Madonna Nearly in Tears While Performing Over Estranged Son Rocco
Posted On Mar 07, 2016
Madonna proved a mother’s love for her children is everlasting, as she almost broke down in tears while performing in Auckland, New Zealand over the weekend.
The iconic singer, who currently is in the middle of a messy custody battle with ex-hubby and famous filmmaker Guy Ritchie, over their 15-year-old son Rocco, opened up about her son on Friday.
“There’s no love stronger than a mother for her son,” she said. “If I talk about him too much, I’m going to cry,” she told her fans holding back tears.
Madonna, whose full name is Madonna Louise Ciccone, dedicated her song “La Vie en Rose,” to Rocco before performing the tune on stage.
“I hope he hears this somewhere and he knows how much I miss him,” she added.
On Wednesday, during a court hearing at the New York Supreme Court, attorneys for both Hollywood A-Listers came to a compromise and decided it would be best if Rocco stayed living with his father in London, as custody negotiations continue out of court, People magazine reported.
The publication adds that Rocco has been living in London since December of 2015, despite a judge’s order in January for Ritchie to have Rocco back in New York.
Madonna, 57, and Ritchie, 47, parted ways back in 2008. Since their divorce, the exes have not seen eye-to-eye on co-parenting Rocco.
“[Rocco] has been photographed by paparazzi smoking suspicious cigarettes multiple times, has broken his wrist, shaved his head, and been without supervision for days at a time,” an insider close to Madonna’s team told People.
“Madonna sees the damage that’s being done to Rocco, who has so much potential, which by his father’s influence is now being wasted and destroyed due to lack of guidance from [Ritchie].”
Nevertheless, a source from Ritchie’s camp insists, “Madonna’s stern parental style is counterproductive.”
“He wants Rocco to have the confidence he lacked growing up,” the source told People, adding “the welfare of Rocco is Guy’s priority.”
Madonna and Ritchie’s attorneys are slated to be back in court June 1.