Madonna takes a swipe at Guy Ritchie as she claims she’s the “mommy and the daddy” to their children

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Hitting out: Madonna takes aim at Guy Ritchie on Father's Day: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Madonna has hit out at ex-husband Guy Ritchie, claiming that she is the “mommy and the daddy” to their children.

The pop superstar, 58, took a swipe at the English film director in an Instagram post on Father’s Day, saying that she should also be celebrated.

“And Happy Father’. Day to Me too because lets face it …,,..,,,,,… Im the Mommy and the Daddy (sic),” she wrote underneath a photo of herself with her children.

The former couple, who divorced in 2008, are biological parents to 16-year-old Rocco and adopted 11-year-old David Banda together before their split.

Madonna adopted daughter Mercy James just one year later and adopted twin sisters from Malawi earlier this year.

Last year Madonna and Ritchie were embroiled in a custody battle over Rocco, with a New York judge eventually ruling on Ritchie’s favour.

Parents: Madonna and Guy Ritchie with Rocco back in 2000 (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

The dispute arose back in December 2015 when Rocco moved to London to live with father and ignored a court order to return to his mother in New York.

A court ruled that Rocco should return to New York, but did not issue a warrant to enforce the order, insisting that the former couple should resolve the matter between themselves.

Despite the court’s final ruling that the teenager should continue to live in London with his father, he now splits his time between the two countries.