It’s not often that Madonna shares a family photo with her six children, but this Thanksgiving she wanted the world to know how grateful she is for her children. The 64-year-old posted a collection of photos from her family’s vacation on her Instagram on November 25, including one showing her with her six children. Additionally, she also shared photos of the kids DJing, a plate with a piece of paper for guests to write what they’re grateful for, and a photo of her sipping wine. . The “Like a Prayer” singer captioned the post, “What I’m grateful for…………. 💛.”
Madonna kicked off her photo carousel with a picture of herself and her eldest daughter, Lourdes Leon, 26, whom she shares with Carlos Leon. She then shared a group photo with all her children: Lourdes; Rocco (22), whose father is director Guy Ritchie; and David (17), Mercy (16) and 10-year-old twins Stella and Estere, all born in Malawi and adopted by the pop star. From there, she shared several snaps of the kids hanging out with her and each other, while having fun with DJ gear.
While the Grammy winner rarely shares full family photos, she’s never been shy about telling the world how much she loves being a mom. In 2020, she even got her very first tattoo at age 62 in honor of her children. At the time, she shared a photo of the inking process on Instagram, and later revealed that her wrist tattoo features all of her children’s initials. In April, she revealed her new tattoos on Instagram, including a matching one she shares with David.
For Madonna, having a large family has always been her dream, and she treasures her time with her children. In a 2017 interview with People, the singer opened up about her adoption journey. “It’s inexplicable,” Madonna said of her first encounter with her children. “It’s like saying, ‘Why do you fall in love with the people you fall in love with?’ You look someone in the eye, you feel their soul, you feel touched by them, that’s all.”