Madonna's son Rocco Ritchie has turned to a very famous friend for comfort as his famous parents bitterly battle it out over custody.
RadarOnline.com has learned that Ritchie, 15, has been relying on David Beckham's 16-year-old son Brooklyn Beckham to help him deal with the fallout of his decision to try to get out from under his 57-year-old mom's thumb and live with his dad in London.
"Rocco and Brooklyn have been childhood buddies for years and Brooklyn's always acted like a surrogate big brother for Rocco, who idolizes him in return," a source told Radar.
"Brooklyn is helping Rocco cope with this horrific custody battle and his feelings of guilt over hurting his mom and siblings."
"Brooklyn understands where he's coming from and the complications of having two completely different families in two completely different countries," continued the source.
Madonna's estranged ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, 47, is "very grateful" that his son has found such a trusted confidante in Brooklyn, said the source.
"Rocco doesn't get to hang out with many people his age and he couldn't find anymore more similar in lifestyle than Brooklyn."