Guy Ritchie’s dad says Madonna is “beastly”

Madonna’s been called a lot of harsh things over the years. Crazy. Neurotic. Narcissistic. Mental nut bag. But it’s got to sting just a little more when it’s your soon-to-be ex father-in-law who’s doing the name calling. Well, to a normal person. Madonna seems to be the sort of person who lost any sense of feeling a long time ago.

Guy Ritchie’s father John had some terse words for The Sun when asked about Madonna’s behavior since the end of their marriage was officially announced.

John Ritchie said it was “horrid” to read about how Madge, 50, appeared to call Guy an “emotional retard” in front of thousands of fans at a Boston gig. She also reportedly asked him: “Did you ever actually love me?” as she felt he showed too little sympathy after she fell off a horse. Speaking from his home in Chelsea, West London, 78-year-old Mr Ritchie senior condemned his daughter-in-law’s remarks.

He said: “She’s being beastly. She is saying, ‘Did you ever love me?’ It goes back to a time when she fell off her horse and she’s blaming him for that. She’s calling him an emotional retard. When he’s being bashed by her it’s horrid.”

Her “emotionally retarded” swipe at Guy came on stage in Boston, Mass, when she dedicated a song. And she couldn’t resist ANOTHER dig during a second sell-out show in the US city. After singing the words: “Did I say something wrong?” she added: “I hope so.”

[From the Sun]

I think Madonna’s behavior has been pretty low. The swipes she’s reportedly made at Guy during her concerts are unconscionable, especially considering they have children – who I’m sure will one day hear those things. Probably sooner rather than later.

I can’t imagine having Madonna for an in-law would be a pleasant experience for anyone. I don’t blame Guy’s father for being upset. There’s two sides to every story, but Guy seems to have conducted himself with much more dignity and respect this last week than Madonna. She’s acting like a petty teenager. I think she’s trying to reestablish her “I’m a rebel” image, but there are no pointy bras left to wear. So all she can do is point fingers instead.

Here’s Guy looks stressed as he left his office in London yesterday. Images thanks to Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. Andrea says:

    Guy should keep doing what he is doing. Take the high road and keep his mouth shut. She is just revealing her self to be the self absorbed high maitenance egomaniac that she is… He should have seen that coming 8 years ago.
    He doesn’t seem like an ass kissing doormat and he must have known that is what she would want in a man!

  2. Flourpot says:

    Madonna is the epitamy of sell-out.

  3. Kaiser says:

    Guy’s family has never liked her, right?

  4. Trillion says:

    Madonna has only ever been an sell-out. It’s not like she started her career out as a ground breaking artist or anything. Her calling her ex an emotional retard in public seems more like something Miley Cyrus (or someone her age) would do. Maybe that’s why she did it: She’s trying to appear young.

  5. geronimo says:

    Beastly! LOL. She SO is being beastly. The British upper-class at its indignant best!

    Kaiser, not true I don’t think. Guy’s mother is really upset (albeit in a stiff-upper-lippish kind of way) about it – she wanted them to ‘pull themselves together and stop all their silly nonsense’ for the sake of the kids.

  6. Alecto says:

    I hope Guy doesn’t stoop to her level. The best thing for him to do is rise above it all and keep his mouth shut. If he says anything in return it’ll just bring him down to her leve. Hopefully he realizes that.

  7. bros says:

    madonna is obviously a narcissist. and she is being dumped. i dont for a second think she is the one calling it quits on him. i think he is fed up with her and deciding he wants out. since she is a complete egomaniac, she cannot stand the fact that she is getting dumped, its inconceivable to a person like her. so she is trying to take him down, degrade him in front of her adoring audience and embarrass him in order to hurt him back. but the fact that she has no misgivings and the compunction to do this on stage to a public audience to the father of her children speaks loads about her character. she is low-down and despicable.

  8. wanda farian says:

    Guy will do better without Madonna, MUCH BETTER.

  9. boobaloob says:

    I remember that I was 11 years old and in the 6th grade when her album True Blue came out, and I listened to it at least twice a day on my tape player. I knew the words to every song and thought that Madonna was the coolest person ever. Here it is 22 years later and I cannot stand her; I haven’t been able to for some time now. She’s turned into a narcissistic, pretentious, arrogant, vain, and shallow bitch. Perhaps she was that way all along and my pre-teenage self didn’t pick up on it. In any case, it’s a real shame.

  10. Payton says:

    Madonna definitely got dumped-she is out of control with rage. I guess Madge figured her frightful facelift and lithe body would keep Guy in her bed, despite her lewd & selfish behavior. Guy has been living in quiet desperation (a British term)for years, being very noble & dignified. Madge’s smutty mouth reveals where she really came from – the gutter. Money cannot buy class – or a sexy, devoted husband!

