Was a cell phone the reason behind Madonna and Rocco Ritchie’s feud? Madonna took Rocco’s phone away while he was on her ‘Rebel Heart’ tour, and that’s when he decided he couldn’t put up with her anymore. Get the details here!
When Madonna, 57, brought her son Rocco Ritchie, 15, on the ‘Rebel Heart’ tour with her, she probably expected to have tons of quality time with her teenager. But mother-son time is the last thing on Rocco’s mind now, as he is currently living with his dad, Guy Ritchie, while his parents work through a huge custody battle over their son. What turned everything so sour on tour? Madonna holding Rocco’s phone hostage, apparently!
“Madonna is quite firm with Rocco and she took his phone from him when it interfered with his studies,” a source told The Mirror. “She is stricter than Guy and Rocco doesn’t like it. When she took the phone away, it pushed him over the edge.”
Oh dear, a little piece of technology could’ve started it all! As soon as Rocco couldn’t take any more of his mom’s harsh punishments, he immediately demanded to leave the tour and go live with Guy in London. He even got his dad to hire a lawyer!
Although the phone was Rocco’s final straw with his mom, another insider revealed to TMZ that the two were constantly having problems while on the road together. “There were horrible, full-blown fights with screaming and crying,” the source said, making Rocco “miserable.” Yikes, we have a feeling the phone was just a small part of their issues!
In fact, Rocco was so fed up with Madonna, he even removed her from his social media. After big fights put a major strain on their relationship — as well as Madonna’s embarrassing posts about Rocco — he felt the only way to deal with it was to block her on Instagram. Rocco’s really not backing down on his frustration with his mom!
Despite the fact that Rocco has shut his mom out on Instagram, Madonna is clearly trying to mend things with her son amidst the custody battle. She shared a sweet picture with Rocco and his siblings Lourdes Leon and David Banda with the caption “Love Conquers All.” Now that Rocco has his phone back, maybe more messages like that from Madonna will gradually convince him that she really is wanting to make amends? We’d certainly like to see their feud end soon!
HollywoodLifers, do you think it was fair for Rocco to leave Madonna’s tour because she took his phone? How do you think the custody battle should be settled? Tell us what you think below!