Madonna and Guy Ritchie are apparently holed up in LA trying desperately to save their marriage after a going through a bumpy patch, according to Guy Ritchie's Dad, who really should know better than to spout off to magazines.
The cause of Madonna and Guy Ritchie's bumpy patch hasn't really been made explicit, though we've used our – usually quite wrong – brains to narrow it down to two possibilities. 1) Madonna has finally watched Revolver and she's fighting with Guy Ritchie on behalf of everyone who ever watched it, or 2) Guy was at the video-shoot for Madonna's Sorry video and he went temporarily blind after Madonna showed him what she looked like in her leotard.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie are both relentlessly headstrong individuals – after all, they can fight the corners that say making Revolver and dicking around on rollerskates in videos are good ideas – so it's no surprise that their marriage is going through a bumpy patch. John Ritchie, blabbermouth father of Guy, has been interviewed in Closer magazine, where he said:
"L.A. seems to have helped them. It's easier out there because there is less pressure. They seem to have left the bumps they were having over here behind them. You can never know that things will work, but they do seem to be fitting into each other more."
We're fairly certain that Madonna and Guy Ritchie will survive the bumps they've been going through, as they have helped each other through a lot over the last year. Madonna saw Guy through the critical mauling that Revolver got, while Guy Ritchie has looked after Madonna after she fell off a horse, got her hernia seen to and did all kinds of other old lady stuff. And besides, says John Ritchie, Madonna and Guy Ritchie have the kids to consider:
"They both want to see the children. They are going to have a good time out there and be a family. It's the children that will keep them together. The children are everything to them."
And besides, Madonna is still trying to convince Lourdes that she isn't gay. Still – those 16/1 betting odds on Madonna and Guy Ritchie divorcing this year don't look so bad any more…
[story by Stuart Heritage]