Madonna recently opened up about her kids on the UK’s GMTV show. The mother of four – Lourdes, 13, Rocco, 9, David, 4, Mercy, 3 – had nothing but praise and admiration for her entertaining and talented bunch. When asked about the perks of being one of Madonna’s children, the Queen of Pop was quick to set the record straight.
They get great bonuses and perks out of being my children and they know it, and they’re very grateful and appreciative for it,” she said. “I think they are pretty balanced in terms of how they view fame or celebrity or things like that. I think it took them a while to adjust, but I think they’re okay about it.”
And as it turns out, her biggest fan is pretty close to home — it’s her 4-year-old son David, who knows all the lyrics to his famous mama’s songs.
He knows every song, every word, every step, and he wants to wear all the costumes. He likes my dress that I wear in ‘La Isla [Bonita].”
The 51-year-old Like a Virgin singer went on to say that her other children are also taking an increasing interest in performing. Rocco – her 9-year-old son from her marriage to Guy Ritchie – and her 13-year-old daughter Lourdes, have been taking private lessons from her dancers, without their mom’s knowledge.
Madonna said she was “surprised” that Rocco took to the stage during her Sticky and Sweet world tour, adding that he has “come out of his shell. When he jumped on stage to dance in my last show I was shocked actually and secretly, unbeknownst to me, they’re all studying privately with my dancers,” she said.
”Rocco comes out and busts out like a moon walk or you know, some kind of break dancing move and I’ll ask him, ‘Where did you get that?’ He’s always been quite shy so I was shocked when he wanted to be in the show.”
And Lourdes appeared in mama’s video for Celebration by dressing in her mother’s iconic ’80s outfits and performing a back flip.
“She’s been doing rhythmic gymnastics for years, she’s very flexible, she’s a great dancer, it was one of those fluke things,” Madge says. “We didn’t intend for her to be in the video, we did intend for to be in the part where she dresses up in one of my costumes. But the part when she’s dancing with my dancers — she’s very friendly with my dancers — and they kind of dragged her into it. And, it was a small little piece… It was great. She’s a showgirl.”
Madonna, who is also mother to 4-year-old daughter Mercy, said of Lourdes’ appearance on stage during the tour: ”I really thought of her in a very professional way, and I didn’t want to distract her. I checked her out a few times in the show and she looked so chilled out and laid back and nonplussed by the whole thing, that I was like, ‘OK. I’m not worried about her!”’