Lourdes Leon has always had a visceral need for autonomy. Raised by Madonna, an overprotective mother, the 24-year-old did not always live well being so brooded. After graduating from high school, she decided to stand on her own feet and forge her own path on her own. “I think my mom saw all these other famous people kids, and she was like, ‘My kids won’t be like this,’ Lourdes Leon told Interview Magazine. Plus, I feel like that if your parents pay for things, it gives them control over you. My mom is a control freak, and she has controlled me all my life. I needed to be completely independent from her as soon as I graduated. ” But that does not prevent Madonna’s eldest daughter, born from her relationship with Carlos Leon, from admiring her mother.

As she grew older, Lourdes Leon came to admire her mother’s work ethic, especially “how stimulating she was to other women and ahead of her time”. “I didn’t fully understand this until I realized the importance of empowerment and what it means to be a woman,” she explained. I’ve never seen. Unfortunately, I didn’t inherit it. I inherited his control issues, but not his work ethic! ” A few months ago, at Vogue, the young woman revealed that she very quickly wanted to get away from Madonna, in particular by paying her own school fees. Aware of being a mother sometimes too present, the singer made a clear statement on the education she had given to her children with People.

Madonna: “I’m not the popular parent”

In addition to Lourdes Leon, Madonna is also the mother of Rocco, David, Mercy and the twins Estere and Stella. “I have this funny idea that when your kids get older they learn to take care of themselves and it gets easier,” Madonna said. are becoming adults and they really need guidance. ” At the time, the star admitted that one of her biggest challenges as a mom was co-parenting. His philosophy? “I’m in charge! I’m the boss, she joked. Lourdes has a different father than Rocco, and I have four adopted children, so there are a lot of outside influences. the same wisdom and love to everyone. I’m the bad cop. I’m the one who says no. I accept this role. I’m not the popular parent. “

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