Video: Iron mom. Madonna's upbringing rules
2023 Author: James Gerald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 12:31
Extravaganza woman and steel woman. This is how the singer Madonna can be characterized. Tough discipline, hard work, no whining. She sets high demands on herself and hopes that the children will follow her example. But they disagree.
The other day Madonna lost a lawsuit for her son. 16-year-old Rocco will live with his father, despite the efforts of his mother. The young man does not at all like the orders and rules of the parent, and he rebelled. Madonna is shocked. How did this happen? Why didn't the pop diva's successful strategy work until recently?
Madonna herself lost her mother at the age of five. Madonna Louise Ciccone Sr. died of cancer. The large Ciccone family was inconsolable, but two years later the singer's father, Tony Ciccone, got married. The stepmother raised 2 stepsons and 4 stepdaughters, faithful to the rather strict restrictions of Protestantism, and this could not but affect the character of the young Madonna. Subsequently, the singer frankly told the press about this:
“I think my rebel character was finally formed when my father married a second time. I lost my mother, but for a while I myself became a mother to my father and brothers. Then they took it away from me."
Years later, she will write the song Oh, Father, which has the lines: "You can't hit me anymore." Tony was outraged and did not even speak to his daughter for a while.
In October 1996, Madonna herself became a mother. The father of her first child, a daughter named Lourdes Maria, was the trainer and dancer Carlos Leon. The singer indignantly denied gossip that she used a man as a sperm donor, claiming that it was a fluke.
“I have to work for someone,” Madonna said during her pregnancy. - I need this. And that's what I can be proud of."
In August 2000, the pop diva had another reason to be proud - the son of Rocco. Not without incident, however. Madonna, who permanently lived with her husband Guy Ritchie in the UK, chose to give birth to an heir in an American clinic. “Have you seen these hospitals in England? They are as old as the Victorian style,”the celebrity explained her choice.
Madonna raised her daughter and son strictly. Rigid daily routine: 21:00 to bed. No TV shows. Modest clothes. Sweets only on holidays. Lourdes received her first iPhone when the girl was 15 years old. The singer did not hide this:
“Lourdes took care of her clothes herself, folded them. Made the bed in the morning. Wore the same clothes until she completed school assignments."
Guy Ritchie had a completely different parenting style. He secretly pampered the guys and tried to give them maximum freedom. Madge knew about this and even shared with reporters:
“I'm a discipline fanatic, Guy is an intruder. When dad comes home, the kids get chocolate. I'm more practical."
In 2006, the family is replenished - the star couple adopts the orphan David from Malawi. Two years later, Guy and Madonna are getting divorced. In 2009, the singer adopted a girl named Mercy from Malawi and stated unequivocally that she was no longer going to marry.
“I'd better throw myself under the train,” the star joked. Children and creativity became the main things for Madonna.
And everything was fine until a rebellion broke out in the Madonna's family a few years ago. At first, Lourdes presented an unpleasant surprise - the paparazzi photographed a girl with a cigarette. Madonna not only had to talk to her daughter, but also to comment on the press.
“I was not very happy when I found out. But, to be honest, I do not think that I am as strict with children as I should be. I think I might need to be tougher."
During the Rebel Heart tour, the star was surprised by the admission that it was difficult to find a common language with her eldest son.
“He is completely dissatisfied with all my achievements. He just wants me to cook dinner for him."
At first, the frank confession was mistaken for a joke. But over time, it became clear that Rocco was serious.
In December last year, the young man went to his father and refused to return. Categorically. The enraged star tried all the ways she knew to get the child back and went to court. But in the end she lost the case.
Now Rocco will live with his father and, if desired, communicate with his mother. Her tactics didn't work. Madonna admits it. She posted on Instagram last week:
"Sometimes successful moms need to be bitches …"
However, Madonna is too early to exaggerate. Lourdes still lives with her mother most of the time, studies and makes a career in the fashion business - the girl has posed for advertising fashion brands more than once. David and Mercy so far do not give any cause for concern: the guys are happy to visit their native Malawi with their adoptive mother, and sometimes participate in her charity events.
Madonna still has time to revise her parenting rules. It seems that her usual attitudes do not work with grown-up children.