Madonna and Guy Ritchie legal battle update: Judge rules her son can stay with ex-husband
3 March 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Manhattan, NY, United States (4E) – A New York Supreme Court judge is urging Madonna and her ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, to agree to end their custody battle over their 15-year-old son, Rocco Ritchie, after it has been ruled that the teen can say with his father.
The judge has made the ruling just this March 2 and Rocco can remain in London with his father. Madonna, 57, and Guy 47, divorced back in 2008 and originally, the teenager lived with his mother. However, he left the Rebel Heart tour of his mother and went to London, where he currently attends school.
During the latest hearing, the attorney of Rocco said that the situation regarding the custody battle has been having a negative effect on the former couple’s son. The judge added that the “real problem” of the case is that the parents are not able to “come up with a solution.”
The judge noted that the teenager should not be moved out of his school in London so this means that he cannot be forced to go back to New York City with Madonna. The judge also said "In the seven years since the family has been assigned to me, this is the first issue we've had with their children.” The judge remains hopeful that an internal solution will be presented which is agreeable to both Guy and Madonna.
In December, Justice Deborah Kaplan ruled that Rocco should return to NYC with his mother but the lawyer of Guy argued that the teen did not want to go back and wants to stay in London. Madonna has since been posting photos of her son and writing captions about how she misses him. Rocco, however, has deleted his Instagram account to avoid seeing his mother’s posts.
Rocco is the eldest child of Madonna and guy together. They also have another son, 10-year-old David, who was adopted. He lives and travels with his mother and his sister, Mercy, also 10.