  11. xiaoecho says:

    Team Madonna

  12. aleach says:

    guy’s hot!

  13. stellapurdy says:

    Remember when she had the fake British accent? She’s an egomaniacal see you next tuesday.

    I can’t stand her but I’m no fan of Guy either.

  14. KDRockstar says:

    I would say “Team Guy,” but I’m afraid Madge would beat me up.

  15. daisy424 says:

    KD, then I’ll say it 😉 Team Guy 😉

    She should keep it to herself. It’s one thing when the rags print this BS, but on stage in front of her concert audience, shows how emotionally ‘retarded’ she is.
    Sad thing is, it’s the kids that get hurt. 🙄

  16. Margo says:

    I agree with boobaloob!
    I used to love her, wear the rubber bracelets, the nylons in the hair-sing all her songs-Now I cannot stand her! She is an arrogant, narcissist. Who got way to big for her britches-with her outrageous demands like -hermetically sealed toilets installed at every venue, instructing her handlers to instruct her opening artists not to look or speak to her.
    Someone needs to drag that bitch back down to earth! Who the fuck does she think she is? I am sorry I helped put her there, by buying albums and supporting such a selfish twat!

  17. MomInNH says:

    @KD I’d totally wear a “Team Guy” shirt! Madge is everything said here and more… What a douche nozzle.

  18. pinkiepie says:

    spelling police here. Its spelled Epitome and NOT Epitamy.

    Madonna is a hag with an ugly soul. Anyone going through a divorce with children should have the grace to keep their feelings about their estranged spouse to themselves or at least our of a public forum. Madonna has never had any class so i don’t know why we expect her to exhibit some now though.

  19. Anne says:

    To tell thousands of people your husband is an ’emotional retard’ is well, emotionally retarded. She needs therapy not Khabalalalala, I don’t want to expend the energy to learn how to spell that word.

  20. vdantev says:

    Too bad Parliament can’t vote her off the island.

  21. Megan says:

    Guy can do a LOT better than this ratty old hag.

  22. abbizmal says:

    That bitch. I was in my twenties when she got famous. She always seemed like a narcissistic bitch from the beginning and never had an ounce of class, even worse so now that her ego has grown even more out of control. vdantev, I love the things you say, but we don’t want her here either.

  23. devilgirl says:

    She is just a low class swine who has been lucky enough to make millions off of her sub-par singing. Money certainly does not equal class, nor intelligence. Thank heavens Ritchie finally had the guts to say “enough of this” and get the heck out.

  24. Mairead says:

    Meh – how “classy” are the Ritchies for speaking to The Sun of all rags. 🙄

    I remember seeing Guy’s father being interviewed in 2003 when there was some nonsense about them moving to America. I remember it because it was around the time the Iraq conflict started and they briefly asked about his army experience and his thoughts on this.

    It was FAR more interesting than listening to hysteria about where two self-obsessed pseuds were going to live, let me tell you.

  25. geekazoid says:


  26. Enonymous says:

    I no big fan of Madonna and she probably is very controlling but Guy Ritchie is not as innocent in all these, he always looks like a right old insecure moody b*stard. He always looked like he tried to compete with Madonna for whatever reason and when he found out that he could not break away from the tittle Mr Madonna, it was over because his little ego could not take it any longer.

    UGH. They both seem as bad as each other. 🙄

  27. Leandra says:

    Guy did pretty good to stick it out for eight years. He must be worried about the children. Madonna is probably not going to want to live in England anymore and could get primary custody. Guy is a class act and has even said he doesn’t want her money, just what’s owed him.

  28. lanette says:

    nobody really knows how guy has been acting; he’s not as famous as she is,,,he could be somewhere dissin her as well………..

  29. jennifer says:

    Why do the self appointed “spelling police” always manage to misspell stuff themselves? 🙄

    I agree with those who say both of these twats are…well, twats. But Madonna just upped the douchbaggery with her comments. It’s not cool or edgy, Madge, it’s just pathetic. Have some class for cryin’ out loud…

  30. Rio says:

    I loved Madonna during my junior high years– “Ray of Light” was one of the first CDs I ever bought with my own money and I saw “Evita” at least four times (admittedly, more for the costumes than anything else…)
    Now, though…yeeeah, about that. She’s come across like an arrogant a-hole for years now, and more than that, reeking of desperation. For some reason I’ve got no problem with Tempest Storm saying she’ll never retire, but Madonna thrusting her crotch out for all and sundry just makes me very uncomfortable. It’s not sexy anymore, it’s just *icky*, and kind of pathetic.
    Well, maybe now Guy Ritchie can go back to making good movies…especially if they star Jason Statham again. 😈

  31. Rosanna says:

    Well, Madonna is being nasty, true. But how about Guy’s father? Does he think that HIS remarks are appropriate? Why doesn’t HE think about the kids either???? They should all shut up for the kids’ sake.

