On Thursday, Guy headed to court (Madge was not present) in London to deal with his ongoing custody battle over Rocco Ritchie. While most of the court docs were sealed to Rocco’s young age of 15, we know the hearing was set to decide whether or not the musican can focus most of her litigation in the United States.
For those who don’t know, the singer recently withdrew her legal proceedings in England under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. Now the icon wants to have all legal matters hashed out in New York where she resides while not on tour.
The hearing is the latest installment in a lengthy and contentious battle for control over the teenager. The tension has become so bad between the two that their coparenting agreement fell through before the last court date on March 3.
According to Madonna, all she wants is to ensure Rocco is safe utilizing “native security” and that she has a say over his education. She also wants to maintain R.R.’s relationship with his siblings.
On Ritchie’s end, he hopes the teen will be able to have a more normal upbringing in London, a desire his ex thinks is getting out of hand. Rocco was just caught smoking weed on the city streets just last week, after all!
While it’s not clear if an agreement was reached, a reporter from The Guardian was able to glean this poignant message from the judge:
“An amicable negotiated resolution is definitely the way forward and in Rocco’s best interests.”
The legal maven also referred to the situation as “highly unfortunate and deeply regrettable”.
The judge does have a point! Hopefully the two reach a conclusion so they don’t have to head to court AGAIN on June 1.