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Madonna + Guy Ritchie 'close to custody deal'?

Madonna + Guy Ritchie 'close to custody deal'?

Madonna and Guy Ritchie are "close to a custody deal".

The couple are reportedly hoping to agree that their 15-year-old son Rocco - who is locked in the middle of a bitter custody battle between the pair - can live in the United Kingdom with his father if he makes regular trips back to the United States to see his mother.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "It's obvious they can't force Rocco to return and the judge was told he's too old to be forced.

"But Madonna wants to make sure she regularly sees him and they spend time together. They're just looking at the final details now like public holidays."

Meanwhile, at a hearing at London's High Court yesterday (03.03.16), the former couple were urged to reach an "amicable" decision in the best interests of their son.

Judge Mr. Justice MacDonald said: "It would be my fervent hope that discussions between the parties can reach an amicable resolution.

"An amicable negotiated resolution is definitely the way forward and in Rocco's best interests ... Unfortunately Rocco will have to experience additional emotional upset."

The hearing comes after a New York court ruled that Rocco should stay in London with his father for the meantime so he can attend their chosen school.