For those of us who believe Britney Spears’ divorce and her career comeback go hand-in-hand, here’s an interesting morsel. Before the news of Brit’s divorce filing hit on Nov. 7, she placed a phone call that had been on her mind for months, reaching out to her estranged friend and former mentor, Madonna, an insider tells Life & Style.

But there was one small problem: Britney no longer had the Material Mom’s phone number – she changes her phone number frequently and shares it with a very tight, hand-picked circle of friends that Brit wasn’t included in.

So Britney called the New York office of Madonna’s publicist, Liz Rosenberg, says the insider. “She just called and said, ‘Can you tell Madonna I called to let her know I filed for divorce?'” the insider says.

The person who answered the phone expressed sorrow about the divorce, but Britney responded politely in an even tone: “Thank you, but she’ll be thrilled. I wanted to let her know before it hit, but I didn’t have her number in London and wasn’t sure how to reach her if she was in New York.”

Britney then left her number for Madonna to return her call, which Madge seemed eager to do once she received the message.

When an employee in Madonna’s office reached Madge and gave her Britney’s phone number, Madonna said, “Great. I have this number. This is good news.” We couldn’t agree more. And we hope that Madonna and Brit hook up again – they do an awesome duet!


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