As rumors about the dissolution of Madonna’s marriage to hubby Guy Ritchie are just beginning to die down a bit and as reports of the very public split between Alex Rodriguez (of the New York Yankees) and his wife Cynthia begin to heat up (Cynthia’s lawyer claims that Madonna was “the final straw” leading to their divorce), new deets from the tell-all book from Maddy’s estranged brother Christopher Ciconne are starting to come out just days before the book, Life with my Sister Madonna, hits bookshelves on July 15. Early indications are that the book will make very bold claims about personal aspects of Madonna’s private life including alleged marriage woes, drug use and sexual experiences. Something tells me that Christopher Ciconne is really lobbying for Brother of the Year this year. Here is the cover of Christopher’s new book and some deets from within its pages:
Madonna’s rocky marriage to Guy Ritchie has survived because of rabbi Yehuda Berg who served as a mediator during their seven-year union, the singer’s brother Christopher Ciccone reveals in his unauthorized biography Life With My Sister Madonna. The book comes out July 15, as reports continue to grow about the singer’s close relationship to Yankees player Alex Rodriguez. According to Ciccone, a major issue in Madonna’s marriage to Ritchie, 39, has been been her desire to live in New York City. Ritchie feels England is a better place to raise their children, Rocco, 7, adopted son David, 2, and 11-year-old daughter Lourdes (dad is Carlos Leon). The bio is also expected to unearth details about the singer’s rampant drug use and lesbian flings. “The book is a warts-and-all account. Chris [Ciccone] was there for all the key moments in Madonna’s life,” an unidentified source told British tabloid The Sun. Madonna has had no part in the book, her rep has said.
Yeesh. It must smart like a mofo to have your brother try and cash in with a book full of sordid tales about your private life. To be honest, I imagine there must be some truth in the book’s pages but I wholeheartedly believe that fabrications and half-truths make up the majority of the book … if you consider that the book publisher may have suggested that liberties and embellishments be added to make the claims more interesting … well, I imagine the book won’t paint a very nice picture of Madonna. It’s no wonder that she and her brother have been estranged for so long … maybe this is his way of getting revenge as well as making some money on the side? On the real, I’d be interested in reading this book. Granted, I’d be taking everything I read with a big grain of salt but I can’t help but be intrigued by what her brother has to say. Nothing in the book would ever change my opinions but I’m afraid I’m dying to know what sort of sordid goss Christopher is trying to peddle.0