Melbourne, Oct 31 : Popstar Madonna has reportedly spoken to estranged hubby Guy Ritchie for the first time in weeks, after making a desperate late-night phone call to him in a bid to settle their divorce amicably.
The 50-year-old singer, who raises three children with Guy, was reportedly encouraged to contact her estranged spouse by her Kabbalah spiritual leader Rabbi Berg.
Berg wants the couple to remain on speaking terms so the reputation of Kabbalah, a mystical offshoot of Judaism, is not damaged.
The call was made on October 28 and in it Madonna spoke lovingly of all the wonderful things about their marriage - centering on the children they had together.
"Madonna tried to encourage Guy of all the good times, said how they must settle before it got any more messy and public. She said she had always worked so hard to provide for the family," the Daily Telegraph quoted a source, as telling Mail Online.
"She said she had been saddened by some of the criticisms of her which appeared to have come from his camp.
"She said the leaks of hurtful stories would only get worse. Guy stayed quiet for most of the call, gave very little away and at the end said it was now in the hands of the lawyers," the source added.
After the call, said a source, Madonna cried openly in front of her staff for the first time, after the strain of their bitter split took its toll.