It is the one day of the year when every mother should be able to count on the company of her children, or at least look forward to receiving a card or a call. But for Madonna, Mother's Day is filled with pains of knowing her son Rocco is never coming home.
Dailymail.com reveals that the pop star has conceded defeat to her ex-husband Guy Ritchie over the custody of their 15-year-old son. The singer has told friends she has 'lost the battle' after finally admitting her son does not want to live with her.
This comes after she broke down on stage during the New Zealand leg of her Rebel Heart touron Friday, emotionally professing love for her son to the crowd.
The mother-of-four burst into tears on the Auckland stage as she told fans: 'There is no love stronger than a mother for her son,' before dedicating her song La Vie en Rose to him.
The saga began last December, when Rocco left his mother's world tour to fly to Britain to stay with his film director father. Rocco then defied the superstar's pleas - as well as an order from a New York court - to return to Madonna's US home for Christmas, preferring instead to remain in Britain with Ritchie.
Now, having accepted that she is fighting a losing battle, Madonna has told friends that she will let her son stay in Britain. The 57-year-old is said to be 'utterly bereft' and, as part of the peace deal, she is demanding a series of assurances that she will retain some parental influence over her only natural son.
*He prolly feels more like a man with his Dad and she still prolly treats him like a baby