Madonna has experienced a tumultuous struggle in the custody battle for her 15-year-old son, Rocco, whom she had with former husband Guy Ritchie.
The last bit of news on the matter involves the Material Girl heading to London to coax her son to return back to her care in the United States back in December. The teen refused and was adamant about staying in the care of his director dad.
Heartbroken Madonna, who is getting set to head to court for the final attempt to gain custody of her son, has recently seen a ray of hope seeing as she has finally been able to talk to her son. The chat between the two came to be after a judge inspired Rocco to talk with his mom if he wanted to have any say as to which parent would have custody of him.
With the court hearing looming over Madonna, her ex and the teen, Rocco was keen to concede with the judge’s advice and reached out to his superstar mother.
A source relayed this new turn of events to Us Weekly.
“[Madge and Rocco] have been talking and are trying to mediate themselves. [Madonna] is trying to win him back. Rocco has been the one reaching out to Madonna.”
Madonna is reportedly not on speaking terms with her ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, who has since re-married and has temporary custody of his teenage son.
It’s being reported that Rocco simply wants verification that being under his mother’s care will come with less strict rules and expectations. An insider shares about the different parenting styles the former couple has in regards to Rocco.
“Guy is very relaxed, while Madonna is strict and regimented. She is saying things will be different.”
Madonna has recently become very concerned after seeing her son on video smoking a suspicious substance while in his father’s care in London. As Wonderwall shares, Madonna has made her frustrations over the matter of custody known by way of social media.
“Madonna has made her frustration over the matter evident on social media, posting photos of her son regularly with captions about how much she misses him and her nostalgia for happier times with her kids.”
Us Weekly relays that Madonna, who is also mother to Lourdes, 19, and David and Mercy, both 10, is certainly keeping the faith in regards to her son Rocco. The singer has been constantly taking to Instagram to share memories of her time spent with her children, drawing special attention to her love for her estranged son, Rocco.
“I miss this boy, I hope we see that Leo Sun soon!”
Even with all her personal drama and this ongoing custody battle on her mind, Madonna has not failed to impress during her Rebel Heart Tour. Most recently Madge took on Manila staying true to her provocative nature that has caused controversy over the performer’s time in the industry. Although the crowd was wowed by the performance, the sexual nature and religious imagery was a bit more than some thought appropriate.
The Philippine Star highlights the viewpoints raised due to the Madge’s show.
“Condemned by a Catholic bishop, US pop superstar Madonna was unapologetically provocative as she brought her Rebel Heart World Tour to Manila in what has been touted as the biggest international concert ever in this country. The 57-year-old Queen of Pop, who has sold 300 million albums worldwide, has been known for racy musical performances. One of her most quotable quotes is: ‘Art should be controversial.’ But critics have again called out the sexually-charged content as well as contentious religious imagery on the Rebel Heart tour.”
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