Madonna is doing her very best to win Rocco Ritchie over!
According to sources, Madonna has been spending A LOT of time in London with Rocco over these past few weeks now that her grueling Rebel Heart tour has come to a close. The bonding couldn't come at a better time considering a judge recently urged the singer and her ex Guy Ritchie to reach an amicable conclusion over their custody dispute.
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While the teen and Madge initially butted heads over her alleged strict parenting, they've recently grown closer thanks to a series of entertaining and teen-friendly day trips around London town. It appears the icon is taking her son's feelings into deeper consideration as well as loosening the reigns a bit.
Per an insider, over the course of this month the beauty and her boy took in a screening of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill as well as dinner at the exclusive Chiltern Firehouse. The Like A Prayer singer also allowed Rocco to invite some friends over to her London pad.
Just this past Monday, the duo took in the Strange and Familiar photography exhibit at the Barbican arts centre.
Aw… sounds like a blast!
Check out a pic of the pair enjoying their time together (below)!
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Peace is in the air… or at least it is for Madonna and Guy Ritchie!
On Friday, details emerged about the Material Girl's sit down with her ex over their bitter custody battle for teenage son Rocco. Reportedly, the Like A Virgin singer and the English filmmaker met up on April 8 at Madge's London pad only a day after she landed in the U.K.
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A source dished:
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It looks like Guy Ritchie and Madonna's custody battle may have a peaceful end. On Wednesday, the British filmmaker was seen swinging by the Material Girl's London residence where the twosome's son Rocco was also in attendance.
In pics obtained by DailyMail, Guy was seen arriving to the Like A Virgin singer's home on his bike as his son lingered in the doorway. And it appears that Rocco spent the night at his mom's place as he was photographed early Thursday morning departing from Madonna's house for his poppa's pad!
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This meet up comes mere days after the 15 year old FINALLY reunited with his mom for a night out to
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Madonna looks like she means business!
The 57-year-old pop star arrived in London on Thursday morning after closing out her 82-date Rebel Heart world tour to hopefully work out a custody deal with ex Guy Ritchie over their son Rocco.
As you know, the 15-year-old left his momma's tour to go live with his father across the pond which sparked a bitter custody battle between the parents.
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A U.K. High Court judge determined last month that this case must be settled in the States, and the former couple should reach an agreement together outside of court for the sake of their son. The next hearing is scheduled in NYC for June 1.
Dressed in all black and Wayfarer-style sunglasses, the blonde beauty touched down at Heathrow Airport to presumably come up with a plan to handle the custody of Rocco.
We're just hoping these two can hash it out — and decide on something that makes Rocco happy!
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Could this bitter drama finally be coming to a close?
According to US Weekly, Madonna is ready to settle her custody battle with Guy Ritchie once and for all. A source claims the singer wants this meeting to be face-to-face instead of through lawyers.
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Madge, who has battled Guy for custody of their 15-year-old son Rocco since December, is hoping the sit down will occur before a proposed court hearing on June 1. The Hail Mary effort comes on the heels of Madonna's recent public displays of heartache and lonely holidays.
At the potential meeting in April, an insider revealed that there will be "no lawyers".
Unfortunately for the icon, this plan doesn't seem to jive with the father and son duo:
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The judge presiding over Madonna and Guy Ritchie's custody battle isn't the only one not pleased with this ugly situation!
In an interview with The Sun, Yohane Banda, the biological father of Madge and Guy's adopted son David Banda, revealed he's FURIOUS over the icon's personal life at the moment. The Malawi resident originally gave up David for adoption back in 2006 but has had sporadic visitation with the boy over the years.
According to the father, he's very angry that D.B.'s pre-planned trip to visit for Easter was cancelled due to the singer's fears that he wouldn't return like her eldest son Rocco Ritchie. Yohane is also upset by the icon's "shocking" lifestyle now that she's single.
From Yohane's very modest home in the remote village of Chipunga, he spewed:
"What I have heard about Madonna's lifestyle since her divorce from Guy sounds quite shocking. Her having much younger boyfriends isn't in line with Malawian culture at all. David would not be exposed to that sort of thing here. It's not how we live. We have strong family values."
Woah! That's some major shade, Mr. Banda!
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Will this drama EVER end?
On Monday, it was revealed that a judge has ruled Madonna and Guy Ritchie's custody battle over their son Rocco will face off in New York this June and NOT in London. Oh man!
As we reported, Madge recently withdrew her legal proceedings in England under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction and requested that all legal matters be hashed out in New York.
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And it looks like the Material Girl finally got a victory in this very dramatic case as Justice Alistair MacDonald ruled that the proceedings in the U.K. could be halted. Bravo!
Still, the feuding parents have a long way to go as the justice called the family dispute a "tragedy" and suggested the twosome should stop spending the "fast receding days" of Rocco's childhood in court. He added:
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