Madonna, Guy Ritchie Reunite to Celebrate Son Rocco's Bar Mitzvah
One big happy family! Madonna and ex-husband Guy Ritchie didn't end their marriage on the best terms in 2008, but any bitterness that may have once existed between the two appears to be gone now. The former couple reunited on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, to celebrate son Rocco's bar mitzvah, and a source tells Us Weekly it was a joyful occasion for all.
The actual bar mitzvah ceremony took place on Saturday at the Kabbalah Centre in New York City, but the entire family gathered one night earlier at the Centre for a little pre-party. Madonna and Ritchie were very cordial and looked "so proud" of Rocco, the onlooker says of the singer and her director ex, who welcomed their only biological child together in August 2000.
Madonna -- also mom to daughter Lourdes, 16, David Banda, and Mercy James -- was married to Ritchie for eight years. (He was her second husband; she divorced actor Sean Penn in 1989.) Both have since moved on; Madonna is currently dating dancer Brahim Zaibat, while Ritchie has two kids with fiancee Jacqui Ainsley.
Speaking about his marriage to the pop icon with Details magazine in 2011, the British director said it was like living a "soap opera" at times. But he's glad he went through it.
"I enjoyed my first marriage. It's definitely not something I regret. The experience was ultimately very positive," he said. "I love the kids that came out of it, and I could see no other route to take."