Madonna's marriage rift?
13:30 16 February 2006
Madonna has fuelled rumours her marriage to Guy Ritchie is in trouble - after she snubbed him during her acceptance speech at the Brits.
The pop queen scooped the award for Best International Female and thanked everyone but her husband while on stage.
The 47-year-old singer even mentioned Stuart Price - the British music producer with whom she has reportedly been spending a lot of time with.
An onlooker said: "You could have cut the atmosphere between Madonna and Guy with a knife all night."
Guy reportedly did not want to attend the prestigious event, held at London's Earl's Court.
But Madonna persuaded him to go to prevent further speculation about her relationship with Price.
The star reportedly spends hours on end with the producer - who masterminded her 'Confessions On A Dancefloor' album - and their "special working relationship" is said to be driving her and Guy apart.
A source recently said: "It's no secret that Madonna and Stuart have developed a special working relationship. They enjoy each other's company and respect each other.
"She confides in him and regards him as one of the most important people in her life. She trusts him without question."
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