Guy Ritchie married Jacqui Ainsley in a star-studded celebration on his estate

Happiest day of my life #jaxguyjuly 💞#soulmates

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Guy Ritchie finally got around to marrying his baby-mama and partner Jacqui Ainsley on Thursday and it seems like an absolutely incredible wedding. The wedding was held at Guy’s magnificent, sprawling Wiltshire estate – the same estate he and Madonna bought together when they were married and which he got in their divorce. Guy and Jacqui invited all of their big cool friends to come and celebrate. I had to look this up: Jacqui and Guy have THREE children together. She’s the Fertile Myrtle who just kept getting pregnant one right after the other. Guy and Jacqui have been together for five years and in that time she’s had three kids. Seriously.

Jacqui has been previewing her wedding day on Instagram all week – go here to see. I think she just did her “Hen Party” a few days ago, which is what we in America would call the Bachelorette Party. The Instagram at the top of the page is of Jacqui in her wedding gown, kissing her groom. She looks beautiful, although the Phillipa Lepley gown isn’t my personal taste, I’m sure she was a gorgeous bride.

The guest list: Brad Pitt was there, flying solo (Angelina is currently making a UNHCR trip to Myanmar). Allegedly, George Clooney and Amal were there, because Amal seriously will never miss an opportunity to attend a big society event (I’m point that out because George really has no connection to Guy, they’ve never worked together). Guy’s good friend Jason Statham was there, with his girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. David Beckham flew solo as Posh was working elsewhere. Sting and Trudie Styler. Gwyneth Paltrow, allegedly, which is funny because Goop used to be BFFs with Madonna, Guy’s ex-wife. But I guess Gwyneth has become #TeamRitchie. Henry Cavill was there – Guy directed Henry in The Man From UNCLE. I think I see Sadie Frost in some of these photos, and it wouldn’t surprise me if Jude Law was there too (Jude and Guy have been friends for years).

I’m also including some photos of Guy’s property so you can see the extensive preparations. No expense was spared, I’m telling you. Guy must have spent a small fortune having fancy teepees/yurts set up, plus luxury party tents plus guest sleeping tents, plus some kind of covered space that is probably a dance floor or part of the reception. That’s incredible to do, all for your wedding. Ten bucks says that someone’s going to get pregnant. It will be Jacqui, right?





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  1. Twinkle says:

    She looked stunning … and I love those little tents and cabins – what a great idea!

    Not sure I’d love living in the former marital home of my new husband and his ex, though … I hope she’s been white sage smudging all those corners!

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      Well, presumably they’ve been living there the past five years while they had three babies together there.

      If she smudged that estate, then she did it years ago, and apparently it worked. They’ve made a happy family and life there.

    • stinky says:


    • REEEELY?? says:

      My x married his new wife -exactly- where I he and I were married on a sprawling estate etc. They actually put on their instagram that they “smudged it all over”; but holy ghost of hell you can’t smudge away a wreck of a marriage and susequent ten year litigation! Nice try. Since they’ve tried to sell the property and there it sits. Empty. Some stuff is too sticky for the smudge.
      Yes this place is beautiful…but IMO…not the right place for a new beginning, white sage in hand o no.

  2. lisa2 says:

    This looks very lovely… I love the suites and hats.. I think Brad, David and Henry had some role in the wedding.. they are all wearing the same suit and tie.. I love Brad and nice to see him without the facial hair.

    this wedding looked very romantic and fun. I love her dress too. Very romantic.

  3. Maya says:

    Congratulations to the couple – the bride looks stunning.

    Another long term friendship of Brangelina and yet people claim that they are not liked, respected and friendless..

    PS: Amal & George were pictured in Italy on the day of the wedding do doubt they were there.

