230MADONNA022507_01_X17%20copy.jpgNow that Guy Ritchie has completely moved on from his relationship with Madonna, he's opening up for the first time to Details mag on the "soap opera" that was his marriage to the original Material Girl.

The former couple, who wed in a lavish 2000 ceremony at Skibo Castle in Scotland, announced their split in October of 2008 and finalized the divorce in January 2009, but Ritchie has no regrets.

The director revealed on his marriage to the iconic superstar:

    "I enjoyed my first marriage. It's definitely not something I regret. The experience was ultimately very positive. I love the kids that came out of it, and I could see no other route to take. But you move on, don't you? You're right, I stepped into a soap opera, and I lived in it for quite a long period of my life. I'll probably be more eloquent on it 10 years from now."

And did Ritchie learn anything from their eight years together?

    "When you end up with a lot of the things you set out to chase and find that you've stumbled into all sorts of hollow victories, then you become deeply philosophical. I'm quite happy that that experience was accelerated for me. I'm glad I made money, in other words. And I'm glad I got married."

Guy and his new model girlfriend, Jacqui Ainsley, welcomed a baby boy in September, while Madonna has since moved on with 24-year-old boy-toy, Brahim Zaibat.

Read Ritchie's full interview with Details mag, after the jump ...