Madonna "Wasn't Very Happy" to See Daughter Lourdes, 15, Smoking
US Magazine - almost 5 years
Being an international superstar and a single mother of four is not an easy job!
Madonna admits in a new interview with Rock Center's Harry Smith that she needs to be a tougher mother.
The singer's oldest daughter, Lourdes Leon, 15, was recently photographed smoking a cigarette.
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"[I] wasn't very happy," Madonna, 53, said of seeing the photos. "But honestly, I don't think I'm as tough as I should be [on my kids]. I think I need to be maybe tougher. It's hard -- every day is a negotiation." (Madonna is also mom to Rocco, her 11 year old son with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, plus David, 6, and Mercy, 5, whom she adopted; Lourdes' dad is Madonna's former beau Carlos Leon.)
"But cigarette smoking I'm not very fond of for anyone," she added. "I don't approve of anyone smoking cigarettes -- most of all my daughter."
Yet, as Smith points out in the interview, the pop queen herself smokes in her racy new "Girl Gone Wild" video.
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