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Madonna, Guy Ritchie, Their Kids, and Her Books

When British Indie movie film director wed Madonna, whoever thought it would last? Well, they were married in 2000 for almost eight seemingly peaceful years, including the birth of their son Rocco in August 2000 and adoption of baby David from Malawi in 2006.

Rumors of Madonna’s infidelity with baseball player Alex Rodriguez have been swirling since July, including the repeated story that she wants to have another baby with A-Rod. Bear in mind that Madonna is 50, and while most celebrities tend to get exactly what they want either by the influence of their fame, or cash, time is not on her side for becoming a mom again.

And Guy Ritchie has been less than complimentary about his estranged wife: sleeping with Madonna was like “cuddling up with bag of gristle” and he’s been complaining about the alcohol, dairy, and sugar-free macrobiotic diet she insisted the whole family followed.

In common with other celebrity splits, Madonna and Guy seem to be on course for a custody battle for their children. Madonna is currently on tour in America, while her three children, including daughter Lourdes from a previous relationship, were looked after by nannies in Los Angeles.

Guy Ritchie hadn’t seen his sons Rocco and David for several weeks, and
father and sons were finally reunited at London’s Heathrow Airport today.

Allegedly, Madonna wants the children to live in New York with her, and Guy wants to them to attend school in the UK. Madonna is reputed to have offered Guy $12 million to drop his legal battle to share custody of the children. He’s supposed to have refused and hired a top lawyer to fight for his kids. Madonna is estimated to be worth almost half-a-billion dollars. So it’s like a normal person offering their ex $50 for custody of the children. Can you be any more offensive to the father of your kids? Custody battles are hard enough without one party wanting the children to live in a whole different country to the other. Good luck to them resolving this one with as little damage to the children as possible.

So normal people who share custody of their kids with their ex-partner often drop them off with a little list of things to do (For example…. Me: he has diaper rash, can you put this cream on it? Or, Ex: Can you take his library books back? I think we are relatively normal for a divorcing couple…) Madonna insists that the children wear only the clothes she sent with them from LA, eat only the macrobiotic food she approved, drink only Kaballah water, and only play with “spiritually” sound toys. And then the oddest thing? Guy has to read the boys bedtime stories, and the reading matter of choice? Madonna’s own childrens’ books, The English Roses, a series of tales about a group of girls’ friendships, trials and tribulations at school. I don’t suppose Rocco, being 8, is especially interested in girls anyway. And making Guy read her own books? Is she for real? Perhaps I just answered my own question….


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