Madonna Louise Ciccone is one of the most influential pop artists of all time.
During the emergence of MTV in the 80s, she became not only a household name, most commonly called Madonna, but her face and her style became something that all girls aspired to.
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.
However, over the years, she has managed to maintain her status and with an evolutionary look that never bored her audiences.
It’s always hard to look back over the years because it feels like yesterday.
In fact, it almost makes you feel old when you realize how long Madonna has been in our lives.
Still, 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.
She recently completed the adoption of her twin girls from Malawi earlier this year and posted a picture of them with her on her Instagram page.
Her other adopted children include David Banda in 2006 and Mercy James in 2009.
She also has a biological daughter who is now 20, who she had with Carlos Leon. Her name is Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leoner.
And the singer also has a son, Rocco Ritchie, 16, who she had with Guy Ritchie.
Now the whole family is finally together to celebrate her 59th birthday and Madonna couldn’t be happier.
In fact, 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.
They can be seen here travelling and photographing landscape.
Her first adopted child was David Banda, who was brought to the US from Malawi.
It needs to be said that some of her adoption has created some controversy in the past.
The former president Joyce Banda, stripped Madonna of her VIP status in 2013, saying that the star wanted eternal gratitude for her adopting her first two children.
Also, 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.
Thankfully, the new president, Peter Mutharika, has since said this about Madonna, “my government has always been grateful for the passion Madonna has for this country”.
Madonna has proven to the world that her compassion for these children is immense and her being able to adopt some have made her an icon for this reason in their country.
So, it’s obvious that she’s not there just because she’s a star.
In fact, she appears to blend in beautifully with the children who adore her for so many reasons other than what we adore her for here in the United States.
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.
This is a photo of her with her two adopted children on their first day of school.
Also, 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.
Thankfully, it was all settled in 2016 and she posts a picture of their time together as a family.
Madonna is very much in love with her children and seems to only want what is best for all of them.
Her last two children were adopted from Malawi and are twins Estere and Stelle, who had lived at the orphanage The Home of Hope since they were just days old.
This is also the same orphanage that she adopted her other son, David, back in 2006.
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 has also encouraged the public to help raise money for the 650 orphans at the Home of Hope who still live there.
This is where she has adopted 3 of her children and thanks to her influence, more people are supporting Home of Hope.
Now, Madonna finally has her entire family that she worked so hard to bring together assembled to celebrate her 59th birthday.
This makes this birthday extra special for her and now she’s letting the world see her and all of her children in a photo for the first time.
Now, she feels complete and what better way to celebrate than her birthday!
She may have faced a lot of struggles in her life, but I’m glad she was able to over come them.
As a woman in the business that she pursued, she has faced all sorts of scrutiny in what she calls “A man’s world”.
Needless to say, she has triumphed over adversity to gain her stardom and maintain it for decades.
Now, she gets to focus on her family which brings her an immense amount of joy.
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! Although, you cannot deny how how she has worked in her lifetime to achieve all of her dreams.
She has come a long since those early days but we cannot think of one decade that she didn’t reign supreme.
It is her music, her style, her love of life and now her family that has made her complete.
She continues to inspire women of all ages to pursue their dreams, take charge of their lives above all, never compromise!
This is her legacy for us and we hope that her children know what an awesome mother they all have.
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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