'Love conquers all': Madonna's sweet tribute to son Rocco amid custody battle

As the custody battle over her son Rocco Ritchie continues, Madonna has showed that family comes first. Her brood was clearly at the forefront of her mind as she paid a sweet tribute to three of her children on Instagram, including her 15-year-old son Rocco.

Sharing a throwback photo of herself, Rocco, daughter Lourdes and son David, Madonna captioned the poignant image: "Love Conquers All............ #rebelhearts."

The pop star, who also has a nine-year-old daughter Mercy James, was pictured squeezing her three eldest children in a tight embrace.

Love Conquers All............❤️#rebelhearts

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Madonna is said to be in a custody battle over her son Rocco, who prefers to live with his father

Madonna's fans were quick to support the Like A Virgin singer. "Stay strong M, we love you!" wrote one follower, while another commented: "Rocco loves you! He's going through his teen years, and is going to rebel anyway he can. Stay strong, and he's soon going to realise how much he misses you."

Rocco is currently living with his film director father Guy Ritchie in London. According to reports, the teenager has been ordered to return to New York City, where his mum lives, to attend a court hearing next month.

Merry X-mas to the Sun-shine of my Life! ⭕️❌⭕️⭕️❌⭕️❌⭕️❤️❤️

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Madonna and her 15-year-old son spent Christmas apart

Rocco spent the Christmas holidays with his dad and stepmother Jacqui Ainsley, and Guy and Jacqui's three young children. He is said to have claimed that his father provides him with a more "stable and loving" home life.

Despite spending Christmas apart, Madonna showed that her eldest son wasn't far from her thoughts as she posted an old photo of the pair together, wishing Merry Christmas to the "sunshine" of her life.

The teenager accompanied Madonna, 57, on her Rebel Heart tour last year but quit the road early ahead of Christmas when their relationship became strained.

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Rocco has been living with his dad Guy Ritchie in London

Because of Rocco's strong views, his father Guy is said to have hired a lawyer in preparation for a custody battle with Madonna.

Rocco has deleted his Instagram account, which boasted 138,000 followers, after reportedly blocking his mother. He still followed his dad and stepmum until he decided to quit the social media site altogether.

"It's not a great sign that Rocco is blocking his mum on social media, especially after all the rumours that she was embarrassing him with her posts about him," a source told The Sun. "It's even more of a blow because he allows Jacqui and Guy to still follow him and he follows them back. Hopefully this is just a teenage teething problem."

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