Madonna had a lot to thank for this year and celebrated the holidays with all her children under one roof.
The pop icon hosted Thanksgiving for her six children, 26 years old Lourdes Leon22 years old Rocco Richie17 years old David Banda16 years old Chifundo “Mercy” Jamesand 10-year-old twins ester and Stella. All dressed up for the occasion, the whole family posed for a series of portraits, which Madonna then shared on her Instagram account on Friday. The singer began the post with a photo of herself and her eldest daughter, who she shares with Carlos Leon, both wearing black corsets. She followed with a group photo of the whole family along with Rocco in a gray suit, David in a light blue turtleneck, Mercy in a dark green dress and the twins in glittery black and silver dresses. Madonna captioned the post, “What I’m grateful for.”
Last year, Leon revealed that despite her mother’s edgy public persona, she’s actually a very strict mom. In a profile for interview magazine, she said that despite being raised by a global pop star, “we don’t get handouts in my family,” she said. Although: “Obviously I grew up with extreme privilege. There’s no denying that. But I think my mom saw all these other kids of famous people and she was like, ‘My kids aren’t going to be like that.’ Also, I feel like when your parents pay for things, they have an impact on you.”
The Grammy winner adopted David in 2006, Mercy in 2009, and Stella and Estere in 2017, while Rocco is her biological son with ex-husband Guy Richie. In 2017, a few months after adopting her two youngest daughters from Malawi, Madonna opened up about parenting and her growing family persons. When asked what prompted her to adopt her children, she said: “It’s inexplicable. It’s like saying, ‘Why do you fall in love with the people you fall in love with?’ You look someone in the eye, you feel their soul, you feel touched by them — that’s it.” She continued, “Sometimes I would just close my eyes and think, ‘Why isn’t my kitchen full of kids dancing?’ There are so many children who need a home. I thought, “What am I waiting for? Just do it.'”
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/11/madonna-thanksgiving-six-children-family-portrait-instagram Madonna celebrates Thanksgiving with all six of her children