Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie put their rocky past behind them as they reunited in London on Tuesday night.

The pair have rarely been pictured together since their famously bitter 2008 divorce, so the Madame X singer, 61, stunned onlookers when she and her film director ex, 51 – who didn’t appear to be following social distancing guidelines – were spotted mingling outside the Tanya Baxter Gallery on London’s King’s Road.

The former couple were accompanied by their partners at the event, with Madonna bringing along her toyboy boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams, 25, while Guy was joined by wife Jacqui Ainsley, 38.  

Madonna and Guy have rarely been seen together since their eight-year marriage came to an end, but the pair have continued to co-parent their two children, Rocco, 19, and David, 14 – both of whom also attended the gallery event.  

The group didn’t appear to stick to the government’s social distancing rules as they congregated closely outside without face masks, two months after the Hung Up singer claimed she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.  

Onlookers told The Daily Mail that writer Guy looked ‘strained’ when the Like A Prayer hitmaker arrived. 

It’s not known whether they exchanged pleasantries but the meeting would only have been fleeting, as Madonna left after just half an hour. 

An onlooker said: ‘Guy looked strained initially when she arrived and eased up after.

‘Madonna was only at the party for approximately 30 minutes before hopping into a black Range Rover with her boyfriend and Mercy. 

‘Rocco went to say goodbye to her at the Range Rover door when she left. He then left with his father and Jackie shortly after.’

The family had been at the gallery to see an exhibition by young artist Rhed who is a new favourite among the wealthy art elite.  

Guy married Madonna at Skibo Castle in Scotland in December 2002. The pair filed for divorce in October 2008, citing irreconcilable differences and the bitter split played out publicly.

The financial details of the former couple’s divorce settlement are not known.

In 2016, Madonna lost a custody battle over their eldest son Rocco after he said he wanted to stay with his father.

Madonna and Guy have had a famously strained relationship, and amid their war of words, Madonna branded Guy ’emotionally retarded’, while Guy claimed the singer was too interested in chasing fame. 

The Mirror reported that Guy had told a friend ‘I’m afraid the laughs in our life together were long gone.’

The source continued: ‘He said to friends all he wanted was an ordinary family life, but Madonna preferred the trappings of a celebrity lifestyle, scuppering the idea they could ever live as a normal couple.

‘She’s obsessed with her own public image, obsessed with being seen as some kind of global soothsayer.’

Guy has moved on and has been in a relationship with model Jacqui since 2010, with the couple tying the knot in their country estate in July 2015. They share three children: Rafael, eight, Rivka, seven, and Levi, six. 

Meanwhile, Madonna has been linked to many men since divorcing Guy, including Portuguese model Kevin Sampaio, Dutch choreographer Timor Steffens, and French dancer Brahim Zaibat. 

She is now in a relationship with dancer Ahlamalik, the son of a US military veteran and dreams of ‘changing the world through art’, with the pair first seen together in December.

Since becoming a professional dancer, Ahlamalik has toured the world with Madonna, travelling around Europe, America and east Asia to perform on her roadshow.     

The songwriter has a total of six kids; Lourdes Leon, 23, with ex Carlos Leon, Rocco and David with Guy, as well as her other adopted kids Mercy and twins Estere and Stella, seven.  

Last year, Madonna and Guy had a mystery legal blow up right before Christmas, which was rumoured to involve their children.  

DailyMail.com revealed Guy filed a motion in their divorce case asking for the ‘enforcement or execution of a judgment or order’. 

The timing of the motion – which was filed on December 23 – suggested that there was a disagreement over where some of Madonna’s six children should spend Christmas. 

Instagram’s posted by the singer over the festive period revealed that she spent Christmas in the Maldives with five of her boyfriend and children Lourdes, Estere, Stelle, Mercy James, and David, but not Rocco. 

Madonna’s brood includes four adopted children.  

In 2006, Madonna adopted David from the Home of Hope in Malawi as he battled pneumonia and malaria.

The award-winning songwriter previously admitted she struggled with the criticism she faced when adopting the little boy she was trying to save.  

In an interview with PEOPLE, she said: ‘In my mind, I was thinking, ‘Wait a minute. I’m trying to save somebody’s life. Why are you all s****ing on me right now?’ I did everything by the book.’

David is a keen footballer and in August 2017, Madonna moved to Lisbon after David joined the Benfica football team youth academy. 

Madonna adopted Mercy three years later, before choosing to legally care for twins Estere and and Stella in 2017.

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