London, Oct 17 : Madonna's tyrannical behaviour made her relationship with Guy Ritchie a 'nightmare', pals have revealed.
Sources claim that an enjoyable meal or a night in front of the TV with the kids were banned by Ritchie's control-freak missus.
And he was forced out of her bedroom as she became obsessed with rituals to keep her looking young - sometimes smearing herself with creams worth 500 pounds a pot.
Being married to the most career-centric woman in pop was never going to be easy. But bewildered Guy had no idea just how tough being "Mr Madonna" would become over the years.
From the moment he woke in the morning to the second he fell asleep at night, Guy was forced to live by her rules.
Ritchie was banned from having his favourite fry-ups for breakfast in favour of super-healthy, zero-fat smoothies and shakes.
"Guy likes to look after himself but doesn't see the harm in having the odd treat. He also worries that Madonna's paranoid attitude about food will be passed on to the children. He doesn't want to see them have an unhealthy relationship with food," the Mirror quoted a source, as saying.
After breakfast and an early morning yoga session, Madonna would take off to the gym a few doors down from their west London home to pump iron until late into the afternoon.
Guy, meanwhile, would be left holding the babies while his wife endlessly honed and toned her fat-free body. An insider said: "The evening meal, eaten in stony silence, would consist of - at Madonna's insistence - steamed fish and seasonal vegetables. If Guy fancied a pie and a pint he would have to nip down to the pub. That sort of stodge was banned from the family home."
Another insider added: "Guy was fed up to the back teeth with having such a regimented life. He simply couldn't take it anymore.
"The relationship became less about passion and more about control."