As Madonna's messy custody battle over her 15-year-old son Rocco Ritchie continues, the singer has opened up to her fans about the unfortunate disagreement.
During her concert in New Zealand on Friday, March 4, the 57-year-old star dedicated her performance of “La Vie en Rose” to the teen. “That is my son, who I mentioned earlier,” Madonna told the audience. “He is actually 15, and it’s true, there is no love stronger than a mother for her son.”
“If I talk about him too much, I might cry,” she tearfully continued. “I would like to dedicate this song to him. It’s a love song for a man, but I know he’ll be one, one day. I hope he hears this somewhere and knows how much I miss him.”
Reports first surfaced that Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie, 47, are involved in a messy custody disagreement over their son in December 2015. Their dispute is allegedly ongoing.
"Madonna and Rocco have been talking. They are trying to mediate themselves," a source recently revealed to Us Weekly. "Rocco has been the one reaching out to Madonna. She and Guy are not on speaking terms.”
Madonna and Guy in 2008. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The former couple were previously married from 2000 until 2008. They welcomed Rocco in 2000 and adopted their son David, 10, in 2005. Madonna is also a mom to a 19-year-old daughter Lourdes from a previous relationship and to a daughter, Mercy, 10, whom she adopted as a single parent in 2006. Guy additionally has three kids — Rafael, 4, Rivka, 3, and Levi, 1 — with his wife, Jacqui Ainsley, 34.