Madonna’s Kids Are Moving to America

Guy Ritchie has just been dealt a major blow in his ongoing child-custody battle with his ex-wife Madonna.

The Sun reports that pop singer Madonna, 50, has been granted temporary permission to officially move the couple’s sons, 8-year-old Rocco and David, three, to America—and that she’s likely to be granted permission to move them permanently in the very near future.

“Everything is going to be resolved in the next couple of weeks,” a source close to the ongoing negotiations tells the paper. “Everything is going well. It’s pretty amicable at the moment. Things are progressing.”

Rocco and David will join Madonna and their 12-year-old half-sister, Lourdes, in New York, where Madonna keeps a penthouse apartment.

Earlier reports indicated that Ritchie, 40, had a strong preference that Rocco be educated in London, but the British film director seems to be softening to the notion that the kids will reside in the Big Apple. Guy, who’s recently been filming his upcoming Sherlock Holmes flick in Brooklyn, dropped in on the kids at Madonna’s Manhattan pad two weeks ago, and was spotted skiing with Rocco at New Jersey’s Camelback Mountain Resort last weekend.

No word yet on what Guy’s opinionated father, John Ritchie, has to say about this new development.