Update: Madonna's rep, Liz Rosenberg, confirms that Madonna and Guy Ritchie will divorce after seven and a half years of marriage. The couple requests that the public respect their privacy. They have not agreed on a settlement.

This isn't the first time we've heard this, but according to multiple reports, Madonna and Guy Ritchie are preparing to confirm their plans to divorce. The news was first reported yesterday by UK's The Sun, which claims that the announcement will be coming "imminently" and that the couple is tired of "the pretense" and wants the divorce finalized by Christmas.

The NY Post says the announcement is expected as early as today. Madonna recently started the US leg of her tour while Ritchie has been in the UK, and supposedly they recently underwent a final Kabbalah course to try and save their relationship. Back in June when all the reports came out that Madonna and Guy were on the brink of a split, most of you believed it was for real this time, and while we'll wait for the official announcement or denial, it's always sad when couples break up, especially when kids are involved.