Although Rocco Ritchie was supposed to return to New York before Christmas, he has stayed put in the U.K. with his father, Guy Ritchie, and has no intention of returning to his mother, Madonna, and at this time. Up until now, it has mostly been lawyers talking, with a few social media exchanged, but now Rocco Ritchie is speaking out.
According to the Inquisitr, the international custody battle has commenced, which started with Rocco Ritchie running away from his mother to live with his father. In response, Madonna filed papers in court to have her son returned to her by Christmas (didn’t happen), but in response, Guy Ritchie filed the same papers in London, where Rocco’s passport is being held.
TMZ reported that Rocco is finally making a statement that the conflict with his mother had reached a nasty peak. Sources are saying that a break is likely in order.
“There were horrible, full-blown fights with screaming and crying.”
When Madonna’s tour was in Europe, the source says that Rocco made a run for it.
“Things deteriorated during the London shows in December. Rocco told his dad he couldn’t handle it anymore… he couldn’t take the traveling and the fights. Our sources say Rocco told Guy he felt like Madonna treated him more like a trophy than a son.”
Rocco was supposed to be in New York by now to meet with the judge, but so far, he and Guy Ritchie are no-shows.
Madonna -- Rocco Says Mom Treated Me Like a Trophy ... Not a Son https://t.co/ChQlCY2uJ7— TMZ (@TMZ) December 29, 2015
The Sydney Morning Herald says that Rocco has tired of being objectified and used on social media. Sources close to the family said that Madonna is having trouble establishing boundaries.
“There is speculation by some tabloids however that Madonna’s ‘humiliating’ oversharing and embarrassing social media posts about her son have damaged their relationship.”
Perhaps most humiliating was a photo talking about Rocco’s genitals.
“The singer, who has 5.5 million Instagram followers, has posted numerous photos and videos of 15-year-old Rocco including shots of him wearing pigtails or in his boxer shorts with the hashtag #nosausage.”
Although Rocco told her he didn’t like it, she didn’t stop or take the photo down.
AKILAH SPEAKS NEWS Madonna -- Rocco Flees for Ritchie ... Raging International Custody War https://t.co/v8ncuEKIeE— Akilahspeaks' (@AkilahSpeaks1) December 25, 2015
The Daily Mail said that Rocco refused to join Madonna for Christmas and is tired of working backstage on her tour. Friends are saying that both Ritchie and Madonna have had complaints about each other.
“She has said that she felt ‘incarcerated’ at times by Mr Ritchie whilst friends of his have claimed that her strict diet, Kabbalah religion and obsession with yoga made her hard to live with.”
In the last year, Madonna gave Rocco a girly makeover, complete with makeup and pigtails, and posted the photos online. Friends say they were cringe-worthy.
The Scottish Daily Record is revealing that the battle is on as Rocco decides to stay with Guy Ritchie. Erik Buckley, the lawyer for Guy Ritchie, has been clear that Rocco does not want to return.
“He has expressed very clearly that he does not want to return to New York.”
But the New York judge said that Rocco must return before a decision is made, adding, “I’m directing the child to be returned to New York.”
The battle of Madonna versus Guy Ritchie continues, with Rocco Ritchie in the middle, wanting to stay in London. Should he be allowed to choose at 15?
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