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Is Madonna and Guy Ritchie's custody battle over son Rocco over?

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Madonna and Guy Ritchie were expected in court on Wednesday for a hearing over the living arrangements of their son Rocco, but the case now appears to be disposed. It looks like Rocco is back at home with his mum in New York City, having spent the past few months living in London with his dad.

Rocco was spotted enjoying a family night out with Madonna, 57, and his older half-sister Lourdes on Tuesday night. The group headed to the theatre to watch Sleep No More on Broadway.

It's clear that the Like a Virgin singer is making every effort to work on her relationship with her 15-year-old son.     


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Madonna and Guy Ritchie appear to have ended their custody battle

After her Rebel Heart tour ended in March, Madonna flew to London to be with her son amid the ongoing custody battle.

The pair were spotted dining at celebrity hotspot Chiltern Firehouse with some of Rocco's friends, as well as hanging out at the Barbican Centre.

Sources said that the mum-of-four was concerned that Rocco, who she had been estranged from since December, was taking too much time off school.

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Rocco has moved back to New York to live with his mum

Her ex-husband Guy was also spotted dropping Rocco off at his mum's London home, where he stayed for a couple of hours and left in good spirits.

A source told the Daily Mail that the family were working on resolving their differences.

They said: "Since Madonna's return to London, things have taken a definite turn for the better. Everyone is happier than they have been for weeks and it's great for all of them that life is getting back to normal."

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Madonna flew over to London after her tour to spend time with her son

Rocco's sighting in New York seems to suggest that the bitter battle is drawing to a close. Madonna originally filed an order in London just days before Christmas, asking that her son return to the Big Apple under child abduction laws.

Madonna and Guy also seem to have taken heed of High Court Judge Alistair MacDonald's advice. The judge wrote: "It would be a very great tragedy for Rocco if any more of the precious and fast receding days of his childhood were to be taken up by this dispute.

"Far better for each of his parents to spend that time enjoying, in turn, the company of the mature, articulate and reflective young man who is their son and who is a very great credit to them both." 

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