LOS ANGELES-Madonna has insisted her son Rocco will always be a part of her family no matter where he lives. The Material Girl and the film director had been embroiled in a legal battle over custody of their teenage son since December (15), when Rocco refused to return to New York after visiting his dad in London at Christmas.

Lawyers for the former couple filed paper work this week (begs05Sep16) stating they had settled their case privately. The terms were confidential but Guy’s lawyer Peter Bronstein confirmed Rocco’s “going to be living with dad”, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six. The 16-year-old, who has been pictured in London since the news was reported, is expected to make regular trips to New York to see Madonna.

Madonna referenced the drama on Instagram on Thursday by suggesting Rocco is still part of the family despite his new base. She posted a picture which included all of her children.