Guy denies marriage crisis
13:30 13 February 2006
Guy Ritchie has quashed rumours his marriage to Madonna is in trouble.
Speculation has been rife that the pair's relationship is on the rocks because of the singer's close relationship with music producer, Stuart Price.
The rumours intensified last week after Guy failed to accompany Madonna to the Grammy awards.
The 'Snatch' filmmaker claims he didn't go because he had to look after the couple's children, Rocco and Lourdes - Madonna's daughter by Carlos Leon.
He told Britain's Radio 1: "I've got to look after the kids. She wasn't winning anything but I know it was important for her to go."
Madonna, 47, has also denied the rumours - insisting the couple speak to each other every five minutes when they are apart.
She told US chat show host Ellen Degeneres: "We both work so it's difficult with our schedules. The longest we've been apart is two weeks, and that was five years ago."
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