Madonna Louise Ciccone is one of the most influential pop artists of all time.
But she is more commonly known in every household as Madonna.
We know and love her for her amazing and catchy music, fantastic costumes, and incredible passion for what she does.
Madonna was one of the true highlights of the 1980s, with almost every woman copying her look for every 80s themed party.
It really makes you feel old when you consider how old Madonna actually is.
You wouldn’t guess that she’s nearly 60 years old!
A week ago The Queen of Pop turned 59, and to commemorate her birthday, she and her six children went on holiday to Lecce, Italy.
She shared a photo of herself and her six children together to celebrate the special occasion.
Madonna and her six children celebrated her 59 birthday with a Roma-themed birthday party.
The pop legend has sold more than 300 million records in her career, but it just goes to show that family is the most important thing to this singer.
Despite this, this is actually the first time all six of her children have been photographed together.
The photo includes her oldest child, Lourdes Maria, who’s father was Madonna’s ex partner, Carlos Leon.
Her second oldest was also in the photo, Rocco Ritchie, who’s was Madonna’s other ex-husband Guy Ritchie.
As for her other three children, Madonna adopted them.
Her first adopted child was David Banda, who was brought to the US from Malawi.
The battle to obtain David from his parents came with a lot of backlash from the general public, who thought the adoption wasn’t the right move for the singer. But David’s parents decided the boy should be given up to Madonna, and he has been in her care ever since.
Recently, Madonna’s custody battle over Rocco with her ex-husband Guy came into the public eye, and again there was much debate over the issue.
For her second adoption, Madonna met Mercy James shortly after she met David. But Madonna also struggled to gain custody of Mercy.
She battled with the highest courts in Malawi, letting everyone know that she would not give up on Mercy. Eventually, Madonna gained custody of Mercy.
The last two to be adopted from Malawi were twins Estere and Stelle, who had lived at the orphanage The Home of Hope since they were just days old.
The twins were both four years old when they were adopted by the pop star.
Madonna still struggles to obtain all of her adopted children from Malawi because of the rule that adoptive parents must reside in Malawi for at least a year before adoption can take place.
Because Madonna is so busy, this was something she didn’t accomplish, but it was something she didn’t let get in her way with the adoption process.
Madonna finally has her entire family assembled together to celebrate her 59th birthday.
Having the whole family together for a special occasion, like a birthday, is the best way to celebrate!
She may have faced a lot of struggles in her life, but I’m glad she was able to over come them.
Madonna can confidently celebrate her birthday, knowing that she not only has a musical legacy behind her, but that she also has a family legacy ahead of her.
They certainly make a very happy family, I love their outfits!
What a lucky lady!
As I said, this is the first time all six children have been snapped together, but I truly hope it won’t be the last time!
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