Director Guy Ritchie is featured in the new issue of Details magazine, in order to promote his new sequel film Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows and in his interview, the subject of his failed marriage to Madonna came up. I believe it is the first time that Guy has spoken publicly about his divorce from Maddy … and unsurprisingly, Guy had very nice things to say. Despite the fact that the union didn’t work out, Guy says that he enjoyed his marriage to Madonna and has no regrets about their decision to marry. Click below to read more.
Being the Material Girl’s husband may not have been easy for Guy Ritchie, but he doesn’t regret his relationship with Madonna. After three years of virtual silence, the 43-year-old director has finally opened up about his marriage to the Queen of Pop. ‘I enjoyed my first marriage. It’s definitely not something I regret,’ Ritchie says in the new issue of Details magazine … ‘The experience was ultimately very positive. I love the kids that came out of it, and I could see no other route to take. But you move on, don’t you?’ He expands on why his marriage to the 53-year-old singer didn’t work out. ‘I stepped into a soap opera, and I lived in it for quite a long time. I’ll probably be more eloquent on it ten years from now,’ he says. At the end of the day, the Sherlock Holmes director says he learned a lot from Madonna. ‘When you end up with a lot of the things you set out to chase and find that you’ve stumbled into all sorts of hollow victories, then you become deeply philosophical,’ he said. He added: ‘I’m quite happy that that experience was accelerated for me. I’m glad I made money, in other words. And I’m glad I got married.’ He wed the superstar in a lavish 2000 ceremony at Skibo Castle in Scotland. They announced their split in October of 2008; the divorce was finalised in January 2009. The two have since moved on with other partners and each has a new child.
To be honest, I would never expect Guy Ritchie to have anything really negative to say about his relationship with Madonna. The couple share children so it only makes sense that they would work toward enjoying a healthy relationship for the sake of their family. I really loved Maddy and Guy together. I thought they made a great couple but, alas, it just wasn’t meant to be. Guy always struck me as a gentleman … I’m glad that this interview has reinforced that belief.