    On another note I would love to have seen George’s face when he realised that the man (aka Brad Pitt) he namedrops constantly for publicity and claims to be close to, didn’t attend his showbusiness wedding but attended this one…

    • Jayna says:

      Brad has been in quite a few movies of Guy’s, so of course they’re friends and stay in touch. Friends as in Angie and Brad hanging out with Guy and Jacqui over the last five years, I don’t know so much about that.

      • Peggy says:

        Yes, when the family is in England they hang out together, and go paint balling.
        Brad and Guy are real friends not show business friends.
        Brad did an interview in Esquire and said he had few friends, Guy was one of the friends to comment in the interview.

      • Catelina says:

        Um, he only was in one Ritchie movie. Snatch. Unless I’m forgetting some?

  4. Loulou says:

    In love with this wedding. Want to see more photos!!

    • Mia4S says:

      There are a lot on Instagram. I like that they just let guests take photos rather than hiding for some magazine exclusive.

      Here’s another Henry Cavill one with Armie Hammer and some more Man From Uncle guys. Armie’s tie is…fascinating.

  5. Catelina says:
    Picture of Brad and Becks

  6. Jan says:

    Congrats to the happy couple. I love her gown, so romantic. Also, I don’t think I’ve even seen Jason Statham smile before… looks like everyone had fun. Happy Friday everyone!

    • Twinkle says:

      Yes, and doesn’t he look gorgeous when smiling? Rosie looked gorgeous as ever.

  7. maura says:

    I don’t really have much of an opinion on these two, but their wedding looks like a lot of fun from these photos and everyone looks so relaxed. So much better than the desperado magazine releases of minor celebs that I seem to see on UK mags like Hello and OK. Now I’ve said that they’ll probably be on the next cover 😋

  8. Mrs. Darcy says:

    That flower arbour is to die for. Honestly it looks like a dream wedding to attend, British weddings are all day and into the night hardcore drink-fests, I would love a yurt to crash in! Her dress is pretty if a tiny bit modern for the setting (a Kate Moss style dress looks better at a festi-style wedding) and the bouquet looks lovely. The white fedoras are a bit tacky looking though!

  9. LAK says:

    I love the estate. Views are incredible.

    Wedding looks fun and relaxed. Ideal wedding.

    • Azurea says:

      One of my best/oldest friends lives “next door” to Guy’s place. Seriously, their properties adjoin. This estate is so well hidden in the landscape that you literally can’t see it from anywhere except above! Mega-private.

      • LAK says:

        I’m officially jealous. I’d love to own that much land and love the house. IIRC, it’s previous owner (or possibly once lived there) was Cecil Beaton.

  10. Guesto says:

    Not to quibble but Guy Ritchie and Clooney have worked together – Ritchie directed a couple of Nespresso ads. But yeah, the Incredibles are cruising Italy by bike at the moment so doubt they were there.

    Gorgeous wedding, gorgeous setting. Congrats to them.

  11. Betti says:

    Congrats. Her dress is gorgeous and his estate looks beautiful – can’t wait to see King Arthur. I always liked him – he was the only man who had bigger balls than Madonna.

    Don’t see any photo’s of Rocco – who is a mini Guy.

  12. reggae says:

    The wedding looks very romantic. Brad looks HOT. Whoa, is Jason Statham SMILING???

  13. Luca76 says:

    What a lovely estate. Just a fairytale place to marry. Nice to see so many pictures of Davis Banda because so many jerks like to claim he has no relationship with Guy.

  14. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    So now you have to put up tents for your guests to sleep in? Weddings have become so vulgar, so extravagant, such a huge waste of money for one day. Don’t get me wrong – it should be beautiful and tasteful and happy, but it’s one day. This is just gross to me.

    • Maum says:

      Well if it meant all my friends could drink champagne all evening/night and not have to worry about getting back and could stay over for a nice long hungover fry up the next morning it’s definitely worth the money!

      That wedding looked very laid back British- hardly vulgar.

