London - The public mudslinging between Madonna and Guy Richie took another turn for the worse today when the pop queen told The Telegraph that "Guy is a wino."
Madge says she knew of Richie's problem when she met him but married him nonetheless. She says that she has been covering-up for Guy's drinking for years.
"I wanted to retire from the music business when I met him but Guy made me keep going to keep him in the drink. Imagine what a woman my age has to do to keep up with these young tarts!"
Madonna fumes when Richie's productivity as a film maker is mentioned.
"Its not that he's an auteur or anything, he's only made couple of movies as he's pissed all the time. He wanted to call one Lock Stock and Both Bottles until I talked him out of it."
Madonna confided Richie is a cheap wino to boot. "He loves the cheap plonk . . . It's so degrading."
"Things were going from bad to worse so I decided it to end it."
Richie who was found panhandling near Trafalgar Square denies the allegations Lock Stock and Both Barrels.
"I'm studying to be a sommelier, honest gov."