Yes, she’s the most famous pop star on the planet but she’s also the mother of four kids including a precocious 16-year-old who makes out with her boyfriend right in front of her and a 12-year-old son who is already 6 feet tall and all about noticing the ladies.
In an interview on Good Morning America to talk up the premiere of “Madonna: The MDNA Tour” on EPIX, the Material Girl was amazingly honest about the difficulties of managing hormone-surging teenagers.
The new documentary, which chronicles her MDNA tour last year, confirms that at age 54 Madonna is still a hard-charging perfectionist. Hard on others and hard on herself.
At the film’s premiere she revealed there were time where she would cry from exhaustion, “I’m a human being like everybody else,” she said, “so I would have my nights, my bad nights and I would cry and say, ‘I don’t want to do this“… but there’s something about pushing yourself.”
Madonna has also said many times that she’s a pretty strict mom who expects manners, cleaning up of messes, and who didn’t allow a lot of TV or dating until her oldest daughter was over 13. Not what you’d expect from someone famous for wearing a cone bra and pushing the envelope.
Watching her two oldest grow up and dive into the hormone-surging years has been, she’s said, “kind of uncomfortable.”
Lourdes, the 16-year-old, recently got an iPhone and ever since, says Madonna, “She’s stopped talking to me.” I love the fact that in spite of all the fame Lourdes sounds like a typical kid who has issues with her (probably overbearing) mom and would rather text than talk. Then again, surely there are plenty of pluses.. like getting to try on mom’s concert wardrobe.
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