Amid rumors that Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie’s marriage is on the rocks, UK newspaper The Times of London is reporting that Madge has taken a pivotal step on the road to splitsville, meeting with former Beatle Paul McCartney’s divorce attorney, Fiona Shakleton.
Shakleton, aka the “steel magnolia,” was famously doused by water by Heather Mills after securing all but $50 million of an almost $1 billion fortune for McCartney.
Madonna, whose fortune is estimated at $600 million, is believed to have been seeking counsel regarding divorcing her husband of 7 years, whom she married in a lavish ceremony at a castle in Scotland, reportedly with no pre-nup. They have two children, Rocco, 7, and David Banda, almost 3, whose adoption from Malawi was finalized earlier this year. Madonna also is mother to Lourdes, 11, from a previous relationship.
The Times is also reporting that Guy has sought counsel at a lesser known law firm, Forsters.