Madonna Louise Ciccone is one of the most famous singers in history. She has been killing it in the industry for over 30 years and has put out over 26 albums, 20 of which went platinum. She’s accumulated over 200 awards including seven Grammy awards and 16 Guinness World Records. Madonna is also a powerful symbol of female empowerment, liberation, and reinvention. She’s also a huge advocate of LGBTQ+ rights and is considered the greatest gay icon, according to The Advocate.
Who Is Madonna Married To?
The original Material Girl has had a colourful dating life. She dated high-profile celebrities like Tupac Shakur, Ingrid Casares, and was even linked to John F Kennedy Jr. Her marriages, on the other hand, aren't as vibrant. She tied the knot with Sean Penn in 1985 – a marriage that lasted for four years. In 2000, she married the English film director Guy Ritchie. This marriage lasted a little longer but they ended up getting divorced in 2008.
Maybe the married life just doesn't suit her?
How Many Children Does Madonna Have?
After being through a series of relationships and marriages, you might be thinking "so how many kids does Madonna have?". Well, it looks like the 60-year-old pop superstar readily embraced motherhood because she currently has six kids, raising most of them on her own.
A few years after her divorce with Sean Penn, Madonna met and fell in love with Cuban dancer Carlos Leon. The two dated for a while and in 1996 she gave birth to her first child Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon.
Maybe this is where the Queen Of Pop discovered her calling to motherhood. She describes the event as the greatest miracle of her life and even traded her pink Hollywood mansion for a suburban home in Los Angeles.
Lourdes is now 22 and is following her mum’s footsteps in becoming a performer.
Her second child was with ex-husband Guy Ritchie. Rocco was born on August 11, 2000, a few months before the couple got married. Rocco was raised between the U.S. and the U.K. and has toured the world with his mum.
Rocco got caught between his parents’ divorce. In 2008, after the divorce has been finalised, the eight-year-old Rocco chose to stay with his father in the U.K. In 2017, Madonna and her child Rocco got reunited when he moved back to New York to patch things up with her.
David Banda Mwala Ciccone Ritchie
After giving birth to Rocco, Madonna suffered complications due to placenta previa which left her unable to conceive. But motherhood was such a strong calling for the Queen Of Pop, that she wouldn't let her ailments stop her from being the mother she wanted to be!
Madonna and Guy travelled to Malawi to adopt three-year-old David Banda. The adoption process was tough – local laws require adoptive parents to stay in Malawi for at least a year before being able to adopt.
David is Madonna's first adopted child, and possibly her favourite – according to her, David is the one she has the most in common with.
Estere Ciccone And Stella Ciccone
Just when you thought that Madonna would be satisfied with having four children, think again! In 2017, the Queen Of Pop announced to the world that she wanted to adopt again! But this time she adopted twins named Estere and Stella.
Where Does Madonna Live?
Madonna is considered to be the wealthiest female artist of all time, and if you're still doing tours at the age of 60, it's only natural to have properties latched in different parts of the world.
Aside from her Hollywood Mansion, Madonna also has homes in New York and London but is currently staying in Lisbon Portugal to support football career of her son, David Banda. Told you, he’s the favourite.
For Madonna, her kids are everything. She seems to enjoy the gift of motherhood, and it looks like she doesn't need any man to help! She stands strong as a single parent, and her matriarchal passion serves as an inspiration to all mothers and mothers-to-be.