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Kab for Ritchie
GUY RITCHIE and MADONNA’s marriage has been thrown deeper into meltdown after he told her he’s quitting Kabbalah.
Madge has become increasingly involved with the mystical Jewish religion, but her film director husband is a step closer to hitting the road after losing his faith.
Friends say his recent revelation has widened the gap between the pair, who are leading separate lives despite officially remaining man and wife.
Yesterday I revealed how they barely spent any time together during a three-day break in the romantic Italian city of Milan.
Now a source close to the couple has revealed: “Guy has turned his back on Kabbalah once and for all.
“He has gone hot and cold on the religion in the past, but now he’s given up on it altogether. It has always been her thing and is more a part of her life than ever.
“Guy threw himself into it at first and even filled his movie Revolver with obscure references to the faith.
“He was genuinely into it and it helped the bond between them. But then he backtracked a little with his gestures of public backing, like wearing the bracelet, because he didn’t like being such a high-profile follower.
"He also became suspicious of all the Kabbalah crowd living off her money.
“But he always told Madonna he had kept his faith — until now.
“A few weeks ago he told her he doesn’t want anything else to do with it. It didn’t go down well.”
In March the Snatch director was snapped at his wife’s side at the Purim Jewish Festival at London’s Kabbalah Centre.
They have turned up to the annual event for the past few years dressed in elaborate fancy dress costumes — which helped make Guy a poster boy for the movement.
But it looks like Guy will give the event the swerve from now on — assuming their odd marriage survives until next March anyway.
Earlier this year The Sun revealed the couple were sleeping in separate beds, but were staying together for the sake of their kids, Lourdes, 11, Rocco, seven, and adopted two-year-old David.
The source added: “The cracks are widening and Guy’s latest revelations about Kabbalah has just taken a sledgehammer to them.”
If this was a relationship being held together by a thin red bracelet, it may have just snapped.