Madonna has shared an upbeat message about family after settling her bitter custody dispute with ex husband Guy Ritchie.
The Queen of Pop took to Instagram after it was reported her 16-year-old son Rocco would remain with his dad in London.
Sharing a picture of daughter Lourdes, 19, 10-year-olds David Banda and Mercy James, and Rocco, Madonna penned a defiant comment.
She wrote: “We are family! No matter where we are in the world.”
Madonna has not directly commented on the reports but has shared a number of messages on social media appearing to reference the end of the eight-month dispute.
The mum-of-four posted a picture of herself in a black hoodie with the word “b****” emblazoned across it.
She captioned the snap: “Because sometimes soccer Mom’s need to be a …”
Madonna and former husband Guy have been locked in a legal battle since December, after Rocco defied a court order to fly to New York to be with his mother.
In March the exes were urged by a judge to seek an amicable resolution for the sake of their son.
Hours before they were due to appear in court on Wednesday, the pair are said to have submitted documents saying they had worked things out.
TMZ reports that terms of the settlement are confidential, but it’s likely that Rocco will return to school in London and see his mother frequently.
Rocco was pictured enjoying a birthday break in Havana, Cuba, with Madonna in August.
Pictures shared on social media showed Rocco presenting his mum with a birthday cake, as she tenderly kissed him on the cheek.
They were also seen dancing in a club, with Madonna beaming with pride as her son twirled her around the dancefloor.
It was previously claimed the singer had sought advice from a specialist in teenage psychology in a bid to improve her bond with Rocco.
We have reached out to representatives for Madonna and Ritchie for comment.