Madonna is moving her family from London to New York to be closer to her dad as he fights cancer, reports The Sun.
Madonna, who now lives almost permanently in the UK, has already been to the US to see Tony Ciccone twice this year.
Her fears for his deteriorating health have forced her to uproot the family from London and plan for them to spend much more time in the US.
A source said: “Madonna, Guy and the kids are definitely moving to New York this year. The deal is to spend as much time there as in London — if not more. Guy hasn’t been as keen on the idea but Madonna is insisting they are moving.”
Madonna’s dad has been receiving treatment for colon cancer in Leelanau County Hospital, Michigan, which is relatively close to New York. Recent reports suggested he was making good progress — but Madonna fears he is putting on a brave face to benefit family and friends.
“The move will be a big upheaval but Madonna needs to be near her dad and the support network of her closest friends,” added a source.
Madonna has narrowed the search for a new house down to two properties.
One is a flat and the other an impressive townhouse — what they do have in common is an asking price of more than £20m [$40m].
And she has made it clear that the new place is HER purchase and will be in HER name — without any mention of Guy.
Madonna is also working on a new album, with the work split between Los Angeles and London.