01/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Madonna Arrives In London, Guy Leaves, Friends Visit

Madonna's best friends Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney headed to the singer's home for a pre-Christmas gathering last night as she finally returned to London.

After months on the road and a bitter divorce battle, the 50-year-old was no doubt in need of a girls' night and the actress and designer happily obliged...

Earlier, Madonna had met with former husband Guy Ritchie for the Christmas handover of their sons, and the rendezvous could hardly have been briefer...

And just 50 minutes later, Ritchie left for his Wiltshire estate with Rocco, eight, and David, their three-year-old adopted son.

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