See a Rare Photo of Madonna's Kids With Her 90-Year-Old Dad
The big, happy family all squeezed together for a sweet shot.
Madonna loves sharing glimpses into her life with her kids on Instagram. However, the singer rarely posts images of all of her children and their grandfather, which is why her most recent share is such a thrill for fans. In honor of her father, Silvio Ciccone's, 90th birthday, Madonna and her kids went to visit him at his vineyard. Read on to see what she captured of the family gathering.
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Madonna and five of her kids posed with their grandfather.
On June 3, Madonna shared a montage of video clips and photos taken while visiting her father's vineyard with five of her six kids. Pictured in the photo are 24-year-old Lourdes Leon, 20-year-old David Banda, 15-year-old Mercy James, and eight-year-old twins Stella and Estere Ciccone. Missing from the photo is Madonna's second-oldest child, Rocco Ritchie. The montage included beautiful bonding moments between the family, the youngest girls running around and doing cartwheels, a gorgeous cake, and serene footage of the vineyard.
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Madonna included a sweet tribute to her father.
Below the montage, Madonna wrote a heartfelt tribute to her dad. "My father is a survivor growing up as an Italian Immigrant in the U.S. and living thru many traumas but always working hard for everything he had," the singer wrote. "He taught me the importance of hard work and earning one's way in life." She went on to thank her father, adding that it was "so special" to spend the milestone birthday with the whole family together.
The singer also shared a video of her dad backstage at one of her shows.
Ahead of the vineyard visit, Madonna shared another tribute to her father, which featured him leading her performers in prayer before hitting the stage. In the black-and-white video, the performers are holding hands in a circle listening to Silvio's prayer intently. Once he finishes, Madonna says, "Dad, I'm going to swear now. Don't be upset, okay?" before beginning a chant to get the group riled up and ready for the night. Madonna included another heartfelt message alongside the video. "Heavenly Father (Dad). Thank you for giving me life," she wrote. "And all other Blessings you've bestowed upon me. Happy 90th Birthday! You are the O.G."
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Last year, Madonna got a tattoo of her children's initials.
In Dec. 2020, Madonna commemorated the important role her children play in her life by getting a tattoo of the first letter of each of their names. The tattoo—Madonna's first—reads "L R D M S E" on the inside of her wrist. And she may eventually need a bit more room to add more initials. In 2019, Madonna told Today that she doesn't plan on having more children "right this second, but never say never." The singer added that "the more kids that you have, the better you get at being a parent."