Rocco Ritchie Pushing Madonna To Date Idris Elba?
A headline in this week’s issue of the National Enquirer blares, “Son Picks Mate For Material Girl!” According to the accompanying story, “Madonna’s teen son, Rocco Ritchie, is ready for some male Bond-ing! The rebellious 16-year-old, is steering his Material Girl mom toward Idris Elba!”
“Idris is the favorite to replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond, and Rocco thinks he’d make the perfect stepdad, too,” claims the supermarket tabloid. A so-called “pal” is quoted as saying, “He loves Idris.” The publication goes on to allege that “Madonna’s array of younger beaus has grossed him out,” but “when he learned she hooked up recently with Idris in London, an overjoyed Rocco gave her a big thumbs-up!”
Madonna is supposedly delighted that he son approves, with the magazine alleging she’s “focusing on her romance.” The article concludes, “Dignified Idris has remained a gentleman on the whole affair: Although he denied bedding the singer, spies said Madonna is blushing like a new bride!”
Well, it’s actually the folks at the National Enquirer who should be red in the face for getting this story quite wrong. While the outlet claims the two “hooked up,” Elba very strongly denied the dating rumors on Twitter last month, bluntly tweeting, “Am I sleeping with Madonna? No motherf***ers… ‘Don’t believe the Hype.'” And though it’s said he’s the “favorite” to be the next Bond, Elba also shot those rumors down on “GMA” several months ago.
Furthermore, the tabloid has a history of getting stories about Madonna and her son wrong, including an article back in March that wrongly alleged she was going to adopt a baby boy in the midst of their (brief) estrangement. And before that, last year, the publication falsely claimed Rocco had persuaded her to get back together with Sean Penn.
Of course, the former spouses never did reunite as a couple, but readers are supposed to believe he’s now pushing Madonna to date Elba? Please. As one contact assures Gossip Cop, the tale is “ridiculous.” Or, as we like to call it, a totally untrue rumor.