Material Girl singer Madonna was spotted hitting the slopes with her children Lourdes Ciccone Leon, 15, Rocco Ritchie, 11, David Ciccone Ritchie, 6, and Mercy James, 5, in Gstaad, Switzerland on Tuesday (January 3). The family was also joined by Madonna’s boyfriend Brahim Zaibat.
The Queen of Pop made sure to bundle herself and her children up before they braved the cold conditions. It looks like Lourdes – dressed in black – enjoyed shredding the mountain on a snowboard while Mercy – dressed in North Face purple ski pants and a checkered jacket – opted for a set of skis. David got a little helping navigating down the bunny hill.
The actress recently opened up to UK Glamour magazine – February 2012 edition – about her lessons on love and relocating to Britain when she married ex-hubby Guy Ritchie.
“There is no such thing as perfect love, you can’t rely on one man to make your life complete and, in the end, happiness lies in our own hands.” the 53-year-old Vogue singer states. “That is a discovery I can relate to.”
Although it was “refreshing” moving to England, the singer admits to feeling lonely and like she didn’t belong. She has since returned back to New York.
“[It was] refreshing when I moved to England, but then there’s the feeling of being an outsider, of being lonely, of not having roots, of not quite being understood.” she says.
So what’s her advice to us?
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There are always challenges, and you have to be prepared to go to the wall and be on your knees to get something done correctly, so if you don’t love something then it’s just going to feel like a form of torture with no reward. Love your work and no sacrifice will be too big or too small. My other advice is: if you want the job done right, do it yourself. Sorry to use that tired old cliche, but it is true!”