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A tale of two births

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Madonna announced she and British director Guy Ritchie are expecting a child by year’s end. The Material Mom already has a daughter, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, 3, by Manhattanite Carlos Leon. Here, a tale of two births:

2000
Ritchie — 10 years Madonna’s junior — is the director of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

1996
Leon — eight years Madonna’s junior — is a former personal trainer who opposes smoking.

2000
Madonna’s got no plans to marry, but spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg says she’s ”deliriously happy.”

1996
Madonna’s got no plans to marry, but Rosenberg says she’s ”deliriously happy.”

2000
Ritchie is next directing Snatch’d, a crime caper comedy.

1996
Leon has appeared on Nash Bridges, a crime caper comedy.

2000
Ritchie’s dad calls Madonna ”a nice, sweet, simple girl.”

1996
Leon’s mom calls Madonna ”very affectionate, very warm.”

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