Lourdes Leon labels mother Madonna ‘a control freak’ who never gave her kids ‘handouts’

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Mannequin Lourdes Leon is the oldest daughter of pop icon Madonna, and revealed her childhood was so restrictive she couldn’t wait to go away dwelling after highschool

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Lourdes Leon known as her mom Madonna ‘a management freak’ who inspired her children to be financially unbiased and by no means gave them ‘handouts’.

The 25-year-old mannequin mentioned her upbringing in a chat with Madonna’s longtime BFF Debi Mazar for Interview Journal, and revealed a distinct aspect to her well-known mom.

“My mother is such a management freak, and he or she has managed me my complete life. I wanted to be utterly unbiased from her as quickly as I graduated highschool,” Lourdes defined.

The oldest of Madonna’s six children mentioned whereas she grew up with “excessive privilege”, her mom needed her youngsters to be introduced up in another way after seeing the “different children of well-known individuals”.

Lourdes, whose father is actor Carlos Leon, has 5 siblings – Rocco Ritchie, 21, who the pop icon shares with director Man Ritchie, David Banda, 16, Mercy James, 15, and twins Estere and Stelle Ciccone, 9.

Lourdes Leon mentioned mom Madonna was very controlling when she was youthful


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Lourdes has grown to just accept her mum’s powerful parenting model, and mentioned she’s glad Madonna pushed for them to have monetary independence as a result of she didn’t need her mum to pay for issues and “have leverage” over her.

“We don’t get any handouts in my household,” Lourdes said.

The mannequin and dancer mentioned her mom had inspired her to discover a profession that doesn’t deal with her appears, however Lourdes has carved out a profitable profession on the catwalk as a result of it is smart “financially”.

She’s thinking about vogue, dance and whereas she confessed to being a gifted singer, she’s reluctant to comply with in her mom’s footsteps as a result of “it’s too near dwelling”.

Lourdes has launched a profitable modeling profession



Through the chat, she additionally revealed that her mom banned TV of their home when she was youthful, and when Debi allowed her to observe tv, Lourdes mentioned it was the “greatest day of my life”.

Lourdes did have a number of good phrases to say about her well-known mom, and heaped reward on the Materials Woman hitmaker’s unimaginable work ethic.

Calling her “the toughest employee I’ve ever seen”, the mannequin joked that whereas she hasn’t inherited that from her mom, she has “inherited her management points”.

Lourdes mentioned she was grateful her mom pushed her children to be unbiased


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However Lourdes is refusing to comply with in her mom’s musical footsteps



She lauded her award-winning mom’s musical skills, and mentioned she now recognises how “influential and superb” her mum is, and mentioned she was “forward of her time”.

Madonna shares Lourdes with ex-boyfriend Carlos Leon, who she dated from 1994 to 1997.

The pop icon then went on to marry director Man Ritchie, and the couple welcomed son Rocco.

They then adopted youngsters David Banda and Mercy James from Malawi, and Madonna later revealed she had adopted twins Stella and Esther in 2017.

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