Here's Why Madonna's Son Is So Mad at Her
It sounds like typical teenage stuff
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2015 10:45 AM CST
In this Tuesday, June 18, 2013 file photo, Madonna's son, Rocco Ritchie, foreground, attends the world premiere of "Madonna: The MDNA Tour" at the Paris Theatre in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Madonna's 15-year-old son has been ordered by a judge to return to his famous mom in New York, though it's not clear whether Rocco Ritchie—who, his lawyers have said, would much rather stay with dad Guy Ritchie—has actually complied with said order. Sources have been saying Rocco had no plans to return to his mom; he's not pictured in any of the Christmas Day snaps of her kids that Madonna shared on Instagram (though she did also share an older picture of Rocco with the caption, "Merry X-mas to the Sun-shine of my Life!"); and Page Six reports that he spent the holiday with his dad and told a friend, via Instagram, that he was staying in London. So what's the problem? As TMZ reports, it sounds like pretty typical teenage stuff.

Sources say Rocco is "miserable" having to be on tour with his mom, and that many "horrible, full-blown fights with screaming and crying" have taken place. Radar also reports the teen was fed up with how "controlling" his mom is. Rocco has also reportedly said that his mom treats him like a trophy, not a son. And Page Six notes that Madonna's oversharing may be part of the problem: Among other things, she's posted things like a picture of Rocco in pigtails and a snap of him in a bathing suit with the hashtag, "#nosausage." Of course, there are also the sources telling TMZ that, per Madonna, this is all Guy Ritchie's fault and that he's trying to come between mother and son by trash-talking Madonna to Rocco. (Click to see why Madonna was crying last month.)