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Madonna and son Rocco Ritchie 'settle their differences' after bitter custody battle with ex-husband Guy

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Published 23/04/2016 | 11:39

Madonna and Rocco share a catwalk in 2013. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
Madonna and Rocco share a catwalk in 2013. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
Guy Ritchie and Madonna, who are embroiled in a family court dispute in London relating to the future of their 15-year-old son Rocco Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
Madonna performs her Rebel Heart Tour at Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Getty
Madonna and Guy Ritchie with their children, Lourdes and Rocco, in happier times back in 2008. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Madonna and her son Rocco Ritchie appear to have finally settled their differences thanks to the guidance of her Kabbalah teacher.

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The mother and son were reunited in London earlier this month after being urged by a New York judge to end their four month long custody feud, with Madonna’s ex and Rocco’s dad Guy Ritchie. But it allegedly took the help of one of her trusted advisers to help them finally come to an agreement.

“Madonna and Guy knew they had to put their differences aside for Rocco’s sake, and Guy agreed to allow Madonna’s Kabbalah teacher, Yael Green, to act as a mediator to ensure they could reach an amicable conclusion,” a source explained to Britain’s Heat magazine.

The sticking point was Rocco’s insistence he wanted to stay in London with his film director father, while the equally strong-willed superstar wanted him to move back home to New York.

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

Ultimately the insider shared that the singer conceded “forcing him would only make the situation worse.”

Madonna it seems has made a huge U-turn in agreeing to let her 15-year-old son stay in London during a highly charged meeting during which both of them reportedly became tearful.

Read more: Madonna and Guy Ritchie urged by judge to resolve dispute over son Rocco

“Rocco is happy in London and told Madonna he wants to stay, so they agreed he would spend holidays in New York with her and his siblings and Madonna could join them in London for family outings and dinners whenever she could,” added the insider.

Guy Ritchie and Madonna, who are embroiled in a family court dispute in London relating to the future of their 15-year-old son Rocco Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
Guy Ritchie and Madonna, who are embroiled in a family court dispute in London relating to the future of their 15-year-old son Rocco Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Ex-husband Guy was similarly concessionary, and has reportedly agreed to “do whatever it takes” for the former couple to “build a friendship and follow the rules set out by their mediator, which include working out a set schedule and doing more things as one, big, extended family.”

However, it seems Guy will have his work cut out for him, after his teenage son was pictured smoking and drinking at a skate park in London U.K. The legal drinking age in the U.K is 18.

Meanwhile, his rock star mum who supposedly fears his father is not being strict enough has agreed to spend more time in the U.K., in the hope the family’s

Madonna performs her Rebel Heart Tour at Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Getty
Madonna performs her Rebel Heart Tour at Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Getty

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