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Madonna felt 'incarcerated' by Guy Ritchie

Madonna felt 'incarcerated' by Guy Ritchie

Madonna felt "incarcerated" while with Guy Ritchie.

The 'Living For Love' hitmaker has confessed to feeling trapped by the 'Sherlock Holmes' director during their seven-and-a-half-year marriage and believes the 46-year-old filmmaker held her back artistically.

Speaking about their time together, she said: "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 56-year-old star - whose 13th studio album 'Rebel Heart' is out this week - divorced Guy in 2008, but now acknowledges compromise is a key part of any relationship, so she just needs to find the right man who can fully accept what she does.

She told The Sun newspaper: "I think when you get married you have to be willing to make a lot of compromises and that's fair enough. I think that's the way it goes in relationships."

The iconic singer - who has sons Rocco, 14, and adopted David, nine, with Guy, as well as Lourdes, 18, from a previous relationship and Mercy, nine, who she adopted alone - added: "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."