Rocco Ritchie, the 15-year-old son of pop queen Madonna and British director Guy Ritchie, reportedly refused to return home to New York, and stayed with his dad’s family in London instead.
An insider told TMZ that Guy, 47, and Madonna, 57, have had a “volatile” relationship in the last several years, and most of it was caused by their son Rocco.
The Material Girl is said to be too strict a disciplinarian to Rocco, and it does not sit well with the teenager.
In addition, the “Like A Virgin” singer often shares “humiliating” photos of her son, and one even showed Rocco wearing pigtails.
So during Rocco’s visit with his father, Guy Ritchie may have “stoked the coals”, which worked in his favor.
As a result, Rocco Ritchie now refuses to return to his mom and siblings for the holidays.
The pop diva, who was in the middle of a world tour, then headed over to the Manhattan Supreme Court in order to demand Guy to send Rocco Ritchie back to New York City.
“I’m directing the child to be returned to New York,” Madonna said.
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Meanwhile, an attorney representing Ritchie told reporters that Rocco “expressed very clearly” that he does not want to return home with his mom.
However, Justice Lewis Kaplan ruled that Rocco Ritchie should first see his mother before deciding on which parent he wishes to be with.
Despite his son’s decision to spend the holidays away from her, Madonna still sent her son a sweet Instagram post: “Merry X-mas to the Sun-shine of my Life!”
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Madonna and Guy Ritchie were married in 2000, but were divorced eight years later. Rocco Ritchie is the only child Guy and Madonna share together. The Snatch director is currently married to 34-year-old English model Jacqui Ainsley, while Madonna is unattached and busy with her Rebel Heart World Tour.