Madonna admits she’s not a tough parent to her children, Lourdes, 15, Rocco, 12, David, 6, and Mercy, 5. In an exclusive interview with Rock Center’s Harry Smith – Madonna talks about the photos of Lourdes smoking outside of school last month.
She says, “(I) wasn’t very happy, but honestly, I don’t think I’m as tough as I should be. I think I need to be maybe tougher. It’s hard — every day is a negotiation. But cigarette smoking I’m not very fond of — for anyone – especially my daughter.”
When Smith pointed out that she smoked in a recent video – the Give Me All Your Luvin’ singer quickly responded.
I don’t smoke. That’s just an accessory, Harry. There’s a difference. (Lourdes) smoked that cigarette before I did that video! She didn’t get it from me.”
Madonna also shared that when she’s home she’s mom.
They get the version “that comes home and says, ‘Have you done your homework?’ and ‘Why are you wearing that?’ and ‘Why did you say that?’ and ‘What are you eating that for?’”