Madonna's eldest son is officially a man — Rocco Ritchie turned 18 years old yesterday, August 11. To celebrate — and possibly to embarrass him — the "Material" mom shared rare photos of her child on social media along with loving messages.
Rocco is the product of Madonna's eight-year marriage to British film director Guy Ritchie. He is her second biological child, following big sister Lourdes Leon, who is four years older than him.
The family also includes the "Holiday" singer's four adopted children: 12-year-old son David Banda, 12-year-old daughter Mercy James, and 5-year-old twins Estere and Stella.
To honor Rocco's big 18th birthday, Madonna took to social media, making four different posts.
The first photograph she posted on Instagram featured Rocco as a toddler hanging on to his mother's back. They both smile brightly in the snapshot — Madonna with a toothy grin and Rocco showing just a few baby teeth. "I am to My Beloved," she captioned the pic.
"As My Beloved is to Me," the pop icon then captioned the second picture on Instagram, which featured mother and child both looking straight at the camera with wide eyes and closed lips.
The third image uploaded to Instagram is a bit strange. It appears to be a picture of Rocco comprised of hundreds of mini photos of Madonna. "Into Your Eyes.........My Face Remains," she captioned the post. "18 years went by in the blink of an eye! #happybirthdaymylove."