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Madonna and Guy Ritchie have finally settled a court dispute over the custody of their 16-year-old son Rocco.

The singer and her ex-husband had reached an agreement, but did not reveal with which parent the teenager would live, a spokesman for the New York State court system said.

Guy Ritchie’s lawyer Peter Bronstein said Rocco would continue to live with his father in London.

The dispute arose in December when Rocco ignored a court order to fly back to live with his mother in New York.

Madonna will perform at this year’s Grammy awards on January 26

Madonna will perform at this year’s Grammy awards on January 26

Rocco has since stayed with his father in London and enrolled in a school there.

Madonna’s lawyers have not commented on the settlement.

In December 2015, a judge ruled that Rocco should return to his mother.

However, the judge decided not to issue a warrant to enforce the order, urging Madonna and Guy Ritchie to reach an agreement.

New York State Supreme Court Justice Deborah Kaplan said: “No-one is disrupting his household other than the inability of the parents to reach a resolution.

“If they cannot resolve this matter then eventually the court will.”

In March, Ellen Sigal, Rocco’s court-appointed lawyer, said that the dispute was causing him stress.

“It’s been a very difficult time for him,” she said in court.

“We hope to put an end to this as soon as possible without exposing him to more litigation, press innuendo, any of that kind of thing.”

Madonna and Guy Ritchie married in 2000 and divorced in 2008.


June Shannon could lose custody of her minor daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson.

The family may see their lives change drastically if Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services determines June Shannon is unable to keep three of her daughters, who are minors, safe from the man who her oldest daughter Anna Shannon Cardwell, 20, claims molested her when she was 8-year-old.

Reports surfaced last week that Mama June was dating Mark McDaniel again, who recently got out of jail after he served time for aggravated child molestation.

June Shannon, 35, denies she has rekindled her relationship with Mark McDaniel, 53.

Susan Boatwright, a rep for the Division of Family and Children Services, said due to privacy reasons she couldn’t comment on whether or not the agency was investigating June Shannon. She did, however, explain that cases like June Shannon’s would be taken very seriously by the department if they were notified a child was frequently in the presence of a s** offender.

June Shannon’s minor daughters could be taken away by child services

June Shannon’s minor daughters could be taken away by child services (photo Facebook)

“When [the Division of Family and Children Services] gets a report that indicates a child is living around someone who is a s** offender or who may have been guilty of child molestation, we would take that very seriously and go out and investigate and look at the parent’s protective capacity,” she said.

Susan Boatwright said with a case like the one the Shannon family is allegedly facing, child services “would look to see if the allegations that were reported were true and the next step would be to determine how safe or unsafe the children are in the current environment.”

She explained that if the parent is seen as being able to handle the situation and protect his or her children from the pedophile in question, the child will be left in his or her home. If not, child services would look to relatives nearby to try and find a safe home for the child.

Back in September, June Shannon split from Honey Boo Boo’s father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson. June Shannon is currently the primary caregiver for her three underage daughters: Ala, Lauryn and Jessica.

Anna Cardwell revealed that after she was abused by Mark McDaniel about 10 years ago, she left June Shannon’s home and went to live with a relative.

Susan Boatwright said young children tend to be more vulnerable to abuse, but anyone under 18 can be taken from a parent’s care if the division of child services determines the environment is unsafe. Honey Boo Boo is 9 years old, and a photo recently surfaced of Mark McDaniel seemingly touching her arm.

A typical child services investigation can take anywhere from 30 to 45 days, Susan Boatwright said.

TLC has decided to cancel Here Comes Honey Boo Boo show after four seasons amid the scandal.

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