'Madonna And Guy Ritchie's Custody Battle Is A Huge Concern,' Says Father Of Her Adopted Son David Banda

'I’d like to know what’s going on behind closed doors,' says Yohane Banda.

The biological father of Madonna's adopted son David Banda has spoken out against the singer, amid her on-going custody battle with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, over their son Rocco.


Yohane Banda, who allowed Madonna to adopt his then seven-month-old son in 2006, has admitted his concerns about what has caused the bitter rift in her family.

<strong>Madonna with adopted son David Banda</strong>
Madonna with adopted son David Banda
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He also slammed Madonna's controversial behaviour, continuing: "What I have heard about Madonna’s lifestyle since her divorce from Guy sounds quite shocking.

<strong>Yohane Banda has spoken out against Madonna</strong>
Yohane Banda has spoken out against Madonna

Yohane added that he was concerned the recent custody battle would result in David wanting to live with Guy Ritchie - something he insisted he did not want for his son, explaining that he "never got the impression that Guy was interested in adopting David".

Madonna has been fighting for custody of Rocco, after he went to live with his father in London last December.

<strong>Madonna is currently battling for custody of estranged son Rocco Ritchie</strong>
Madonna is currently battling for custody of estranged son Rocco Ritchie
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A High Court judge recently ruled that legal proceedings in England over custody of the 15-year-old son can come to an end.

While Rocco will remain in the UK for the time being, it is now thought court proceedings will resume in New York in June.

The star had already discussed the custody battle during one of her shows in the US, dedicating a cover of Edith Piaf’s ‘La Vie En Rose’ to her son, and admitting that she didn’t feel comfortable talking about it, as it made her cry.

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