Madonna’s son Rocco Ritchie has enrolled in a fine arts degree at Central Saint Martins in London, it was revealed on Monday.
The 18-year-old child of legendary singer, 60, and director Guy Ritchie, 50, has just started the course, and has chosen to stay in London rather than study in New York.
Talk to The sun On Monday, an insider said: “Rocco takes his art very seriously. He had a few temperamental years, but now he is devoting himself to this new course and feels that he really fits in with his classmates.
Study: It was revealed on Monday that Madonna’s son Rocco Ritchie joined a fine arts degree at Central Saint Martins in London … because he chose to stay in the UK rather than go to New York
“Both of his parents are thrilled that he is doing something creative with his time and that he is following his passion.”
The insider continued, “He has proven his dedication by attending all of his classes and going into school. Plus, no one treats him like the son of a superstar – he feels like a normal student.
“He is inspired by graffiti artist Banksy and sees himself as a key player in the London art scene in a few years.”
Notable alumni of the school include Paul McCartney’s daughter, Stella, as well as fashion icons Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.
Doting: Speaking to The Sun on Monday, an insider said that “both of his parents are thrilled that he is doing something creative with his time and following his passion.”
Madonna and her ex-husband Guy welcomed Rocco in 2000, the couple then adopted their Malawian son David Banda in 2006. They separated two years later.
Guy is now married to model Jacqui Ainsley, 37. The happy couple, who married in July 2015, are parents to sons Rafael and Levi, and daughter Rivka.
Rocco has been living with Guy in London since the director won a nine-month battle with Madonna in 2016.
Doing his best: Source claimed Rocco maintained high attendance and was treated “like a normal student” rather than the child of a music icon
Meanwhile, Madonna moved to Lisbon in 2017 so that her adopted son David, 13, could attend a prestigious football academy there.
She is also the mother of 22-year-old Lourdes with Cuban dancer Carlos Leon and adopted Mercy James, 12, and twins Estere and Stella Mwale, 6.
The Vogue singer revealed that she still isn’t afraid to take risks with her lifestyle choices.
Speaking of living outside of the United States, she said, “I have lived in other places; I lived in London for 10 years. I like to put myself in awkward situations and take risks.
Family life: Madonna and her ex-husband Guy welcomed Rocco in 2000 and adopted their son David in 2006, but they separated two years later (pictured with Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon in 2007)