You know you don’t have to always be fighting with your ex, right? It can get tiring and it sucks up precious time and energy you could be using for something else, like getting on with the rest of your life.
Take Madonna and Guy Ritchie for example. They have recently decided to hold peace talks after a nasty custody battle over their fifteen-year-old son Rocco. Their decision to take the high road gives us all hope that improving our relationships with our ex’s is possible.
Even after you’ve spent years in the mud.
The trouble started for Madonna when her son decided he no longer wanted to tag along on her Rebel Heart tour and then chose not to spend the holidays with her. He wanted to return to London where his dad lives and hired an attorney in order to fight for his right to a normal life.
It seems that Rocco was struggling with life with his mum, even when they weren’t on tour, resenting the way he is treated in New York by paparazzi and the public as opposed to life with his dad which is more laid back and “normal”.
Madonna and Ritchie also lawyered up and battled it out in court in both New York and the UK, with a judge recently ruling that Rocco be allowed to stay with his dad in London, despite Madonna offering to cancel the remainder of her concert dates in order to make her son happy.
She’s continued with her Rebel Heart tour, including recent dates in Australia, and has taken time out at each appearance to dedicate a song to her son and has posted several heartbreaking photos of him on social media.
Now comes the news that Madonna and Ritchie have cancelled an upcoming court appearance – in which Madonna was requesting a weekend a month with her son in New York – and opting to hold “peace talks” in order to sort it out themselves.