      • Luca76 says:

        Yeah and it is a nice way to accommodate people so that they don’t have to spend money on a hotel. I don’t think this looks vulgar or ostentatious at all.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        We disagree, and that’s fine. Spending millions of dollars for one day of your life, putting those ugly tents all over your property for guests to sleep in so they can all get drunk beyond the point of being able to get home, having your wedding last for days instead of hours so your guests can have a “nice long hungover fry up” at their age is extremely vulgar in my opinion. What is this about – celebrating your commitment to each other or getting drunk?

      • sills says:

        Yeah this is a brilliant idea, and what a gorgeous setting to crash out in a fancy tent in. Sign me up. Also why not spend your $$$ on a big fun party for one of the most special days of your life? He’s putting it in the pockets of working people (caterers, florists, tent installers), so more power to him.

      • Viv says:

        Since when is it vulgar to have your wedding last for more than a few hours? it just seems considerate to the people who have made the effort to be there to provide accommodation, especially in the middle of nowhere where there are no hotels. You can’t have a large glass of wine and drive in England, and a wedding is a celebration.

        “Having your wedding last for days instead of hours so your guests can have a “nice long hungover fry up” at their age is extremely vulgar in my opinion.”

        Sounds like heaven to me, but I must be immature and gauche. And those tents are adorable.

    • LAK says:

      Cheaper than paying for hotel bills.

      Less trouble than having them tramp all over the house.

      I’m glad English weddings have adopted aspects of multicultural weddings because a slice of cake and a glass of champagne does not a wedding make in my view.

      And to make people pay for food or drink or accommodation when you’ve dragged them to the middle of nowhere to celebrate you??!! That I find tacky.

      The less we talk about Bridesmaids buying their own clothes the better.

      • Guesto says:

        This is the thing. It IS the middle of nowhere – the estate is huge and it’s not as if there are hotels nearby. Putting up the guests is really thoughtful. It means they can relax and enjoy every part of the day/evening without having to worry about driving home or to a hotel. I’m guessing the tents were probably to cater for the overspill from the house.

    • Maum says:

      They live in the middle of nowhere- one glass of champagne in the afternoon and a couple of glasses of wine with dinner and you are legally over the limit and having to drive miles to get home- a bit of a downer for a once in a lifetime celebration!

      It doesn’t mean everyone has to get plastered- it mean some can and the others can just dance all night.

      I don’t know how American weddings work but in Europe the party goes on for about 24 hours- usually church in the afternoon then canapés then meal then dancing till the early hours and most of the guests are invited back the next day to finish off the food and chill. How is that vulgar?????

      And let’s not even discuss the Middle East or Asia where wedding celebrations go on for days…. Tsk….

    • Original T.C. says:

      Three different East Indian women have told me a traditional Indian wedding can last up to a week with lavish spending.

      • LAK says:

        Weddings in Africa are the same. Nevermind the spending, it’s all the different ceremonies that one has to undertake before one is declared married.

        Indian culture has several ceremonies too, so it’s not as simple as a white wedding and you are done.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I’m not criticizing cultures who have a tradition of week long weddings or whatever. What bothers me is that it used to be that a wedding reception cost maybe $10,000, and involved great hors d’oevres, open bar, nice music and rice throwing goodbye it’s over. Then you had to have a sit down dinner, a tent, food stations and a dance floor and a band. Around $50,000. Now apparently you have to have all that, plus put up tents for all of your guests to stay overnight, feed them several meals and cater to their every need until they feel like leaving. It’s bound to have cost at least a million dollars, and I, for one and apparently the only one, find it ridiculous, showy, and wasteful.

        I won’t even respond to the comments that suggest I made my wedding guests pay for their own food and drink or other things I never said.

      • sofia says:

        @ GoodNamesAllTaken: I understand your point of view but no one HAS to do anything. Couples can make their own rules about what they want and knowing their guests, what its suits them better. Most guests have probably been into many big parties, most of us can’t really relate to their reality and their expectations. And it’s their money and with what they spend they are supporting companies and jobs. People may have different definitions of fun, but what’s great is when they have choices and this couple certainly has.

