Guy Ritchie: I don't regret marriage to Madonna
November 29th, 2011
01:36 PM ET

Guy Ritchie: I don't regret marriage to Madonna

Guy Ritchie and Madonna ended their eight-year marriage in 2008 – and the former Mr. Madge is finally speaking out, spilling about the union to Details.

"I enjoyed my first marriage. It's definitely not something I regret," Ritchie, 43, tells the December/January issue of Details. "The experience was ultimately very positive. I love the kids that came out of it, and I could see no other route to take."

Ritchie has a biological child with Madonna, son Rocco, 11, and an adopted son, David Banda, 6. (Madonna also has daughter Lourdes, 14, from a previous relationship, and adopted daughter Mercy James, also 6, from after her split with Guy.)

"But you move on, don't you?" he continues. "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."

But the "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" director makes an attempt to elaborate during the interview, saying that he learned "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."

The Brit filmmaker explains he's "quite happy" that realization was "accelerated" for him. "I'm glad I made money, in other words," he tells Details. "And I'm glad I got married."

Guy hasn’t tried marriage again, but like his ex-wife, he is still expanding his family (and dating 20-somethings). Ritchie and girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley, 29, welcomed a baby boy in September.


soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. margaret

    yea and it really helped his career..NOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

    December 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bill

    WIth all their special rights and privileges why can't heteros get married and stay married???? Enough already.

    December 4, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. golden

    John 15 verse 7.

    November 30, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. @mr ed

    Would u shut up. No1 wants to see yer gf on ur unclassy sights. Just pigs. Ur a horse*horses azz* so I suppose its a good match fer u.

    November 30, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. Evel Knievel

    He got her before she fully dried up.

    November 29, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JUDGE NOT AND THOW SHALL NOT BE JUDGED

    AT LEAST NO ONE CAN TOUCH OR CHANGE THE TIME THAT THEY CHERISHED FOR THOSE 8 YEARS!

    November 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tony

    She had to pay him over forty eight millions dollars for that divorce. He made out pretty good. I'd have no regrets either.

    November 29, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jujubeans

    And madonna is still hot!

    November 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jujubeans

    8 years of never getting horney

    November 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. JOe

    No doubt. He got to blow his load in Madonna. In Madonna!

    November 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |

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