London, October 26 : Madonna's daughter Lourdes has begged her parents 'not to be mean to each other' while the couple decides to go their separate ways.
The 12-year-old's touching plea might just pave the way for her parents Madonna and Guy Ritchie's early divorce settlement.
Lourdes, who is a biological daughter of Madonna and ex-lover Carlos Leon, had apparently made the request when the couple informed their kids of the heart-breaking news.
While her eight-year-old brother Rocco and three-year-old adopted brother David Banda are said to be too little to comprehend the matter, Lourdes was reportedly distressed.
"Rocco and David are too young to fully understand what's going on, but Madonna told them they will live with Mummy in New York but will see Daddy often," News of the World quoted a friend, as saying.
"Lourdes is more worldly wise though, and she got very upset. She knows how it might go because of the sometimes strained relationship her mum has had with her birth father," the friend added.