Madonna breaks down on stage after 'admitting she lost her son'

By Shanaaz Prince
08 March 2016

Madonna's 15-year-old son, Rocco with her ex-husband, Guy Ritchie has chosen to live with his dad in London in what turned out to be an emotional custody battle

“There’s no love stronger than a mother for her son,” an emotional Madonna said during the New Zealand leg of her Rebel Heart tour as she took to the stage last week Friday. She then dedicated La Vie en Rose to him and said, "I hope he hears this somewhere and knows how much I miss him."

According to The Mail On Sunday, the Like a Virgin singer and mother of four has conceded defeat to her ex-husband Guy Ritchie over custody of their 15-year-old son, Rocco.

The outlet reports Madonna (57) admitted to friends that she had accepted her son just does not want to live with her.

"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," the source said. "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." This comes after a bitter legal battle that played out in both US and UK courts. It all began in December after Rocco upped and left Madge’s world tour to be with his father in Britain – because of an argument over a cell phone.

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The teen ignored his mother’s pleas, as well as an order from a court in New York to return home by Christmas, but stuck to his guns and his dad.

This prompted Madge to turn to a Manhattan court where their custody arrangements were made after their divorce in 2008.

Under the terms of their divorce, Rocco and their adopted son David Banda (10) should live with their mom in the US.

A series of court hearings ensued this year, during which 47-year-old director Guy claimed his son needed "his space and freedom".

However last week a judge ruled the former spouses must find an amicable resolution to visitation, but did not force Rocco to return to his mom.

“No one is disrupting his household other than the inability of the parents to reach a resolution,” a judge told the feuding parents during the court hearing last week. “If they cannot resolve this matter then eventually the court will.”

Rocco clearly has no plans to return to living with his mom. He's currently enrolled at a North London private school.

On Sunday the New York Post quoted friends as saying, “She’s basically accepted she’s not getting Rocco back.

"But she’s holding out to get him back for one weekend per month.”

Sources: MailOnline, The Independent, The Telegraph, New York Post

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