The battle over their son, Rocco, is an ongoing and heated one between Madonna and ex-husband Guy Ritchie. The Material Girl has additionally become quite concerned for her 15-year-old son after video of the teen smoking an unknown substance for the second time was made public. The Sun published the story earlier this week, which has led Madonna to question the parenting skills of Ritchie, whom Rocco has opted to live with while his international-superstar mom is on tour.
Rocco was given the option to join Madge on the tour, however, the teen was adamant to stay with his director father at his London home. Over the past two months, Rocco has been caught in the act twice smoking an unknown substance. Wonderwall reminds of the details regarding the most recent incident that was made public and has brought concern to the teen’s parents.
“The video, which was published by The Sun, feature the American pop star and the British director’s son smoking an unknown substance in a London skate park with some older friends. Guy currently has temporary custody of Rocco, who is living in London with his father after reportedly refusing to continue to go on tour with his world-famous mother. According to the newspaper, the ‘Music’ songstress is worried about her ex’s parenting skills in light of these new pics. The 57-year-old icon is said to be ‘shocked and devastated’ by the recent images.”
According to a source, Madonna is becoming increasingly worried about Guy Ritchie’s parenting and lack of rules or guidance for their son while he is in the director’s care. The publication relays words of the said source on the topic.
“[Madonna] has grown increasingly concerned that Rocco’s father is doing nothing to give him rules or guidance.”
A court date over Rocco’s custody was originally set for February 3, at which a judge would rule in favor of either Madonna or Guy, however, the date in court was postponed until early March. A reason for the delay has not been made known, however, TMZ notes that it’s likely due to the former couple attempting to make negotiations.
As the Daily Mail shares, an additional source close to the Queen of Pop stated “It is certainly not what Madonna wants for her son,” in regards to his lack of guidance and rebellious behavior.
Madge was clearly feeling a bit nostalgic over the past week, perhaps due to the feelings that Rocco’s behavior have stirred up for the hit-maker. The Daily Mail relays that Madonna posted a sentimental pic of her three children at a younger age.
“On Thursday, Madonna seemed to be feeling reflective as she shared a sweet throwback picture of herself with Rocco, her adopted child David Banda, 10, and eldest daughter Lourdes, now 19 from her relationship with Carlos Leon. ‘Days of innocence. In Malawi. How I miss this time,’ she captioned the snap.”
Madonna has clearly been attempting endlessly to coax her son back to the United States to live in her care. It has been a troublesome time for the songstress and she recently reportedly flew to the U.K. to bring Rocco back with her, yet returned to the U.S. Rocco-less. The publication shares additional words from a source who is aware of Madonna’s concern and the challenges she’s facing.
“These are crucial talks and a last chance for Madonna to convince Rocco that he should return home before the court case. She’s desperate to have him back with her in New York but things have obviously got very frosty and he has already made it clear that he’d rather stay with his dad in London. It’s a sign of how seriously she’s taking this that she’s flown all this way in the middle of a world tour.”
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