Madonna Gets Good News In Custody Battle Over Son Rocco Ritchie

There's been a new High Court ruling.

Madonna has been given some good news by a High Court judge, who has ruled that legal proceedings in England over custody of her 15-year-old son can come to an end.

The ‘Ray Of Light’ singer has been fighting for custody of her son, Rocco Ritchie, since last year.

Litigation was previously launched in both London and New York, and on Monday, a judge ruled that the proceedings here in Britain can now come to an end.

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Court proceedings are now thought to resume in New York in June.

Madonna had previously made an application under the Hague Convention, after Rocco reportedly stayed in the UK with his father after paying him a visit, rather than returning to the US, as had initially been the plan.

Rocco attends an event with his father and step-mother
Rocco attends an event with his father and step-mother
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The pop icon recently wrapped her ‘Rebel Heart’ world tour, which has taken her to venues all over the world, and kept her in the news thanks to her on-stage antics.

During a show in Australia earlier this month, Madonna took to the stage in a nightclub to perform some of her lesser-known ballads, becoming emotional while referring to the ongoing custody battle.

She then performed the album track ‘Intervention’, while a montage of photos of Rocco played on the video screens behind her, as she sang: “I know that love will change us forever, and I know that love will keep us together.”

Madonna had already discussed the custody battle during a show 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 discussing it as it made her cry.


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