30 NOVEMBER 2005

Click here to send this news item to a friend Madonna spilled the beans on Kabbalah, motherhood and making it when her documentary I'm Going To Tell You A Secret was released this week.

The Material Girl arrived for Tuesday evening's screening at a West London cinema in a knee-length black, silver-trimmed dress with husband Guy Ritchie on her arm. For the premiere she'd packed the movie theatre with celebrity pals, including actress Gwyneth Paltrow - who was luminous in a pale gold satin number - Sharleen Spiteri and Stella McCartney.

The documentary - the singer's first since 1991's In Bed With Madonna - gives new insights into family life with the Ritchies. During one scene, the American superstar and her children try out the bed in her suite in a Paris hotel. "Who's the Queen, Rocco?" she asks her five-year-old son. "You, you, you!" Rocco replies.

In another, daughter Lourdes, nine, tells the camera she's looking forward to the end of her mother's tour so she can see more of her. At one point Madonna is shown sulking in a limo because Guy has attended so few of her gigs. "My husband did not turn out to be the person I imagined him to be," she reveals. "It is not easy having a good marriage, but I don't want easy."

The two-hour film will be shown on Channel 4 on Thursday, before being released on DVD.

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The singer arrived for the screening on the arm of husband Guy Ritchie. The two-hour documentary provides insights into their family lifePhoto: © EMPICS
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Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow was radiant in a softly flowing satin dressPhoto: © Rex