The marriage and divorce of pop superstar Madonna and Guy Ritchie has been veiled in mystery. When the pair broke up in 2008, the details were fuzzy at best as both sides kept their mouths shut. Divorce attorneys in Pasadena and gossip columnists had both heard that infidelity, jealousy and giant egos were the things that caused the supercouple to call it quits after 8 years of marriage. Now, the usually coy Guy Ritchie is finally talking about his marriage to Madonna.
In an interview with Details magazine, Ritchie says, "I stepped into a soap opera, and I lived in it for quite a long time - I'll probably be more eloquent on it fifteen 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."
Ritchie, who doesn't dish the details of why the pair broke up, does say the marriage isn't something he wishes he could reverse.
"It's definitely not something I regret," Ritchie said. "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?"
And move on he has. The 43-year-old has an infant son with model girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley and is the director of the new film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Ritchie says ultimately he's happy about the choices he made regarding love and relationships.
"I'm quite happy that experience was accelerated for me. I'm glad I made money, in other words. And I'm glad I got married," he says.
Ritchie and Madonna have two sons together: Rocco, who was born in 2000, and David, whom the couple adopted in 2008. Their divorce, which is said to have brought Ritchie a $75 million settlement, is considered one the most expensive breakups of all time.