Call it teenage angst, or something more! Rocco Ritchie blocked his mother, Madonna, from seeing his Instagram page, right when the family’s in the middle of a brutal custody battle. Rumors that Rocco’s not wanting to live with his mom may just be true.
Rocco Ritchie, 15, has blocked his mother, Madonna, from seeing his Instagrams, but is still allowing father Guy Ritchie and stepmother, model Jacqui Ainsley, to access everything, according to UK newspaper The Sun. Ouch! The small, but significant action might be a dig at his mother, with whom his relationship is apparently very strained as she fights over his custody with Guy. Is he telling her that he prefers dad over mum?
It’s not a great sign that Rocco is blocking his mum on social media, especially after all the rumours that she was embarrassing him with her posts about him,” a source told The Sun. “It’s even more of a blow because he allows Jacqui and Guy to still follow him and he follows them back. Hopefully this is just a teenage teething problem.”
It’s a major blow, considering Rocco has 138,000 followers, mostly who are all just random fans, but he still won’t let his mother see his snaps! True, Rocco is 15, and most teens wouldn’t want their mom seeing what they’re up to all the time! While Rocco’s account is now private, he apparently posts pictures referencing marijuana use; a recent photo was hashtagged ““#stoned #to #the #bone #IMNOTJOKINGATALL”. In another, he was wearing a shirt that looked like it was printed all over with weed plants. But allowing his dad and stepmom to still follow the feed seems that blocking Madonna isn’t about fettering parental access. He may just be mad.
Madonna and Guy have been locked into a strained custody battle over Rocco, who has decided to spend more time with his father in London, than back in New York City with his mom. Madonna went to court in December 2015 to demand that Rocco spend Christmas in the United States, to no luck. The court has ordered Rocco to return to America sometime before the new school year begins, however.
Even if Rocco isn’t willing to let his mom see his Instagram, Madonna isn’t letting it stop her from sharing pictures of her kid on her own page. On Christmas, she posted a sweet throwback of herself and her eldest son, captioned “Merry X-mas to the sunshine in my life.” Will this family’s relationship be repaired in the new year? CLICK HERE to buy Madonna’s incredible new album!
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