So is this one bigger and better?
On Thursday, Guy headed to court (Madge was not present) in London to deal with his ongoing custody battle over Rocco Ritchie. While most of the court docs were sealed to Rocco's young age of 15, we know the hearing was set to decide whether or not the musican can focus most of her litigation in the United States.
For those who don't know, the singer recently withdrew her legal proceedings in England under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. Now the icon wants to have all legal matters hashed out in New York where she resides while not on tour.
The hearing is the latest installment in a lengthy and contentious battle for control over the teenager. The tension has become so bad between the two that their coparenting agreement fell through before the last court date on March 3.
According to Madonna, all she wants is to ensure Rocco is safe utilizing "native security" and that she has a say over his education. She also wants to maintain R.R.'s relationship with his siblings.
On Ritchie's end, he hopes the teen will be able to have a more normal upbringing in London, a desire his ex thinks is getting out of hand. Rocco was just caught smoking weed on the city streets just last week, after all!
While it's not clear if an agreement was reached, a reporter from The Guardian was able to glean this poignant message from the judge:
"An amicable negotiated resolution is definitely the way forward and in Rocco's best interests."
The legal maven also referred to the situation as "highly unfortunate and deeply regrettable".
The judge does have a point! Hopefully the two reach a conclusion so they don't have to head to court AGAIN on June 1.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that The Man from U.N.C.L.E. director is following the judge's orders by trying to pursue a resolution with his ex wife over their ongoing custody battle for their son Rocco.
According to a source, Guy is reportedly "treading on eggshells not to upset" Madge as they try to settle on an agreement about the teenager's living situation. Awkward!
In case you forgot, the 15-year-old fled his mother's Rebel Heart tour at the end of last year to his filmmaker dad's residence in London after
The superstar was in Auckland, New Zealand on Friday for her Rebel Heart World Tour, and at one point, she became shaken and upset over the issues surrounding her son Rocco Ritchie.
Unfortunately, custody hasn't really been going her way thus far, either.
At the concert, during a moment between songs, Madonna told the crowd:
As we reported, the 15-year-old fled his mother's Rebel Heart tour at the end of last year to his filmmaker dad's residence in London after seriously getting into it with the pop icon. Merp!
Since then, Madge has been attempting to get her youngster to return home by appealing to his emotions on social media and calling out her former flame's parenting style. Unfortunately, a judge has since ruled in favor of Rocco's desire to stay in the U.K. away from his "strict" mother.
So no wonder the Material Girl posted:
As you probably know, the pop diva is heartbroken over the estrangement of her son Rocco after he ran away to England to live with his father.
Well, Madge and Guy have been fighting over each other's parenting styles, and on Wednesday, finally called into court in New York for their custody hearing.
For now, a judge isn't ordering Rocco to come back home to live with his mother.
In fact, the Supreme Court Justice seemed happy with the 15-year-old's enrollment in a London school, and doesn't want to make him leave.
As for the feuding parents though, they've got a real problem. According to the judge, the "inability of the parents to come up with a solution" is really harming their son, despite Rocco's attorney revealing he's stressed over the uncertainty of the custody battle.
If Madonna and Guy can't come up with a solution in the best interest of their son, a judge will have to step in.
Hopefully it won't come to that!
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Get ready for some serious family drama!
Madonna and Guy Ritchie are gearing up to go head to head over custody of their 15-year-old son Rocco Ritchie. In case you forgot, the celebuspawn ran away from the Material Girl's Rebel Heart tour at the end of last year in favor of his filmmaker pappa's London pad after allegedly getting into heated arguments with the pop icon. Yikes!
Not surprisingly, the estrangement has truly upset the Like A Virgin singer as she is NOT a fan of her ex's parenting style.
While the A-lister's initial strategy to bring the teen home was to trash talk Guy's parenting techniques and to force him home via a judge's order, she's realizing that may not work as the youngster is
Madonna isn't giving up on Rocco Ritchie just yet!
According to sources, Madge is opting for a more gentle approach to entice her estranged son to leave London and father Guy Ritchie behind for New York. Considering the singer was all set to lawyer up, this is a BIG change.
Sources say the teenager has begun to reach out to his momma, a major development since the two weren't talking when the sh*t first hit the fan back in December. Ever the smart woman, the singer is taking advantage of this break in the ice to talk reason into Ritchie.
A friend said of the improving situation:
"Madonna and Rocco have been talking. They are trying to mediate themselves."
Sounds promising! The last thing the 15-year-old needs is an ugly court battle!
The confidante also went on to mention that Madonna is NOT on speaking terms with Guy despite her positive turnaround with Rocco.
As for why R.R. is so receptive at the moment, insiders claim the icon has vowed to make a change in her parenting style:
"Guy is very relaxed, while Madonna is strict and regimented. She is saying things will be different."
Well, we'll see if the musician keeps her word… there's no time better than the present to have a fresh start.
Do YOU believe Madonna will change her "strict" ways?
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