WHAT a crazy year it’s been for Madonna & her ex-hubby Guy Ritchie, who, up until Sept. 7, had been at each other’s throats for custody of their teenage son Rocco. Thankfully though, for everyone’s sanity, the two have FINALLY reached an agreement over who should be in charge of their teen! Get the details here.
After nine months of fighting over their 16-year-old son Rocco Ritchie, Madonna, 58, and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie, 47, have finally come to an agreement, according to TMZ. But while their custody battle has been settled, the details surrounding the stipulations have NOT been released. Therefore, it is unclear at this time which parent Rocco will live with.
However, it reportedly IS understood, according to Daily Mail, that Rocco will be schooled in London and will receive regular visits from his mother. Looks like a solid compromise was definitely made. But apparently things really came down to the wire and their agreement was NOT easily reached. In fact, court documents obtained by the publication claim that while the duo was scheduled to attend another hearing in NYC on Sept. 7, the two ended up resolving their differences just “hours before.”
At least some kind of settlement was eventually reached though, we can only imagine how rough it must have been for Madonna and Guy — as well as Rocco — to have to suffer through such a bitter custody war for so long. For those who need a refresher, the craziness began back in December when Rocco refused to return to the US despite a court order that said the teen needed to return to his mother in New York after being with his father in London.
In the months that followed, Madonna seemingly pleaded with her eldest son for a reconciliation via multiple social media tributes. The drama even crept into her professional life, as the singer broke down in March while dedicating her song “La Vie en Rose” on stage to her then-estranged son. And one month later Rocco shockingly called his famous mom a horrible name on Instagram!
After eight years together, Madonna and Ritchie divorced back in 2008. In addition to Rocco, they have another son, David Banda, 10. Madonna is also the proud mother to two other children, Lourdes Leon, 19, and Mercy James, 9. Ritchie is now married to Jacqui Ainsley, and he has three children of his own. We’re so glad things seemed to have cooled off though between Rocco, Madonna, and Guy — hopefully it’s only smooth sailing from here!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — are you surprised it took so long for Madonna and Guy to settle this custody battle?