Guy Ritchie Calls Marriage to Madonna Marriage: 'A Soap Opera'

November 28, 2011 By:
Guy Ritchie Calls Marriage to Madonna Marriage: 'A Soap Opera'

He's just mad his character got killed off.

Guy Ritchie and Madonna were married for eight years before they divorced in 2008. Both of them got kids out of the marriage, and Madonna even got a British accent out of it.

While it didn't end on the best terms, Ritchie has no hard feelings now.

"I enjoyed my first marriage. It's definitely not something I regret," Ritchie, 43, told the December/January issue of Details magazine." The experience was ultimately very positive."

Because of the children that came out of their union, Ritchie doesn’t really see any other path he could've taken in life.

"I love the kids that came out of it, and I could see no other route to take," Ritchie said.

The Sherlock Holmes director added: "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."

Ritchie adds that "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," he explains. "I'm glad I made money, in other words. And I'm glad I got married."

Ritchie has one biological child with Madonna--their eleven year-old son, Rocco. They also adopted Malawian-born David in October 2008. And recently, Ritchie became a father for the third time. He welcomed a boy with his girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley in September. But don't look to Guy for any fatherhood advice.

"I'm f-cking glad no one gave me too much advice. You've got to work it out for yourself," he tells the mag. "And I am anti people putting so much pressure on kids and robbing their childhood by giving them so much homework. I think if kids want to arse around, then they should."

Ritchie directed the upcoming Sherlock Holmes sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

“I wanted to make another one for all sorts of reason," Ritchie explained. "But in no small part [it was] because of the chemistry between these two lads (Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law)."

The director added that "You have to pinch yourself when you’re involved with these movies: to have a Hollywood budget and a really English movie… it’s such a privilege to stay here and make movies on this scale.”