      • Mary-Alice says:

        But you’re criticizing people who can easily afford to spend that much on their wedding and in what right? To the point of calling them vulgar! No one is making you to spend anything, it’s their own money, their guests and their wedding. Let live.

  15. Original T.C. says:

    She looks gorgeous and that wedding gown is beautiful. The bride and groom picture looks odd to me though. She is lovingly embracing and kissing him but he has both hands in his pockets. Reminds me of Justin Timberlake jumping up while his bride poses on the side. Not saying that Guy is anything like douche JT. This couple actually looks happy

  16. Abbott says:

    Aw man, I was hoping King Arthur would’ve showed up.

  17. tracking says:

    What a gorgeous (if extravagant) wedding. You have the resources to do this for yourselves, fine, but I hope they thought to make a nice charitable donation as well.

  18. Talie says:

    Oh wow, I thought they sold the Cecil Beaton estate. It is beautiful.

  19. Jayna says:

    Matthew McConaughey did that for his wedding, and all his guests slept overnight in them.

    It looks like a beautiful and carefree wedding. I thought she looked lovely. She’s a pretty woman. I always liked her soft light brown hair, as you don’t see light brown hair that often. It’s either a deeper brown or dyed blonde when it’s that color.

  20. Jegede says:

    Congrats to all.

    But I honestly never thought they would get married.

    Had them pegged as a forever engaged couple.

    • Jayna says:

      I’m sure she put the pressure on at some point. He had three children with her. He was going nowhere, and she’s accommodating to him, doesn’t really make demands upon him, like Madonna did. So they are a good match. So h finally caved i n and said set the date. I’m sure once the wedding plans started rolling he was enjoying it. But on his own I don’t think he would have brought up getting married. I imagine he thought the getting engaged in between her having babies would buy him some time and make her happy. But the engagement was back in 2012. That only buys so much time.

    • Artemis says:


      I don’t know. The man procreated a lot and quickly, even quicker than with Madonna and he’s got nothing to gain. I think this relationship is more relaxed.

      That said, he such an idiot. All those years complaining about fame yet he happily joins his new wife in social media by hashtagging his (then) upcoming wedding. His previous wedding was super private and they tried to be as private as possible (save for the photo ops and premieres to support their careers). Now that nobody really cares (who is she anyway?) he’s on social media with his wedding. I guess when the media isn’t interested, you have to create the interest. I wonder how Madonna was married that long to somebody that fickle. At least Madonna is consistent.

  21. Artemis says:

    Madge bought him a lovely wedding. How nice of her!

    • Peggy says:

      It is not like Guy was Broke, eight years of Madonna he deserves it.

      • Artemis says:

        He has royal pedigree but he was always lazy. He got his filmmaking career off the ground because he was so well off and his father had many connections, not because he was a hard worker (just look at his early accomplishments). He was not famous before meeting Madonna and he was not Madonna-rich either. He was not out making blockbuster, that happened after the divorce. Most of their money came from Madonna’s side, he didn’t work for that money so he didn’t deserve it. And he was claiming that he didn’t want a dime and didn’t get a dime either until Rosenberg (Madonna’s publicist) called him out on that lie. Basically, he was greedy as hell because he didn’t need her money really.

        She is a woman who worked her way to the top, no family member or large funds to get her career going. She worked year in year out on her career (unlike filmmakers who make 1 film/2-3years. It takes hard work to get where she is now and Ritchie knew that. He knew he was going to marry a workaholic who manipulates the press for her shock tactics. He dumped his non-famous GF of 7 years for her anyway and she got knocked up within a year. The man KNEW.

        He got a HUGE pay-out after treating Madonna like garbage in their last years. Even in the docu for her tour, his behaviour was selfish. His choice to marry her does not warrant a 70-90 million payout. In what world? Men don’t deserve a prize for ‘sticking it out with a woman’ just because the woman isn’t a typical housewife. I dislike this argument.

