Guy Ritchie: My Marriage to Madonna Felt Like a "Soap Opera"
Guy Ritchie and Madonna weren't exactly on the best terms when their eight-year marriage ended in 2008 -- but that's all water under the bridge now.
"I enjoyed my first marriage. It's definitely not something I regret. The experience was ultimately very positive," Ritchie, 43, tells the December/January issue of Details. "I love the kids that came out of it, and I could see no other route to take."
"But you move on, don't you?" the Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows director adds. "You're right, I stepped into a soap opera, and I lived in it for quite a long period of my life. I'll probably be more eloquent on it 10 years from now."
Ritchie -- who has one biological child with Madonna, son Rocco, 11 -- adds that "when you end up with a lot of the things you set out to chase and find that you've stumbled into all sorts of hollow victories, then you become deeply philosophical."
"I'm quite happy that that experience was accelerated for me," he explains. "I'm glad I made money, in other words. And I'm glad I got married."
The British filmmaker also welcomed a baby boy with girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley in September 2011, though Ritchie says he's not big on sharing parenting tips.
"I'm f-cking glad no one gave me too much advice. You've got to work it out for yourself," he tells Details. "And I am anti people putting so much pressure on kids and robbing their childhood by giving them so much homework. I think if kids want to arse around, then they should."
Fergie, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Heidi Klum all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Diva Double Date
Beyonce and Alicia Keys double date with their famous hubbies on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Where Are They?
See what the cast of "American Beauty" is up to today.Watch Video »
J.Lo's Mini Me
Jennifer Lopez shares an adorable photo of her look-alike daughter, plus more celebritots on social media on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Prince Harry, Jessica Alba and more stars who threw out the first pitch at baseball games.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »