The singer is apparently happy to have her former husband "as close as possible" for the benefit of their sons Rocco and David. The pair pictured before their divorce - are reportedly getting on better than they have in years, with Madonna even being amused by a joke Guy made about her new boyfriend Jesus Luz
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Guy reportedly paid millions for a four-storey town house 200 yards from Madonna's place in Mayfair (pictured)
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Guy and Madonna still close as he buys home near her London pad

27 APRIL 2009
Madonna and Guy Ritchie are apparently getting on famously and are set to be neighbours. According to a report in a British newspaper the Sherlock Holmes director has bought a home 200 yards from his former wife's London mansion so he can be close to his sons when Madonna beings them back to England.

Forty-year-old Guy is understood to have paid millions for a four story town house, and Madonna is reportedly happy to have him "as close as possible" for the benefit of Rocco, six, and three-year-old David.

A source tells the Sun the couple are "getting on better than they have in years". The 50-year-old singer is reported to have even laughed when Guy made a joke about her new Brazillian boyfiend Jesus Luz, 22, speaking little English.

According to the paper Guy quipped: "Blimey, no wonder the whole thing works so perfectly."

The Material Girl was touched when after her failed adoption bid of four year-old Malawian orphan mercy james last month, supportive Guy spoke up in her defence. He praised her as "a great mum", adding "She is motivated only by being a caring parent who seeks to share some of the advantages and opportunities that her life has given her"

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