Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley are engaged to be married, it has emerged, after a source confirmed the news to US Weekly.
The 44-year-old British director, who was famously once married to Madonna, is engaged to his 30-year-old long-term partner, who is expecting their second child. Ainsley revealed her growing bump, and the baby news, at the July premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, and recently, she flashed her diamond ring during a dinner date on Sunday at Madeo restaurant in Los Angeles. The American mag confirmed the news, which was patently obvious to some already. Richie has directed some British classics, such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Swept Away, Revolver, RocknRolla and Sherlock Holmes. He has been dating Jacqui, who hails from Southend in Essex, since April 2010, and with a second baby on the way, the couple have decided to start planning their nuptials.
On 15 December 2008, it was announced by Madonna's spokeswoman that the singer had agreed to a divorce settlement with Ritchie, the terms of which granted him between £50million and £60million. Their high profile split came after 8 years of marriage, in which time they had two children: Rocco, and an adopted son, David. The pair reached an amicable arrangement for the custody of the pair. "I enjoyed my first marriage. It's definitely not something I regret. The experience was ultimately very positive," Ritchie said.