This one comes from the "How to Get Along With Your Ex" file. The big baby news of the day is Guy Ritchie is going to have a baby! Well, he's not having it, but his girlfriend, model Jacqui Ainsley, is preggers.
The bigger baby news? Madonna is happy for them!
So often we hear of custody battles, of nasty celebrity break-up after nasty celebrity break-up, of former husbands and wives slamming each other (hello, Kelsey and Camille!). It's so refreshing to hear about ex-spouses getting along.
No ill will here, folks. Madonna and Guy are playing nice. How cool!
Moving on after a marriage or long-term relationship is tough. Mix in kiddos, even tougher. Mix in kiddos and an ex-wife who's one of the most famous women in the world -- close to impossible. For her part, Madonna hasn't had as much trouble moving on. Nope, she's been seen with a few steady (younger) beaus since the divorce in 2008.
So, what's their secret? How do they manage what seems to be a fairly civil, normal relationship? They share custody of sons Rocco and David, so they aren't totally leading separate lives. Madonna lives in the U.S., while Guy is in England, so perhaps that Atlantic Ocean between them helps smooth over any rough patches that may occur? Should we just chock it up to time heals all wounds?
Granted, what goes on behind closed doors or over iPhones or via texts is anyone's guess, but this seems like a really sweet celebrity story (shocking!). Did Madonna send little baby booties to the expecting couple? Is she throwing Jacqui a shower? I kind of doubt it, but the fact she's happy for her ex and making that known is good enough in my book.
Word has it that Guy and Jacqui have been dating about a year. Not too long, but serious enough to head down the baby road. I say hippity-hip-hooray! I'm happy for Guy and his baby mama. He's moved on. He's found happiness in the post-Madonna part of his life. High fives all around, folks.
Do you have a good relationship with your ex?
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