  32. Carefree says:

    Madonna face looks plastic. Did she have surgery?

  33. sassyspank says:

    she’s a vapid, soulless twat who REALLY needs to go away . . . like i’ve said before, religion is the only thing that gives her the allusion of having a soul – it validates a “spiritual” side to her and her life. She clings to it with every fiber of her being, because it’s the only thing that has ever told her she’s human. with a soul.
    like they say, the tougher they try, the more they aren’t . . .

  34. chick says:

    i wonder if her religion allows her to call people nasty names in public?

  35. Kat says:

    I think the problem with Madonna is, that she doesn’t realize she is a 50 year old woman, with kids. She needs to start acting her age. Yes, she is very talented, but honey dressing like a 20 year old, shaking your booty half naked on stage, is not aging gracefully. I’m not saying to dress like an old lady, and dump yourself in a wheelchair. Now is the time, to start acting with dignity and not bash your husband on stage. I’m sorry, you are too old to be sticky and sweet.

  36. ff says:

    Over the decades it’s been stacking up that she’s a narcissistic user. I mean when she came out didn’t she totally rip-off Cyndi Lauper’s then-image. She ripped off other people’s styles over the years and shamelessly promoted herself and pushed whatever buttons she could with the public. Even recently she managed to copy Alison Goldfrapp’s style so completely that I mistook her for Alison in several photoshoots.

    And then back in the day when she had that weird rivalry (where it came from I don’t know) with Sharon Stone.

    The last straw for me was that adoption. I really thought she’d at some point take stock of her life and mature but within the last decade it’s as if she can’t accept that she’s no longer the absolute centre of attention or contender for sexiest icon ever, or something. Every time someone in the public eye becomes the considered ‘sexiest’ or ‘most rebellious’, or ‘edgy’ she pops up and either takes a swipe or shamelessly copies them.

    The endless stunts have just made me look back on her entire career and realise that she was always a complete narcissist. I’d just always been giving her the benefit of the doubt but the last few years in particular have proved it in my mind and I’ll never see her the same way.

    She should just grow up and accept that it can’t always be all about her and – a lot of the time – it shouldn’t be.

  37. MSat says:

    Number one rule of divorce when there are children involved: never let the kids hear you talking bad about the other parent- even if it’s the truth. Those comments stay with the children and are really hurtful. If she’s already dissing him after a couple of days, those kids are in for a lifetime of it. Sad.

  38. Anastasia says:

    Maybe Guy Ritchie’s career will begin picking up now. When Sean Penn was married to Madonna, his career went downhill until they divorced. Guy Ritchie’s career took a downturn shortly after marrying Madonna. That film Swept Away, directed by Ritchie, was a disaster and I was wondering if he’d ever live it down, it was a backward step in his film career as a director.

  39. Christina says:

    what’s the point of being a world renowned celebrity if you can’t take swipes at your ex? :-p

  40. r says:

    For the sake of the kids, Madonna, Guy R., and their in-laws should all keep their mouths shut in public. Divorce is hard enough on the kids. I feel for their three kids and wish the little ones well. Hopefully Guy R. will remain calm, not ask for a penny, and move-on gracefully. As for Madonna, we (the world at large) will never hear the end of her; she will always be in the spotlight to some degree; Guy R., however, has the chance to develop his career now and be the great dad that he has seemed to enjoyed being thus far. Go Guy! Keep your cool, Madonna!

  41. Erik says:

    Narcissists such as Madonna can be brilliant at their trade, but in their personal relationships they ate disaster, lacking empathy and being extremely self-absorbed and with illusions of grandeur (I bet you she secretly perceives herself as the new Messias, and thats why Kabbalah has come in handy – now that her physcial looks will be fading and with it her narcissistic supply…) Narcissists NEED new sources of narcissistic supply can can use sex, religion, goodwill, adoptions, ANYTHING, to get attention.

  42. mark says:

    Madonna? Beastly? Surely you jest.

  43. Melissa says:

    Madonna is a joke. She is a low class idiot with a fake British accent. Guy will be MUCH better off without her! I hope people realize what a zero talent pretentious fake she is and stop buying her “music”.

  44. Lena says:

    Finally “GUY” will be making great movies!!! :))

  45. mark says:

    and can someone tell me who Guy Ritchie is?