It's not easy to upstage a pop icon like Madonna, but her children have managed to steal the show on her Celebration Tour. These young performers, who are also her backup dancers and musicians, are proving to be talented artists in their own right.
During the opening night in London, two of Madonna's children delighted fans with their impressive dance moves. Another joined her on stage, accompanying her on the piano, while the fourth one strummed the guitar, bare-chested and wearing a cowboy hat. These children, not hired professionals, form an integral part of Madonna's life and are like a performing family.
Among the youngest members of her clan are 11-year-old twins Estere and Stella, who dance alongside their mother every night. The siblings are also joined by 17-year-old Mercy, on the piano, and 18-year-old David, who impresses with his guitar skills. Madonna's eldest daughter, Lourdes, even made a special appearance on stage to celebrate her own birthday.
Although her eldest son, Rocco, has chosen not to join his mother on tour, the four youngest children, all adopted from Malawi, are expected to be present on every one of the 70-plus tour dates. Out of all the siblings, Madonna states that David is the child who resembles her the most in terms of talent, ambition, and determination.
David's passion for showbusiness is evident, as he has shown interest in dancing, acting, comedy, and playing music. Madonna's close bond with him is undeniable, even moving their entire household from Lisbon to New York to support his dreams of joining Benfica youth football team.
The experience of illness, which almost claimed Madonna's life, has made her recognize the importance of her relationships with her children. She is grateful for their support during her recovery and pays tribute to them on social media.
Madonna's motherly journey began when she had her first child, Lourdes, at the age of 38. With a disciplined upbringing and a focus on dance, Lourdes has explored various creative avenues and released her debut single last year. Madonna's relationship with her other son, Rocco, has been challenging, with him choosing to live with his father. However, Madonna supports him and recently visited his art gallery on the eve of her tour.
David, who shares a close bond with Rocco, was adopted by Madonna and her former husband, Guy Ritchie. Despite controversy surrounding the adoption, Madonna remains fiercely protective of her son and highlights the joy he brings to her life.
Finally, Madonna adopted three more children, Mercy, Stella, and Estere. These young talents have seamlessly integrated into their new family and display a natural knack for singing and dancing. Estere, in particular, has captured the attention of audiences with her remarkable moves.
As Madonna continues her Celebration Tour, the presence of her children on stage highlights the bond they share and the incredible talents they possess. Through their performances, these young artists shine in their own right, captivating audiences around the world.