Sunday 4 December 2016

Defiant response from Madonna after losing custody battle over Rocco

Rachael Alexander

Published 09/09/2016 | 02:30

Madonna on stage with son Rocco Ritchie in 2013
Madonna on stage with son Rocco Ritchie in 2013
Madonna and Rocco Ritchie perform during Madonna and Steven Klein secretprojectrevolution at the Gagosian Gallery on September 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Guy Ritchie and ex-wife Madonna back in 2008 Photo: Stephen Hird/Reuters
Madonna and Guy Ritchie with their children, Lourdes and Rocco, in happier times back in 2008. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Left: a screengrab of a tweet by Madonna after losing her custody battle; below, the singer with former husband Guy Ritchie. Photo: PA
Rocco Ritchie seen on his skateboard on January 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Crowder/Legge/GC Images)
Handout screengrab of the Twitter feed of Madonna who has issued a defiant response after she lost legal efforts to have teenage son Rocco live with her rather than his father Guy Ritchie.
FILE Äì JULY 19: Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley are expecting their second child together. Ritchie as two other children with ex-wife Madonna. LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Filmmaker Guy Richie andJacqui Ainsley attend the European premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" at Odeon Leicester Square on July 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Madonna has issued a defiant response after she lost legal efforts to have teenage son Rocco live with her rather than his father Guy Ritchie.

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It was announced in New York that the former couple had resolved their bitter custody dispute over the 16-year-old.

Madonna appears to have referred to the case by posting messages on Twitter, saying: "Because sometimes soccer moms need to be treated like a bitch", and in another post: "and be treated like a queen".

Court spokesman Lucian Chalfen confirmed that the divorced singer and her film-maker ex had reached a settlement and Rocco will continue to live with his father in London.

Handout screengrab of the Twitter feed of Madonna who has issued a defiant response after she lost legal efforts to have teenage son Rocco live with her rather than his father Guy Ritchie.
Handout screengrab of the Twitter feed of Madonna who has issued a defiant response after she lost legal efforts to have teenage son Rocco live with her rather than his father Guy Ritchie.

The dispute began after Rocco remained in London with his father after visiting the UK with Madonna on her world tour.

He refused to return to the US to be with his mother for Christmas. Madonna and Ritchie took the battle to the courts, in New York and London.

In December a judge ruled that Rocco should return to his mother's custody, but decided not to issue a warrant to enforce the order. Rocco has since remained in London with his father and enrolled in a school in the capital.

The Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels director has now remarried, tying the knot with model Jacqui Ainsley last year. They have three children together.

Rocco Ritchie seen on his skateboard on January 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Crowder/Legge/GC Images)
Rocco Ritchie seen on his skateboard on January 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Crowder/Legge/GC Images)
Madonna and Guy Ritchie with their children, Lourdes and Rocco, in happier times back in 2008. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Madonna and Guy Ritchie with their children, Lourdes and Rocco, in happier times back in 2008. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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