Madonna Longs for London, English Countryside Again 1Madonna who gained fame in New York City only to take up residence in London and then return again after her 2008 divorce to Brit Guy Ritchie, is reportedly eying a move back across the pond.

The only thing keeping the 52-year-old singer from leaving is her need to obtain a UK residence visa.

When she divorced UK film director Ritchie in 2008, she said she never wanted to live in Britain again.

Madonna bought a fabulous Manhattan townhouse and a huge horse farm just outside the city in the tony Hamptons, the summer playground of New York’s rich and famous.

In the divorce, Madge lost the couple’s country estate, Ashcombe House in Wiltshire, but still owns a ten-bedroom house in Marylebone, West London.

Madonna became such an Angeliophile during her time there, she even developed a British accent.

She now appears to miss London and the English countryside.

“Madonna has loved being back in the States since the divorce, but England is where she feels her heart is now,” a source told London’s Daily Mail.

“She is deliberately focusing on work that will keep her in Britain,” the source said.

Her London lawyer, Mishcon de Reya, is reportedly trying to get The Material Girl a visa that will let her move back for good. She lost her British citizenship when she divorced.

None of Madonna’s children – Lourdes, 13, Rocco, ten, and adopted David Banda, five, and Mercy James, four, were born in the UK. But Rocco is a British citizen by virtue of the his dad, Guy.

Guy, 42, is said to be thrilled at the prospect of Madge moving back, because of the kids.

“The past couple of years have been the breath of fresh air Madonna needed after her divorce, but she is now ready to embrace the British lifestyle again,” the source said.