Madonna gets court order to force son to spend holidays with her

Left to right: Jacqui Ainsley, Rocco Ritchie, Guy Ritchie and David RitchieMadonna‘s son, Rocco, 15, boarded a plane to London earlier this week to stay with his father, Guy Ritchie, against his mother’s wishes. According to the New York Post‘s Page Six column, he reportedly refused to spend the holidays with his mother.

Madonna went to court yesterday to force her son to return to New York City, where they live, and Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Deborah Kaplan ordered Rocco to come home. However, Ritchie’s lawyer, David Typermass, reported that Rocco, pictured at left with his stepmother Jacqui Ainsley, his father and his younger brother, David, will not be returning to the U.S. anytime soon, regardless of the court order.

Rocco had been on tour with his mother for two months straight as she performed her Rebel Heart concert tour, and she admitted to EW.com earlier that she’d asked him to appear with her on stage, but he’d refused.

Rocco apparently has had enough of the touring lifestyle and has decided to stay with his dad for the time being.

A source told the New York Post: “The boy said he didn’t want to stay with her. He’s not getting along with his mom, which is not a surprise for a child that age.”

 

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  1. Cliff • December 24, 2015 @ 9:20 AM

    Madge, you’re gonna have to let your kid see his dad at Christmas – and maybe forever. What kind of life is it to be a 15 year old guy and touring with your mom?

  2. Lenny • December 24, 2015 @ 9:48 AM

    I think the boy just wants to be closer to his step-mom. I know I would!

  3. MA • December 24, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

    Madge needs to stop the touring and admit she is past it. As for her son, I have two sons and they treat their dad and I very badly so I am not surprised at his behaviour, even tho I can to some extent understand it on his part. Boys have little family loyalty and his father has as much right to see him as his mom does.

  4. Bruce • December 24, 2015 @ 10:29 AM

    Hmm, sit around the fireplace drinking eggnog with dad the movie director, or have your popstar mom try to drag you onstage while she’s making money touring?

    He’s 15. At that age, I would expect that he would have a pretty good idea of which one is the better parent.

  5. D.S. • December 24, 2015 @ 11:41 AM

    It has nothing to do with a director father or a mother that tours. He was with his mother and the 15 year old left on his own accord. The kid needs to be reined in. He’ll be more difficult to handle later on. His mother and father need to make the decisions for him for now.

  6. Linda • December 24, 2015 @ 11:43 AM

    I rarely comment on these kinds of things, but geez! Is she kidding? He’s a 15 year old boy who deserves stability which she hasn’t been able to provide for him. Who wouldn’t want to go? A little too much me me me I think.

  7. Barbara • December 24, 2015 @ 1:24 PM

    One can NOT force a 15 year old boy to do anything. If the right thing has not been installed in that growing brain by now…there is going to be a problem HUGE. Maybe some time with Daddy will have him running back to Mommy as soon as things get “boring” or he doesn’t get his way.

  8. Bob • December 24, 2015 @ 5:56 PM

    Using the law in order to force her 15 year old to stay with her is rather dramatic and over doing it. If she keeps forcing him, once he’s of legal age (which is soon) he’ll never want to see her again. He spent months on tour with her and now want some calm family Christmas time with his father and step-mother. Nothing wrong with this unless Madonna doesn’t want her son being around his father and stepmother.

  9. Lana • December 24, 2015 @ 10:44 PM

    Agree with Bob.

  10. Neil • December 25, 2015 @ 10:40 PM

    As with all these types of reports, we only get small snippets of what’s going on, and not knowing what the back story is, it is difficult to judge the actions of those involved. Usually, family courts are closed to the public. Also, this kind of conflict happens with many divorced and blended families when it comes to children and holiday time. It is even difficult for adults to figure out how to balance these things.

    As to being a 15 year old, I feel sorry for any child of that age group who has celebrity family. Being that age is a time of confusion, experimentation, and value development, and that’s hard enough to cope with around friends, family and peers, let alone having the whole world watching and judging. What is known is that adolescent to young adult brains (ages 12-24) go through a complete reorganization. Information, logic and emotional areas of the brain move around and change association (this has been proven via MRI scans of teenagers). It is a time of the circuits being completely rewired, and that is, in part, why people in this age group go through some radical adjustments and personality changes. Every parent with children in this age group should read Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Dan Siegel. It will help them to understand why kids of this age behave as they do, and how to make the best of it.

    Imagine what it would be like to have everything in one room of your house get rearranged randomly each day or two, only to then have it occur to other rooms at different times, or all of them at once. This is a bit of what the teenage brain is going through, it is both confusing and powerful. It is during this period teenagers and young adults solidify the associations between thoughts and ideas and knowledge and memory and emotions in their brains, and clear out stuff they do not think they need anymore. It is a very important period for parental influence and understanding.

  11. Animal lover • December 26, 2015 @ 3:34 PM

    I don’t blame this boy – he wants to be with his father where he feels more loved and accepted. With a mother like Madonna who’s in love with herself and still thinks she’s the Queen of Pop, who could tolerate her especially at Christmas because she lacks maternal instinct.

    This boy is smart – he knows the difference between a real parent and a fake parent. Give him a break whether he is going thru the teenage years or not.

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