Behind bars! Madonna revealed in a new interview with The Sun UK that she felt "incarcerated" during her seven-year marriage to second husband Guy Ritchie.
The Rebel Heart singer told the paper that like any relationship, their dynamic involved sacrifices — only it affected her career.
"I think when you get married you have to be willing to make a lot of compromises and that’s fair enough," she reflected. "I think that’s the way it goes in relationships. However, you know, I did find myself sometimes in a state of conflict. There were many times when I wanted to express myself as an artist in ways that I don’t think my ex-husband felt comfortable with."
"There were times when I felt incarcerated. I wasn’t really allowed to be myself," the superstar continued. Madonna and the British director, 46, share son Rocco, 14, and divorced in 2008. "It doesn’t mean that marriage is a bad thing. But if you’re an artist you’ve got to find someone who accepts who you are and are comfortable with that."
Despite those constraints, Madonna said she would consider marrying again. "Maybe. Never say never," she shared. "I don’t have any limitations for myself in terms of relationships… I’m single. But I’d like to have a man around the house — that would be nice. My children like that and enjoy that."
The mother of four — Rocco's siblings are Lourdes, 18, David, 9, and Mercy, 5 — said she currently wears many hats in her "unconventional" family. "I’m the mom and the dad. I’m the husband and the wife. But we do have lots of father figures," she said of Lola's dad Carlos Leon and Ritchie. "I have an unconventional family. I’ve always had an unconventional family. It is what it is."
She added that her ideal man would also be "nice and everything," and open to her kinky sexual proclivities. The icon said her song S.E.X. (on new album Rebel Heart) — which mentions handcuffs, blindfolds, leather belts, and more — was based on a personal experience. However, she's never made a sex tape, nor does she have plans to create one.
"I’ve done a lot of sexually provocative things in my career," the "Like a Virgin" singer reflected. "But the idea of filming myself having sex doesn’t really turn me on. The ultimate act of intimacy is just to be with one person in a room without any electronics involved."
Without mentioning specific names, Madonna noted that she sees her fellow celebs using sex tapes as a means to catapult themselves into the spotlight. "At the beginning I think it was mistakes and then people realized how much publicity they could get out of it so it was sort of like: ‘I’ll make a sex tape and then it will accidentally get leaked,'" she told the paper.
Madonna did make some comments about Kim Kardashian, who was catapulted to fame after her notorious sex tape with Ray J. "I’ve never watched the TV show. I’ve never seen her sex tape. I don’t know the things that have made her famous so I don’t have an opinion to tell you the truth," she said of Kardashian, whose husband Kanye West worked with Madonna on the new album. "I know Kim. I’ve met her. I’ve had a few conversations with her. She’s a very sweet girl."
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