Last night in the Open Post, I commended Madonna for being relatively tame, for her, with that almost-teary huff huff she pulled at her concert in Auckland, New Zealand when she dedicated “La Vie en Rose” to her son Rocco Ritchie. Last December, 15-year-old Rocco packed his shit up, put on his headphones to listen to Nicole Scherzinger‘s masterpiece “Don’t Hold Your Breath” and moved his ass in with his dad, Guy Ritchie, in December. I thought Madonna was trying to be more low-key with her attention seeking, but she played me. The Daily Mail is reporting she has allegedly accepted defeat on getting Rocco back. This revelation, of course, happened to be “leaked” on English Mother’s Day. Well, played Madonna.
A source type had A LOT to say about the situation and how Madonna is feeling about all this:
“The fact is Madonna has now accepted Rocco isn’t coming home and that his home is now with his dad. Rocco wants to be with his dad but she won’t give up being his mother. She won’t stop fighting to try to make sure Rocco is kept safe and has what he needs. She can’t understand why it has come to this. Her world has been shattered. It is unbelievable but so far Madonna does not know when she will be able to see her son again, let alone have any say in his future. The situation between her and Guy is toxic.”
The loose-lipped Leslie says that Madonna’s main concern is that Rocco won’t have anything resembling a normal life and will be running around livin’ dat celeb kid lyfe, letting his education suffer, hanging out with bad kids and all that:
“Madonna just worries that her son will be running wild and enjoying the life of a celebrity kid. She was beside herself when she saw those pictures of him in a skate park. It was clear he was on his own, mixing with kids he couldn’t have known well at all. Education is a massive thing to Madonna. She’s incredibly proud that Lourdes is studying at Uni in her hometown of Michigan. Lourdes has a reasonably regular life as a student. That’s actually a massive achievement for her.”
Before bouncing to live with Guy, Rocco was on tour with Madonna. I don’t know how “normal” that is, but she’s his mom, I do get it. And of course the fact that she and Guy have, form what’s been reported, a really terrible relationship, must make it that much harder to see Rocco choose him over her.
“They just have the occasional brief chats. He’s a kid. She can’t always get hold of him. It’s true she has kept him on a reasonably tight rein but that’s because she wants her kids to go to school, study, be as normal as possible. Madonna has been caricatured as a crazy controlling mother, but the reality is she just wants her son to be okay and to remain in contact. Guy has him and she completely gets that a 15 year old boy wants to be with his dad. It might break her heart but she gets it. But she wants to know she can see her son. For the past eight years, there has never been a problem with Guy seeing Rocco but this situation is just not being resolved.”
Their source is saying that she’s willing to accept Rocco wants to live in England with Guy but wants certain assurances and provisions made so she feels comfortable with the arrangement. What she allegedly wants are things like schedules when she can talk to him and visit, security and safety, adult supervision, involvement in his education and decisions regarding it as well as the new agreement being done legally in the same Manhattan court where the first custody deal was made in 2008.
Page Six is being less dramatic about the whole thing but is basically also saying that Madonna has accepted the situation and is trying to get this mess sorted out properly. A Manhattan judge told these two to stop being so public with this shit and maybe even Madonna has her limits. Who are we kidding? Someone who calls her ex a “cunt” during a concert doesn’t really have limits, do they? Page Six also reports that this disaster of parenting was heard in a London court on Thursday because Madonna filed kidnapping charges against Guy. For that, I give you five out of five Kelly Rutherfords, Madonna.