Madonna Says Working Helps Get Her Through Split
Posted on Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:10 AM PDT

Madonna MadonnaWork200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Madonna says that work is what is helping get her through her very public divorce from director Guy Ritchie. She tells the Associated Press, her busy schedule "provides a distraction that keeps me going."

"I'm sad about my personal life, but I feel very blessed and very lucky that I have the opportunity to do what I do in my professional life. It would be horrible if I was just thinking about getting a divorce and had nothing to do," Madonna says.

Last week, Madonna and Guy Ritchie were granted a preliminary decree of divorce after eight years of marriage.

Among her current projects is promoting her documentary "I Am Because We Are," which
explores the impoverished African nation of Malawi, where more than 1 million children are orphaned by AIDS. The film has its TV premiere on Sundance Channel Dec. 1.