Guy with son David on Satuday.
According to Katie Nichols at The Mail, Guy Ritchie and Madonna have been spending more time together since she adopted Mercy from Malawi. Even though Madge’s baby-and-fame-hungry ways were one of the reported contributing factors in Guy and Madonna’s divorce, it seems Guy has completely “thawed”. Guy is utterly enamored with Mercy. In fact, Guy might have been the first person Madonna asked over to her London home after Mercy was hand-delivered. According to the Mail, “Guy… was invited to meet Mercy and he spent Friday night bonding with Madonna and her daughter.” Guy has nicknamed Mercy “Koala” and has reportedly “fallen head over heels” with Mercy/Koala.
It’s also claimed that Lourdes is a huge factor in Madge and Guy: Part Deux. Lola seems to really miss Guy, and she’s been begging her mom to stop with the drama and make nice, so they can have some semblance of a family. God, it seems like Lola is the brains of that operation, doesn’t it? Lola’s probably just sick of hanging out with Jesus. He can’t be that interesting:
When Madonna announced she wanted to adopt another African child, it was the final nail in the coffin for her turbulent marriage to Guy Ritchie. But now Mercy James, the four-year-old whom the singer brought to London from Malawi, has prompted a thaw in the warring couple’s relationship.
Guy, 40, was invited to meet Mercy when she arrived in Britain last weekend and I can reveal that he spent Friday night bonding with Madonna and her daughter.
He was also at the London Kabbalah centre yesterday as Madonna left with Mercy clinging to her back and sporting the red bracelet worn by followers of the Jewish-based faith.
Friends say he has ‘fallen head over heels’ for the little girl, whom he has nicknamed Koala. ‘Guy was one of the first to meet Mercy,’ said a source. ‘He met her at Madonna’s house and bonded with her immediately. He has nicknamed her Koala, as she has this habit of clinging to people and not wanting to let go.’
Guy has met Mercy only once before, when she was still in the orphanage in Malawi. At the time, the couple’s marriage was in crisis and Guy did not want to go ahead with the adoption. But following their divorce, he has publicly supported his wife’s decision to adopt, and friends say the couple now enjoy a civilised relationship. The source says Guy even met Madonna’s new boyfriend Jesus Luz during the visit last week.
Madonna, 50, now wants Guy to be a part of the family once again, and friends say she has even invited him to spend time at her home in London over the summer to bond with Mercy while she embarks on a European tour.
‘Guy is at Ashcombe, his house in Wiltshire, with his sons David and Rocco, but Madonna has told him he is welcome at the house in London,’ the source added.
‘Madonna’s 12-year-old daughter Lourdes really misses Guy. She adores him and has been instrumental in encouraging her mother and Guy to get along. She is old enough to read the papers, and she hated the fact that they were having a go at each other in the Press. She told them to stop it. Since then Madonna has been making a real effort.’
‘She is desperate for this adoption to be seen as a success, because she has set her heart on adopting more children.’
[From The Mail on Sunday, Katie Nichols]
For me, Guy has always come across as a really great dad, and I think it’s really sweet and really gracious of him to still hang out with Madonna for the sake of the kids. He even went out of his way to defend Madge and support her publicly and privately when Mercy’s adoption fell through the first time. This story even made me a little emotional, especially the part about Lola missing Guy. I think Guy and Lola must have been very close, and they probably really miss each other. Do you think there’s a chance Guy might go back for seconds at the Madge Vadge Motel? Remember, it’s like the Hotel California – “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”
No pictures of Guy with Mercy yet, but here he is with son David after a helicopter ride with lady friend Bosnian Dijana Jenkins in London on Saturday. Images thanks to BauerGriffinOnline.