      • Jayna says:

        Please. He got 70 to 90 million from Madonna, after he said he wouldn’t go after her money when they first separated, because he’s a macho man. Then he did go after it. He’s funded a lot of stuff with her money.

      • Colette says:

        Well if Madonna was too stupid to get a pre nup…

      • Ash says:

        “Please. He got 70 to 90 million from Madonna, after he said he wouldn’t go after her money when they first separated, because he’s a macho man. Then he did go after it. He’s funded a lot of stuff with her money. ”

        I’m pretty sure that Madonna’s settlement money paid for Guy and Jacqui’s extravagant wedding. 😉

        Also, it’s pretty obnoxious for anyone to say he deserved that kind of money because “Madonna’s a bitch” and since he stayed married to her, she owes him all that money. Please. He’s no saint.

    • Colette says:

      Cool, maybe she buy herself a groom and a wedding.

    • Neah23 says:

      You act like he doesn’t work and has no money of his own.

      ( In what world? Men don’t deserve a prize for ‘sticking it out with a woman’ just because the woman isn’t a typical housewife. I dislike this argument. )

      So do you think a women deserve a prize for ‘sticking it out with a man?

      • FingerBinger says:

        If the rumors are true Guy wasn’t the world’s greatest husband. That sticking it out comment makes no sense because they were equally bad as spouses. Guy worked while he was with Madonna. He didn’t become a househusband. He didn’t deserve the money he got.

      • Neah23 says:

        You do know wether he work or not has nothing to do with it right.

        I’m not married but let’s say that I was I could work while married and still get a settlement from my divorce.

      • LAK says:

        Neah123: He is rich now, but he wasn’t in millionaire territory when he married Madonna.

        Post- divorce, he gave an interview in which he said he married Madonna for the connections and he bragged about how much money he’d got out of the divorce.

        Post-Divorce is when he really started working on big budget studio films and making proper money.

        Before that, not so much. He was a known director, but he wasn’t a wealthy one or even a rich one.

        This estate cost £9M in 2001. No way he had any money to buy that level of real estate.

        Madonna funded their life together and she is still funding his lifestyle via the divorce settlement.

      • Neah23 says:

        Madonna is not funding his lifestyle via the divorce settlement. That’s his money now to do with as he pleases, just like if the roles were reversed I would he wouldn’t be funding her life after divorce.

      • Ash says:

        +1 LAK

      • Artemis says:


        It’s not that he took her money, it’s the way he totally destroyed Madonna in the press, then lied about not wanting her money and then post-divorce poured salt in the wound. This is not just a case of him just being a golddigger (see LAK’s comment)

        Check his net worth. Detract 70-90 million (the money he got from Madonna) and tell me this man would be considered ‘rich’ for celeb standards. Madonna, financially wise, was way out of his league! Most of his net worth now comes from Madonna. His films pre-Madonna made money but not enough for him to become a millionaire. His blockbusters came AFTER the divorce.

        No I don’t think so. I dislike golddiggers. Men and women can be golddiggers so no, I don’t have double standards. Unless the partner contributed to the ex’s wealth (owning a business together), then I make an exception it but if each had their own career then leave with the money you came with. Which in Guy’s case is chump change in comparison with Madonna.

        If he hadn’t gotten Madonna’s money during the divorce, he wouldn’t be so extravagant. Or maybe he would but he would be pretty broke. Only Holmes brought in a lot of cash. Post-Madonna, he also produced more. Her money brought him a lot but most of all: Hollywood connections. He might OWN her money after the divorce but he never EARNED or deserved it for that matter.

  22. Micki says:


    …”She’s the Fertile Myrtle who just kept getting pregnant one right after the other. Guy and Jacqui have been together for five years and in that time she’s had three kids. Seriously. ”

    You used to have wittier snarks Kaiser!

