New York, July 14 : Guy Ritchie dined with wife Madonna's best friend Gwyneth Paltrow but the pop icon herself was missing.
The impromptu meal also saw Paltrow's rocker hubby, Chris Martin, and actor Robert Downey Jr. but Madge was nowhere in sight
Apparently, the meeting was regarding Downey Jr., starring in Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" flick, reports New York Daily News.
The director has had a series of flops and it is believed that the actress might have used some of her "Iron Man" pull with Downey to hitch him in Ritchie's latest project.
Meanwhile, Madonna's brother Christopher, in his autobiography has revealed that the pop icon's marriage to director hubby is hanging by the thin thread of their religion.
He said that one of the only things that's keeping the couple together is Kabbalah, a cross between Judaism, Catholicism and Buddhism, reports the Daily Star.