Madonna may love her son Rocco Ritchie with her whole heart, but the 16-year-old teenager apparently doesn’t share her love, according to Us Magazine. The teenager, whom Madonna shares with English filmmaker Guy Ritchie, reportedly took to Instagram to say he’s “so glad” he doesn’t live with Madonna anymore.
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Rocco reportedly wrote he is “so glad” he doesn’t live with his mother anymore under Madonna’s since-deleted clip, in which she and her other kids are seen participating in the viral mannequin challenge.
According to those who had the chance to watch the Instagram video before it was deleted, Madonna, her son 11-year-old son David, and 10-year-old daughter Mercy are seen participating in the mannequin challenge in the dining room of their New York City home. In the video, the “Vogue” singer kept herself frozen with food hanging from her mouth.
Below the clip, Rocco Ritchie reportedly wrote, “So glad I don’t live there anymore.” Madonna and Rocco have had a troublesome relationship lately, with the 16-year-old teenager allegedly having problems with the law. In September, Rocco was reportedly arrested for possession of marijuana in London.
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But a day before Thanksgiving last week, Madonna issued a statement in which she said she would stick by Rocco’s side no matter what. In her November interview with the Associated Press, the “Like a Prayer” singer said she loves her son “very much.”
“I will do whatever I can to give him the support that he needs, and I ask that you respect our privacy at this time.”
Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie have had a tense legal battle this year, as the two are trying to hammer out a custody agreement. Although Madonna and Rocco have locked horns in the past, they seemingly made amends in September, when the 58-year-old singer traveled to London to help her son settle into his new school.
Guy Ritchie has been more successful in the legal battle with Madonna, as their agreement allows Rocco to stay in London with the filmmaker, while the “Rebel Heart” singer is based in the United States.
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In London, Rocco is staying with his father and Ritchie’s new wife, Jacqui Ainsley, and their three young children. Madonna and Ritchie filed papers for divorce in 2008.
While Madonna is unable to help her child, Rocco, the singer is focused on helping other children. The “Rebel Heart” singer recently paid a visit to New York City youth center for homeless LGBTQ people, according to the Huffington Post.
Homeless LGBTQ people at the Ali Forney Center’s Brooklyn housing site couldn’t be more thankful this Thanksgiving, as Madonna herself showed up to pay them a visit. The “Vogue” singer dropped by the center with her son David and daughter Mercy.
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A day after her visit, Madonna took to Instagram to share a lengthy post thanking the people she met at the center.
“Had so much fun sharing Thanksgiving at the Ali Forney Center in Brooklyn! This center protects LGBT Youth from the harms of homelessness and empowers them to reclaim their lives.”
Madonna has been a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community and their rights since the early days of her career, so she couldn’t be more happy about the center’s efforts. The singer also praised the center for providing young people with “the love and support” they are being “denied” by their families.
“Because everyone deserves to be loved and everyone deserves a home.”
Before the U.S. Presidential election, Madonna showed up on November 7 at New York’s Washington Square Park to give a performance in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who a day later lost to Republican candidate Donald Trump.
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