Madonna reunites with son Rocco Ritchie during family ski vacation

Madonna reunites with son Rocco Ritchie during family ski vacation

Mysterious up-and-coming artist Rhed championed by Madonna revealed as singer’s SON Rocco, 21 – as star reunites with him during New Year break

Mysterious up-and-coming artist Rhed who has been championed by Madonna has been revealed to be her son Rocco Ritchie.

The 63-year-old Queen of Pop, shares Rocco, 21, with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, and her eldest son has quietly established himself as an expressionist painter under the name ‘Rhed’ with three exhibitions at the Chelsea art gallery, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, since 2018.

Ritchie – who turns heads with his retro fashion sense – kicked off his career at age 17 – studying at Central Saint Martins and the Royal Drawing School and his work now sells for five figures.

The Like A Prayer hitmaker reunited with Rocco during her family’s ski vacation in what’s believed to be Switzerland on Sunday. 

Arm-in-arm stroll: Mysterious up-and-coming artist Rhed who has been championed by Madonna has been revealed to be her son Rocco Ritchie – as the pair reunited on Sunday for a New Year Break

The 63-year-old Queen of Pop – who boasts 45.7M social media followers – captioned the snap: ‘I know a lot of fancy words, I test them from my heart and my tongue… then I pray’

She captioned the snap: ‘I know a lot of fancy words, I test them from my heart and my tongue… then I pray’ as she posed with Rocco, 21, during a festive stroll.

Madonna misquoted the late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver’s Six Recognitions of the Lord: ‘I know a lot of fancy words, I tear them from my heart and my tongue. Then I pray.’  

The Like A Prayer hitmaker looked typically glamorous in a black padded snowsuit, hat and shades as she linked arms with her eldest son. 

‘This kid is shaking things up’: The 63-year-old Queen of Pop, shares Rocco, 21, with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, and her eldest son has quietly established himself as an expressionist painter under the name ‘Rhed’ (pictured with buyer Jerrod Blandino on December 15)

Rocco wore a suede jacket and jeans as he beamed for the camera while chatting with his mother. 

Rocco’s secret life as an acclaimed artist was unveiled last month by Page Six. 

His bio on London’s Tanya Baxter Contemporary gallery website states: ‘Rhed is a young emerging artist whose cultural background is diverse and unconventional.

‘His childhood was spent between New York and London which have given him an eclectic and diverse artistic background.

‘Society conflicts such as the obsession with social media, fixation of celebrities & labels and generational problems such as drug abuse and depression are subjects that he approaches in a coded fashion.

Madonna misquoted the late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver’s Six Recognitions of the Lord: ‘I know a lot of fancy words, I tear them from my heart and my tongue. Then I pray’ (pictured December 12) 

‘It is almost as if the artist uses the paintings to act as a spokesman for the millennial generation who have overdosed on a toxic society.’ 

His first show at the gallery in July 2018 saw his artworks praised as having hints of Banksy. 

A release read: ‘Now based in London and attending Central Saint Martins, he has embraced a new genre of bricolage art with expressionist verve and street energy. It is no surprise that he first dabbled as a graffiti artist and his work certainly has hints of Basquiat and Banksy.’

A source added: ‘He is inspired by graffiti artist Banksy and sees himself as a key player in the London art scene in a few years’ time.’

Madonna and Guy both attended Rocco’s summer show at the gallery, along with the singer’s adopted children Mercy and David. 

His pieces are listed for sale at a top price of £24,000. 

When the self-made superstar’s son was 16, she battled (and lost) primary custody of him to ex-husband Guy Ritchie after an eight-month court battle. 

Madge (last name Ciccone) finalized the two-year adoption process for 16-year-old son David Banda Mwale in May 2008 – five months before she filed for divorce from her 53-year-old Swept Away director. 

Lives in England: When the self-made superstar’s 21-year-old son was 16, she battled and lost primary custody of him to ex-husband Guy Ritchie (R, pictured in 2020) after an eight-month court battle

A selection of his paintings: Ritchie – who turns heads with his retro fashion sense – kicked off his career at age 17 – studying at Central Saint Martins and the Royal Drawing School and his work now sells for five figures

Mother-of-six: Madge finalized the two-year adoption process for 16-year-old son David Banda Mwale (R, pictured Friday) in May 2008 – five months before she filed for divorce from her 53-year-old Swept Away director

After their eight-year marriage ended, Guy wed former model Jacqui Ainsley and they welcomed three younger children – son Rafael, 10; daughter Rivka, 9; and son Levi, 7.

The Madame X star – who’s dating 27-year-old backup dancer Ahlamalik Williams – is also mother to daughter Lourdes Leon, 25; daughter Mercy James, 15; and twins Estere and Stella, 9.

On Sunday, Michigan-born Madonna indulged herself at the local Prada store by buying a pair of black patent leather Mary Janes. 

2019 family portrait: After their eight-year marriage ended, Guy wed former model Jacqui Ainsley (R) and they welcomed three younger children – son Rafael, 10; daughter Rivka, 9; and son Levi, 7


Full house: The Madame X star – who’s dating 27-year-old backup dancer Ahlamalik Williams – is also mother to daughter Lourdes Leon, 25; daughter Mercy James, 15; and twins Estere and Stella, 9

‘If the shoe fits wear it!’ On Sunday, Michigan-born Madonna indulged herself at the local Prada store by buying a pair of black patent leather Mary Janes


‘Frozen’: The Raising Malawi co-founder also spent some time skiing on the bunny slopes with her large blended brood

The Raising Malawi co-founder also spent some time skiing on the bunny slopes with her large blended brood.

On October 19, Madonna announced the script ‘is almost finished’ for her self-directed Universal Pictures biopic, which she co-wrote with Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.

The Material Girl previously helmed two dismally-reviewed box office bombs – Filth and Wisdom in 2008, and W.E. in 2011.

Pre-production process: On October 19, Madonna announced the script ‘is almost finished’ for her self-directed Universal Pictures biopic, which she co-wrote with Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (R)


At the helm: The Material Girl previously helmed two dismally-reviewed box office bombs – Filth and Wisdom in 2008, and W.E. in 2011

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