'I still love Madonna,' admits her ex Guy Ritchie

Thursday October 8, 2009

Film director Guy Ritchie has admitted he still loves ex-wife Madonna.

The 41-year-old - who parted company with the Material Girl after eight years of marriage last November - has spoken for the first time about the couple's split.

"You can't tell someone when they're getting divorced that their pain is an illusion," he says. "I'm telling you, I feel it, I've been through that."

"And, of course, here you go: I still love her... But she's retarded, too."

His comment was probably a reference to a concert Madonna gave, in which she dedicated a song to the "emotionally retarded". 

"Maybe you know some people who fall in that category. I know I do," she told fans. 

But Guy - who shares custody of their two sons, Rocco, nine, and four-year-old David Banda - also had kind words to say about the queen of pop, who is currently dating 22-year-old model Jesus Luz.

"Madonna makes things happen," he declares. "Put Madonna up against any 23-year-old, she'll outwork them, outdance them, outperform them."

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