Madonna hasn’t really said much about her eight-year marriage to Guy Ritchie. The mother of four has kept quiet while her ex-husband said that his marriage turned into a “soap opera.” But the usually mum Madonna has finally given the public some insight into why she and Guy called it quits.
The icon told Newsweek magazine that her marriage finally crumbled because the romance simply dissipated. Although all was well at the beginning of said matrimony, the commitment didn’t exactly age well. She told the publication:
“Because when you start off, everythingâ€™s great and lovely, and the person youâ€™ve married is flawless, and youâ€™re flawless.Â Then time goes by, and you share a life, you have children, and there are cracks in the veneer.Â Itâ€™s not as romantic as it used to be. You think, â€˜This isnâ€™t what I thought it was going to be,â€™ and â€˜How much am I willing to sacrifice?â€™”
Apparently, she wasn’t willing to sacrifice for too long as the pair parted ways in 2008 and now they both date young models. A happy ending I suppose depending on your interpretation as Madonna doesn’t appear to be crying into the abs of her 24-year-old squeeze, Brahim Zaibat. “Cracks in the veneer” there may be, but if you’re a celebrity going through a divorce the odds of having a professional pretty person to help polish them up are pretty high.