Guy Ritchie still loves Madonna
Guy Ritchie has revealed he has struggled to cope with his divorce from Madonna, and admits he still loves her
Guy Ritchie says he still loves "retarded" Madonna.
The British film director has deep feelings for his ex-wife - who he split from last year after almost eight years of marriage - and admits he has found the separation extremely difficult.
He said: "Here you go: I still love her. Of course, but she's retarded, too.
"You can't tell someone when they're getting divorced that their pain is an illusion. I'm f***ing telling you, I feel it. I've been through that... No one can say you don't feel that."
The 41-year-old star - who raises three children with Madonna - also hugely admires the 51-year-old singer's work ethic.
He added to Esquire magazine: "She's a manifester, if there ever was one. First-rate manifester. Madonna makes things happen. Put Madonna up against any 23-year-old, she'll outwork them, outdance them and outperform them."
Guy insists he never thought of her as a superstar when they were together, because to him she was just the woman he was in love with.
Discussing their decision to live in London, Guy revealed: "Madonna, when she came to the UK, it was old-school London. No one bothered her. 'Hello, darling. How are you, darling? What can we get you?' It was fundamental, old-school. It didn't matter who she was. She was my wife."