Saturday, February 18, 2006


The rumours that everything might be far from glossy in the Ciccone-Ritchie household haven't apparently been put to bed by Guy's charming appearance at the Brits this week - we're not sure of the full details, but our spies tell us that he was on a videophone placed three tables up from Madonna's table for most of her acceptance speech for best whatever it was they had to give her in order to get her to show up.

As that hasn't silenced the gossips, Madonna has been forced to take him out for dinner again and say h how great things are:

“I must admit, I have to pat myself on the back. It’s not easy to be married, to have a successful career, to have children, to be with someone who is as strong-willed and ambitious as I am.

“Guy’s not a househusband and I’m not a typical wife. So you can imagine, we have our clashes.

“But I think we always keep our eye on the ball — that is our marriage — the union of us, the things that we create together, are bigger than the petty fights we have.”

What we love about this is that she started out banging on again about how great she is for being a working mother - like she's lobbing out the Shredded Wheat at 8.15 before dashing to get a bus to the Somerfield meat counter - before she remembers she was meant to be saying how brilliant that bloke Greg or Guy or whatever he's called is and has to change tack, but even then has to keep it all about how any problems come from him being married to "someone who is as strong-willed and ambitious as I am."