“I don’t know. By the way, I enjoyed my first marriage. It’s definitely not something I regret. 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? You’re right, I stepped into a soap opera, and I lived in it for quite a long period of my life. I’ll probably be more eloquent on it 10 years from now. 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. 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.”
This would be Madonna‘s most recent ex-husband, talking about what it was like being married to the Queen of Pop. While I think there’s probably a lot more to it than just that, I think he kind of clued us in on the fact that marriage to Madge was more than likely a f*cking three-ring circus, but a three-ring circus that made him rich in the end, and that’s apparently what mattered at the end of the thing.
Oh, that, and the kids. You go, Guy?
With mom directing her first feature and big sis off blogging her fashions somewhere, little brothers David Banda and Rocco Ritchie were left to spend the day with their dad, director Guy Ritchie. The scene was pretty cute even though one of Madonna’s body guards tagged along for their pasta dinner.
Kind of makes me miss the days when Madge and Guy were an item. Too bad he thinks she’s retarded.
Brothers Rocco and David Ritchie arrived in London, England this morning to spend the holidays with their father, director Guy Ritchie. David seemed to have something to say to the photographers who were snapping his picture as the family made their way to the car. Perhaps he thought spending sometime with his dad, who is decidedly more low-key than his mother, would be a chance to get away from all the cameras?
“And, of course, here you go: I still love her. But she’s retarded, too.”
Guy Ritchie in an Esquire magazine interview talking about — who else? — his matronly ex, Madonna.
Can you imagine how angry Madge was after reading that? I can’t confirm this, but I hear she was so outraged that she ate an entire carrot stick chased down by not one, but two bottles of Kabbalah water.
Except Guy seems to be more interested in women his own age, specifically the 44-year-old Elle MacPherson, with whom he had dinner in London on Monday. The two left the restaurant separately.
Elle is twice-divorced herself, and has two children with Arpad Busson, who’s now engaged to Uma Thurman. Arpad was close friends with Guy and Madonna when they were together, so that’s probably how Elle knows Guy.
What a tangled, tangled web!
The ex-couple issued a joint statement today, regarding reports that their divorce settlement included Guy getting around $80M from Madge:
“We have tried to maintain a dignified silence regarding the details of our divorce for the last few months whilst accepting the obvious media interest. A misleading and inaccurate statement, specifically in relation to the sums of money involved, was wrongly issued to AP this week. The financial details of the settlement will remain private, save to say that both of us are happy with our agreement. Our primary concern, like any co-parents, is the care and well being of our children.”
Why did they use the word “co-parents” rather than “parents”?
From the just-released official stills for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes.
Basically, it sounds like Guy Ritchie called up RDJ a few months before shooting began and was like “I want your body to look like my wife’s.”