- Madonna is a pop music icon known for her hits “Vogue,” “Material Girl,” “Like a Virgin,” and many more.
- She is a proud mother to six children, including four adoptive children.
- The pop diva is not married, however, she was once married to Guy Ritchie and Sean Penn, respectively.
- M was hospitalized on Jun. 24, 2023, following a bacterial infection, but is expected to make a “full recovery.”
Throughout her nearly 40-year career, Madonna, 64, has earned the nickname “The Queen of Pop,” through her countless hit songs. The “Material Girl” singer has received countless accolades for her expansive career, which has garnered both critical and commercial fame. Most recently, the songstress was hospitalized following contracting a bacterial infection on Jun. 24, 2023, her manager Guy Oseary revealed via Instagram four days later.
“On Saturday June 24, Madonna developed a serious bacterial infection which lead to a several day stay in the ICU,” he penned in a statement on Jun. 28, 2023. “Her health is improving, however she is still under medical care. A full recovery is expected.” The manager and producer went on to reveal that Madonna’s Celebration Tour has been postponed due to her health. “At this time we will need to pause all commitments, which includes the tour,” he added. “We will share more details with you soon as we have them, including a new start date for the tour and for rescheduled shows.” Amid the blonde beauty’s ongoing health scare, here is everything to know about her six children.
Madonna had her oldest daughter Lourdes Leon with fitness trainer Carlos Leon on October 14, 1996. Lourdes (also known as Lola) has a similar passion for music as her mom, and she has pursued careers in dance and fashion. She revealed that she started taking dance classes when she was a toddler at her mom’s recommendation. “My mom really went hard for that once she saw there was potential,” she told Vanity Fair. She studied dance at the SUNY Purchase dance conservatory, after transferring out of the University of Michigan. Besides dance, she also co-directed a winter campaign video for Stella McCartney in 2020, according to her IMDb.
In 2022, Lourdes’ modeling career continued to take-off, with appearances in Kali Uchi’s OBSESION jeans campaign, in a campaign for Mugler, and on the runway for Marine Serre’s show during Paris Fashion Week, just to name a few. Most recently, Lola made headlines after opening up about her sexuality to The Face Magazine in May 2023. “I don’t like girls. I’m painfully straight, it’s terrible,” she admitted at the time. “I wish it wasn’t so, but unfortunately these are the cards I’ve been dealt. I am cursed, plagued with liking these men.”
After marrying director Guy Ritchie in 1998, Madonna had her oldest son Rocco Ritchie on October 11, 2000. Rocco has grown up to look exactly like his Sherlock Holmes director father. When Rocco was still a teen, the “Like A Virgin” singer went through an intense custody battle with her ex-husband, but Rocco is all grown up now! Back in February 2021, Rocco was spotted out in Tulum, Mexico, holding hands with a mystery brunette. In 2022, he would be in a full-swing relationship with Kim Turnbull.
Madonna adopted her second son David Banda (b. September 14, 2005), while she funded an orphanage in Malawi. David has shown that he’s multi-talented. His mom has posted videos of him strutting his stuff in a white dress and showing off some of his dancing skills on her Instagram. Besides fashion and dancing, David is also an incredibly gifted soccer player. Madge posted a video of herself cheering her teenage son on in a soccer game back in July. Back in 2017, it was even reported that the singer had moved to Lisbon to help David chase his dreams of being a soccer star.
In 2022, David seemed to enjoy being Madonna’s son. He joined his mother to party alongside Stella McCartney in April. In May, he showed off his own genderfluid style by wearing a fire-engine red Adidas dress to the World Lightweight Championship at Barclays Center in New York City. In August, he joined his mother when she visited NYC to promote her new album. “He can put on any outfit and look swag as you know what. It’s really irritating. He wears my clothes and looks better in them. He can even wear a dress and look butch,” said Madonna during a stop at The Tonight Show.
Like her brother David, Madonna adopted her second daughter Mercy James (b. January 22, 2006) from Malawi in 2009. Mercy has mostly stayed out of the limelight since becoming Madonna’s daughter, but it seems like she has an interest in extreme sports. The Like A Prayer singer posted photos on Instagram showing that they’d gone on a family trip to a skate park in January to celebrate Mercy’s 15th birthday. For her 14th birthday, Madonna brought the girl onstage with her in Portugal, via DailyMail. Like her brother David, Mercy seems to be quite athletic. Her mom congratulated her for winning medals at gymnastics competitions in 2016.
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Madonna adopted twins Stella and Estere in 2017 when they were both 4-years-old. Stella and Estere (b. August 24, 2012) are both also from Malawi. The popstar posted a sweet video of the twins’ 9th birthday party in August 2021, where it looked like the family had an absolute ball! The singer has also adorably dressed both of the young girls in cute and fun matching outfits, and she occasionally shares them on her Instagram.
In January 2022, Madonna’s twins showed that they have been practicing on their dance moves. The two posted a video of them breaking it down to Missy Elliot’s “Pass That Dutch.” Madonna shared the video to her IG page, tagged Missy, and wrote, “Get your Freestyle on…”