Report: Madonna Wins Court Battle For Kids’ Residency
First Published: January 31, 2009 8:25 PM EST Credit: WireImage
LONDON, U.K. -- Madonna will take sons Rocco and David Banda back to New York with her thanks a court order, the Sun reported.
A source told the Sun that Madonna’s ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, was “gutted but resigned” over the ruling.
“I will make sure they are proud of their English roots,” Guy reportedly said.
The news was also reported by the U.K.‘s Evening Standard, which noted that Madonna’s victory in the residency arrangement was temporary, but likely to become permanent in the coming weeks.
The Material Mom will also retain custody of daughter Lourdes, whose father, Carlos Leon, lives in New York.
“He thought he had a real chance, especially as their school is here,” the source told the Sun of Guy. “He desperately loves those boys and is a devoted dad.”
The former couple divorced in November after a summer of rumors. Guy is currently filming “Sherlock Holmes” with Robert Downey Jr., while Madonna recently announced an extension of her top-grossing “Sticky & Sweet” tour to begin, coincidentally, in London on July 4.
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