Madonna's devotion to the Kabbalah was behind her decision to fire her long-term manager CARESSE HENRY, after discovering Henry was having an affair with a bodyguard.

The LIKE A VIRGIN singer was reportedly shocked that Henry, who had also converted to the mystical offshoot of Judaism, had broken one of the religion's strictest teachings - faithfulness.

Henry had a partner back in America, while security man RICKY DALLANEGRA lived with his girlfriend in London. They have since become a couple after leaving their respective partners.

Madonna sought the advice of her rabbi on the matter when she learned of the romance during this summer's (04) RE-INVENTION tour, before deciding to follow the Kabbalah practices and disown Henry.

An insider tells British newspaper The Sun, "Madonna and Guy are deeply committed to their Kabbalah faith which preaches monogamy and faithfulness. It's ironic, because Madonna used to eat men for breakfast. Now's she's a married mother and Kabbalist, she believes cheating is a serious sin.

"When she found out her manager was having an affair with her own bodyguard she was devastated. Madonna had a huge falling out with Caresse and said she couldn't possibly work with her any more."

07/12/2004 14:22