LONDON – Despite several media reports of a settlement, Madonna's divorce deal with her estranged husband Guy Ritchie has yet to be finalized, the singer's publicist told the Associated Press Sunday.
In a brief e-mail message sent to The Associated Press, Liz Rosenberg said she would not be commenting on media reports that the pop star and her film director husband had reached or were about to agree on how to share the couple's multimillion dollar fortune and custody of their children.
But the U.K.'s Sun and Daily Mail on Sunday reported that the two had struck a deal over their finances and how to split their property.
The Sun reported that Ritchie would take home at least $34 million in cash and additional millions in assets.
The Mail also reported that they had agreed to a custody arrangement for the couple's children.
"I will not be commenting on the various reports regarding the divorce or of the settlement which has not been finalized," Rosenberg said. A statement from Guy Ritchie's representatives in London also declined comment.
Madonna and Ritchie announced their separation Wednesday after nearly eight years of marriage and Britain's tabloid press has speculated wildly on the outcome of the high-profile split.
According to several U.K papers, the split has been far from amicable, with the Sun reporting that Madonna sees Ritchie as little more than a gold-digger after her fortune.
“I thought we’d been on a spiritual journey together for the past ten years," the Sun quoted the star as saying. "Obviously I was wrong. He’s just after my money."
According to the Daily Mail, Madonna has plans to remain in Britain in spite of the divorce for the sake of her children.
"There are lots of things about England that I love, but my husband isn't one of them," the Sun quoted Madonna as saying."
Madonna and Ritchie married in December 2000 at a castle in Scotland. The couple are reportedly worth around $525 million, the bulk of that belonging to Madonna. Ritchie has an estimated $35 million fortune. They own homes in London, Los Angeles and New York, and a 1,200-acre retreat in Wiltshire, England.
The couple have two children: Rocco, 8, and David Banda, 3, who was adopted in Malawi in 2006. Madonna also has a 12-year-old daughter, Lourdes, from her relationship with personal trainer Carlos Leon.