Madonna heals family rift as all four of her children join her on emotional Malawi trip

he has faced one of the most turbulent periods in her personal life in recent months as she and ex-husband Guy Ritchie battled through the international court system for custody of their teen son Rocco.

But Madonna has made a huge step in healing her family’s rift as she united all four of her children for an emotional visit to Malawi, where both her adopted children David and Mercy were born.

Moving: David returned to his native village of Lipunga, close to Malawi's border with Zambia to see his family and receive his tribal name in a special ceremony

Moving: David returned to his native village of Lipunga, close to Malawi’s border with Zambia to see his family and receive his tribal name in a special ceremony

The pop superstar and her family visited the Malawi this week as she checked on the progress of a medical centre she is supporting in the southern city of Blantyre.

It is the first trip the whole family have taken since 15-year-old Rocco went to live with his director father in London rather than staying in school in New York.

The bitter battle was settled out of court following a plea from presiding judge Mr Justice MacDonald and the Queen of Pop and her son were reunited in April at her London home.

After checking out the progress of a paediatric surgery and Malawi’s first ever intensive care unit, 10-year-old David returned to his native village of Lipunga, close to Malawi’s border with Zambia to see his family and receive his tribal name in a special ceremony.

Madonna took son Rocco, daughter Lourdes and adopted daughter Mercy to David’s home village of Lipunga, close to Malawi’s border with Zambia to see his family and receive his tribal name.

Yohane said any tension disappeared as soon as he clapped eyes on his son whom he had not seen since he gave him up for adoption at 13 months in 2006 when his mother died.

‘I am extremely positive about Madonna. I can do nothing but praise her,’ he told MailOnline.

‘I am happy. As far as I am concerned, I was told by Madonna that the boy will come back to me once he has been educated.

‘Nothing has changed in that respect. David was allowed to come here and explore, he said he would come regularly to the village.

‘It is encouraging, and it is what I have known all along, even though everyone else told me he wouldn’t come back.’