Madonna got emotional at her Friday concert in Auckland, New Zealand as she mentioned her custody battle with ex-husband Guy Ritchie over their son.
In a video obtained by TMZ, Madonna can be heard saying: “There’s no love stronger than a mother for her son, and if I talk about him too much, I’m going to cry,” she told the audience before dedicating her next song, “La Vie en Rose,” to her son, Rocco.
“I hope he hears this somewhere and he knows how much I miss him,” the pop superstar added.
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The emotional performance of Madonna came after her lawyer, Richie’s lawyer, Rocco’s court-appointed attorney and the judge agreed that the 15-year-old teen will remain in London with his father while they settle their custody dispute out of court, People magazine noted.
Madonna and Ritchie, who divorced in 2008, are in custody battle over their son for months.
In December, Rocco ditched Madonna’s “Rebel Hearts” world tour while he was travelling with his mom and went to London to live with his father, Sydney Morning Herald noted.
According to SMH, the pop icon seemed to have conceded defeat and finally come to terms that her son does not want to live with her.
An insider told Page Six that Madonna “basically accepted she’s not getting Rocco back, but she’s holding out to get him back for one weekend per month.”
A friend of the singer echoed the same sentiment and told Mail Online that the singer has now accepted Rocco isn’t coming home and that his home is now with his dad.
Madonna, who wraps up her Rebel Heart Tour on March 20, has regularly posted photos of Rocco on Instagram over the past three months to express how much she misses him, New York Daily News noted.
Meanwhile, while Rocco’s custody remains unsettled, another court date has been tentatively scheduled for June 1.