Court official: Madonna, Ritchie resolve son's custody case

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna and Guy Ritchie have resolved a months-long custody dispute in New York over where their teenage son should live.

Court spokesman Lucian Chalfen confirmed on Wednesday that the divorced singer and film director reached a settlement. He didn't release any details.

A lawyer for Madonna declined to comment. An attorney for Ritchie didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

The court-appointed lawyer representing 16-year-old Rocco Ritchie also didn't return a message seeking comment.

In March she told a state judge the dispute was causing her client stress.

A judge had previously ruled that Rocco should return to his mother's custody after he left her worldwide tour to live with Ritchie in London.

But the judge, Deborah Kaplan, urged the couple to reach an agreement on their own.