NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, December 28, 2015, 6:00 PM
Madonna arrives at the Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to host an after party for her Rebel Heart Tour concert in October.
Madonna’s one meddling mama, attempting to control her teenage son Rocco’s diet, friends and curfew. And it might be off to military school, if her 15-year-old son comes home to New York.
A source across the pond, who has worked with Madge’s ex-husband (and Rocco’s dad) Guy Ritchie, tells [email protected] that Rocco is begging to live with his dad in London because life is “easier,” and he’s able to “have a girlfriend” when he’s there. Rocco was also being threatened with a “military type” boarding school by his “Material Girl” mom, our insider dishes, in hopes that it would straighten him out.
“He’s not being dragged around like a dancing puppet (in London),” says our source. “He can meet his friends, eat fast food, he doesn’t have an early curfew. The story is his father manipulated him, which couldn’t be farther from the truth. Rocco has a life and friends (in London) and he can have girlfriends and be in one place.”
Madonna, who keeps a strict macrobiotic diet and barely sips alcohol, had been traveling on her “Rebel Heart Tour” for two months, with Rocco helping behind the scenes. The grueling schedule and travel made it impossible for the teen to maintain a relationship with a girl he liked in New York. Our source says Madonna is threatening him with boot camp as a last-ditch effort to get Rocco in line.
“(Madonna) is impossible to work with and impossible to live with for a 15-year-old boy. He has no freedom under her. She tells him he’s going away to school,” says our source. “His life (in London) is not strict, he’s not Madonna’s son, he’s more like a regular teen. Guy lives a very normal life, Rocco is not on movie sets, if he doesn’t want to be there.”
Rocco Ritchie attends “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” New York Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on August 10, 2015 in New York City.
Rocco, who divides his time between his mom’s Manhattan pad, touring around the world and his dad’s place in London, has been enjoying his time in Britain. TMZ reported that it was Madge’s ex who encouraged Rocco’s feelings of discontent with his famous mom, leading the teen to decide against returning home to live with her.
He was spotted skateboarding around London on Sunday, where his passport is held for safekeeping by a lawyer who is representing him in the transatlantic custody battle.
“He would love to go to school there (in London) full time,” says our source.
Meanwhile, Madonna spent Christmas with her other three children, Lourdes, 19; David Banda, 10, and Mercy, 9, posting pictures of her celebration on Instagram. Missing Rocco, she posted a picture of the two of them together, captioning it: “Merry X-mas to the Sun-shine of my life! XOXOXOX.”