Guy Ritchie reportedly called Madonna “old, fat, ugly and wrinkled” during their most heated arguments.
The film director – who announced last week he and the singer had filed for divorce after nearly eight years of marriage – resorted to verbal abuse in retaliation to Madonna allegedly telling him “I should have married someone like me: strong, hot-blooded, intelligent, ambitious, spiritual.”
A source close to Guy, who raises three children with Madonna, told Us Weekly magazine: “He would call Madonna old, fat, ugly and wrinkled and said that she was stupid and couldn’t sing. Their fights would often get heated.
A few times Madonna slapped him or poked him.”
It has also been claimed Madonna has offered Guy an extra £5 million in their divorce settlement if he lets her have control over his access rights to their eight-year-old son Rocco, two-year-old adopted son David Banda and Madonna’s 12-year-old daughter Lourdes from a previous relationship with dancer Carlos Leon.
The sum would reportedly take Guy’s total cash payout from £15 million to £20 million.
A source told website MailOnline: “Madonna has said to Guy that if she ups the money, then would he agree to her setting out the access for the children until they turn 18. What she is basically saying is that if Guy wants this to go to court, she will get what she wants anyway.
“Basically she is offering a cash incentive to him to encourage an amicable out-of-court agreement over the children. Madonna is keen to give Guy good access to the children – but on her terms.”
Meanwhile, 40-year-old Guy is said to be “in pieces” after seeing pictures of Rocco wearing a T-shirt bearing the logo of the New York Yankees baseball team, who Madonna’s rumoured lover Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez plays for.
A friend of Guy – who is currently on location in London shooting new movie Sherlock Holmes – told Us Weekly magazine: “He has actually been crying over it. He’s in a terrible state but is doing his best to be on form at
“He said she is the ‘lowest of the low’ for letting Rocco wear that top and is even more determined to fight for his side now.”