Madonna has reportedly been left ‘concerned’ by her 15-year-old son Rocco’s behaviour after he was spotted smoking a suspicious looking cigarette for the second time in recent weeks.
The pictures, obtained by The Sun, come in the midst of an ongoing custody battle between the singer and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie, which will determine whether the teenager will live in New York with Madonna or London with his father.
According to the newspaper, the Papa Don’t Preach hitmaker is worried by her ex-husband Guy’s parenting skills following the emergence of the new images.
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Concerned: Madonna has reportedly been left ‘concerned’ by her 15-year-old son Rocco’s behaviour after he was spotted smoking a suspicious looking cigarette in the middle of her custody battle with Guy Ritchie
A source told the publication: ‘[Madonna] has grown increasingly concerned that Rocco’s father is doing nothing to give him rules or guidance’.
The 57-year-old singer is also believed to have been left ‘shocked and devastated’ by the news, whilst another sourced added: ‘It is certainly not what Madonna wants for her son.’
The incident marks the second time in two months that Rocco has been seen smoking in public.
Representatives for Madonna and Guy have been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
Battle: Madonna, 57, is in the middle of a custody battle with her son after he allegedly left her Rebel Heart tour following an argument involving his mobile phone
Throwback: Back in 2014 Madonna came under fire for sharing a snap of Rocco – then 13 – clutching bottles of alcohol with his friends as she captioned the image: ‘The party has just begun! Bring it’
Meanwhile, the custody battle between Rocco’s parents looks set to drag on, as their courtroom hearing initially scheduled for this week has been postponed until March 2.
There was no reason given for the delay, but TMZ reports that it may have been due to last-minute negotiations between the former couple.
On Thursday, Madonna seemed to be feeling reflective as she shared a sweet throwback picture of herself with Rocco, her adopted child David Banda, 10, and eldest daughter Lourdes, now 19 from her relationship with Carlos Leon.
‘Days of innocence. In Malawi. How I miss this time,’ she captioned the snap.
Paternal: Rocco is currently living with his father Guy in London. The filmmaker and Madonna will have their courtroom hearing on March 2, despite the fact it was initially scheduled for this week
This month the singer flew to the UK to try and convince the teen to come back to the US, but flew back empty handed.
A source told Simon Boyle of the Sunday People: ‘These are crucial talks and a last chance for Madonna to convince Rocco that he should return home before the court case.
‘She’s desperate to have him back with her in New York but things have obviously got very frosty and he has already made it clear that he’d rather stay with his dad in London.
‘It’s a sign of how seriously she’s taking this that she’s flown all this way in the middle of a world tour.’
Co-habiting: Rocco has been living with Guy since December after he refused to return to New York despite a Manhattan judge’s court order
Rocco dramatically quit Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour in December following an apparent row over his mobile phone.
The battle began in December when the youngster refused to return to New York despite a Manhattan judge’s court order.
The star appeared in court in the city on December 23 after Rocco rejected her plea for him to return home for the holidays.
The judge ordered him to return to his mother while she and Guy work out custody.
She recently took to social media to declare: ‘It’s possible to be an entertainer and a good mother.’
Memories: Madonna seemed to be feeling reflective as she shared a sweet throwback picture of herself with Rocco, her adopted child David Banda, 10, and eldest daughter Lourdes, now 19
Family life: Madonna shared a throwback snap with the caption: ‘Its possible to be an entertainer and a good mother!!! Too bad we don’t live in a society where many encourage strong independent single working moms! The next great Frontier! ❤️#revolutionoflove continues ❤️#rebelheart4ever’