen. And if she is going to have another child, he would be the ideal man to bring one to her.
“She has also spoken to him at length about his attitude to money and thankfully she found they shared similar views - that just because you earn a lot of money, it doesn’t have to mean you give it all away to your siblings.
“Fourthly, she wanted to test how observant he was in relation to her. She asked him what outfits and jewelery she was wearing on their first three times they met each other - and he passed with flying colors.
“Lastly, she spoke to him at length about what he felt about being public with someone more famous than him.
“He gave the right answer – that he saw her as a spiritual being and not a famous person.”
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