    • EN says:

      If anything I am jealous she looks like that after 3 kids in 5 years. This is some serious willpower there. It took me 5 years to get back in shape after the second kid.

      • Micki says:

        Maybe she’s built this way. The woman, who organized our Mum-kid group has 4 on her own and looks like a willow! I’ve got my shape after the first, but after the second…-It’s my 3 year now and 2 stubborn dress sizes that won’t go away.

      • Trashaddict says:

        She looks gorgeous. Him, not so hot. Old man tired. Couldn’t even be bothered to take his hat off to kiss her, what kind of Englishman is that?!

  23. L says:

    Love that picture of her from the one arch.

    And then the arch they got married under? With that VIEW??! Sign me up for that wedding please, it is stunning.

  24. Zombie Shortcake says:

    Are those hydrangeas?

  25. Jan Harf says:


  26. Elisa the I. says:

    I’m usually not into weddings, but this one looks absolutely amazing and like everyone is enjoying themselves. Congrats!

  27. Dawn says:

    How lovely! How much fun would it be to be invited to this event…lots I would assume!

  28. Andrea says:

    This is an all around lovely looking wedding. Like truly a very happy occasion for all who attended.

    3 kids in 5 years and they still wanted to get married? I don’t want kids, but that seems like a lot but with money, probably have some good nannies.

  29. Catherine says:

    Madonna bought that house. Whatever you think of her, she’s a self made woman, American entrepreneur, American success story. He’s a lowlife gold digger. And an ass.

    • Jaded says:

      Last I heard he’s a talented filmmaker who worked hard to get where he is now, so both he and Madonna are self-made successes. Furthermore he didn’t “gold dig” anything out of Madonna – the settlement, which barely made a ding in her hundreds of millions, included the value of the Wiltshire estate which they purchased together, and a home and pub in London. Madonna didn’t want to live in England after the divorce and because Guy shares parenting it makes sense that he kept the UK homes.

      He may very well be an ass…I’ll defer judgement because I don’t know him personally.

      • Artemis says:

        LOL, he has royalty in his family and his father helped him get a film career after he dropped out of private schooling at age 15, actually he was kicked out of 2 private schools if I remember correctly.

        Even with his first projects (no experience, no film studies background btw) it is known that he got Peter Morton (Hard Rock Café), Matthew Vaughn and Trudy Styler to help him out. He was born well-off and that family has some high connections already. Ritchie and Madonna also met at Styler’s as she was a mutual friend.

        I agree that he’s talented but talent alone never gets you that far. It’s putting talent into skill by hard work, getting lucky with opportunities and then continuing that success. Ritchie’s best years were in the 90s and he’s never able to be as good as he was then. His film with Madonna was a flop and Holmes, while enjoyable, is really nothing special. His other efforts are forgettable. He seems to be getting his groove back but it took him more a decade and a half.

        And yeah he was an ass. He married the A-list of the A-list and then thrashed her for it because he couldn’t deal with her fame. Like many men in her life, he wanted to control her but failed. In her tour docu from 2004, it’s obvious he’s a selfish man at the very least.

        One thing he always complimented Madonna on, even when he trashed her in the press, was that she is a person that gets things done. Maybe he admired the things in her that he was never capable of.

      • Karen says:

        The guy deserved every penny for living with Madonna for all those years, she is a well-known pomp ass bitch.

  30. Penelope says:

    He looks goofy in the hat imo. She is lovely and the views are spectacular–what a beautiful setting for a wedding.

  31. NGBoston says:

    Really have always liked Guy and his work. Truly.

    Cannot say him wanting out of the marriage with Madge was all bad, either and I love Rocco.

    Wish him, his work, his new Wife and extended family all of the best in future good health and happiness.

    Rock on, Mr. Ritchie!

  32. Rational Plan says:

    Well it’s plain to see that Madonna Fans hold a grudge.