Madonna, or ‘The Queen of Pop’, is a true musical legend who has influenced world pop music throughout her career and continues to do so. She is talented, hardworking, inspirational and truly a woman with a backbone.
Over decades, Madonna has reinvented herself in such a way that she has never gone out of style. Millions of fans all over the world love her music. Her hit songs like ‘Ray of Light’, ‘La Isla Bonita’, ‘Like a Virgin’, ‘Vogue’ and ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ are all time hit party songs.
Madonna isn’t just an excellent singer and entertainer. She is also an actress, songwriter, dancer and businesswoman.
Let us look at Madonna’s family in detail
Madonna’s Parents – Silvio Ciccone and Madonna Fortin
Madonna’s father, Silvio ‘Tony’ Ciccone, was the son of immigrants from Italy. He was actually the first person from his family to graduate from college. Silvio passed out with a degree in engineering. Her mother, Madonna Fortin worked as an X-ray technician and was also a former dancer. She was a descendant of French Canadians. Madonna’s parents got married in 1955 and moved to Michigan because of her father’s job.
Her mother was an extremely religious; she frequently entertained priests and nuns. She was a huge influence on Madonna. When her mother died at the age of 30 due to breast cancer, Madonna was devastated. She was only 5 years old then.
Her father later married the family housekeeper, Joan Gustafson, who Madonna frequently disobeyed.
Madonna is the third child in a family of six children.
1) Anthony Ciccone
Anthony is the oldest. He currently is homeless and lives on the streets and is estranged from the rest of the family.
2) Martin Ciccone
He is the older brother of Madonna and was born in 1957. He is a recovering alcoholic and struggled for many decades due to his addiction.
3) Paula Mae Ciccone
She is Madonna’s younger sister who was born in 1959. She works at the Ciccone Vineyard.
4) Christopher Ciccone
He is Madonna’s younger brother who was born in 1960. He used to work for her before he published a tell-all book in 2008 revealing her to be bossy and capricious. This ended both their professional and personal relationship.
5) Melanie Ciccone
She is the younger sister of Madonna and was born in 1962. She is married to Joe Henry, singer and song writer. Together they have two children- Lulu and Levon Henry.
She also has two step-siblings from her father’s marriage to Joan Gustafson.
1) Mario Ciccone
He works at the Ciccone Vineyard.
2) Jennifer Ciccone
She is an art teacher.
Madonna’s Spouses – Sean Penn, Guy Ritchie
Madonna’s first marriage was to Sean Penn.They started dating while she was filming her iconic video for her hit song ‘Material Girl’. They got married in 1985 on her birthday. In 1989, she filed for divorce.
She later married British Director, Guy Ritchie. They got married in 2000, but the couple called it quits after eight years.
She has a daughter with Cuban actor, Carlos Leon, named Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon.
She has a son with Guy Ritchie named Rocco Ritchie. She has also adopted two children from Malawi – David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie and Mercy James.
Her net worth is estimated at $800 Million.