Speculations have been rife that The Material Girl's marriage with the filmmaker has been over for some time and the couple are simply friends. In fact, TMZ has reported in July itself that the couple would announce their split sometime in November or December. But orchestrating the public split now is all part of a mastermind publicity stunt to make money for Madge's tour that could rake in over 300 million dollars.
The couple reportedly plan to use the cash to secure their children's financial future. "She is simply playing the media and the public as usual," The New York Daily News quoted a pal, as saying. The news of the split was broken by Madonna"s rep, Liz Rosenberg, on Wednesday.