"Madonna still loves her Guy"

Director's mother lashes out at divorce rumours
Monday , 30 June 2008
"Madonna still loves her Guy"

GUY RITCHIE's mother has hit out at reports her son wants to divorce his singer wife MADONNA, branding the rumours "works of fiction" dreamed up by the media.

The superstar couple has been plagued by speculation of a split for months, and reports heated up last week when it was claimed the pair had begun to seek legal advice from top lawyers.

But Ritchie's mother, Lady Amber Leighton, has been in contact with her filmmaker son and insists the couple have no intention to part ways.

The 62-year-old says, "It is absolute rubbish, worse than that. Guy will be furious at me talking to you but I feel I can't just let these reports go unanswered as they make me so angry and they are hurtful intrusions into their private lives.

"They are no different to most other couples and we all know that being together can be hard sometimes and marriages are not always a bed of roses.

"But like other couples they work at keeping their relationship happy and fresh and they are a close and loving couple who have a family to bring up."

She adds, "Madonna is in New York at the moment finishing off a tour and he will join her there after the weekend. That is not a couple splitting up. I'll say it one more time, they are not getting divorced; the speculation is TT - that's total tosh."