ENTERTAINMENT
05/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Guy Ritchie "Saddened" By Madonna Adoption Failure

British director Guy Richie called his ex-wife Madonna "a great mum" following news that the singer's bid to adopt a second child from Malawi was rejected Friday.

Richie, 40, father to the couple's son Rocco, 3, and David Banda, 3 - the Malawian boy he and Madonna officially adopted in 2008 - issued a statement through his rep saying: "I fully supported Madonna in her decision to apply for this adoption, and I am saddened that her application has been rejected. She is motivated only by being a caring parent who seeks to share some of the advantages and opportunities that her life has given her."

Read more on People

Subscribe to the Entertainment email.
Home to your favorite fan theories and the best movie recs.