Guy Ritchie's father is "pleased" his son's marriage to Madonna is over - because the moviemaker is much happier without the pop superstar.
The former couple is currently in the middle of divorce proceedings, after announcing plans to separate last month (Oct08).
And Ritchie's father, John, is relieved that the Material Girl will soon be out of his son's life.
He says, "He has been in a very good mood. I wasn't upset that they parted. I am very pleased for Guy that it is all over."
And John Ritchie is convinced that the Snatch director will not let the singer take their children back to her native America.
He adds, "He is such a good, positive father, he won't let that happen."
Madonna and Ritchie are set to fight for custody of their eight-year-old son Rocco, adopted tot David Banda, three, and Madonna's 12-year-old daughter, Lourdes, from a previous relationship.