Madonna is embracing her soccer mom status after moving to Portugal to help turn son David into a professional footballer.
The iconic superstar features on the cover of Vogue Italia this month and gave the fashion bible her most in-depth interview in years.
She has now settled in a mansion in the Portugese capital of Lisbon along with David Banda, 12, Mercy James, 12, and twins Stella and Esther, five.
Madonna told the magazine how David “has wanted to play soccer professionally for years.”
But her dedication to her son’s budding football career has come at a cost to her own social life.
She explained: “Any woman who is a soccer mom could say it kind of requires you to have no life in a way, because things change from week to week and games change from weekend to weekend… sometimes they’re in the city, sometimes they’re not.”
The 59-year-old, who turns 60 later this month, claimed it’s “impossible to make plans” and confessed she worries that she isn’t “being fair” to her other children, or even to herself.
She claimed that her decision to relocate to Europe was due to soccer coaching in America being at a much “lower level than than the rest of the world.”
Madonna – who has attended rallies against Donald Trump – went on to take a swipe at the U.S. President.
On the big move, Madonna confessed: “I felt like we needed a change, and I wanted to get out of America for a minute – as you know, this is not America’s finest hour.”
Later in the exclusive chat with Vogue, Madonna denied that she’s pushing her children into fame, but added: “If they happen to be the next Picasso or Cristiano Ronaldo, then great, that’s just the cherry on the cake.”
The “Frozen” singer said: “A lot of people say to me, ‘You must really want your son to be a successful soccer player, your oldest daughter [Lourdes] to be a dancer, Rocco to be a painter.’
“And I always say no, what I want my children to be is loving, compassionate, responsible human beings.”
She added: “I went to Lisbon, and it seemed the best all-around choice.”
“[Portugal is] steeped in history, and the Portuguese empire has made its dent on the world.”
The superstar has been working on her upcoming 14th album while in Lisbon.
Madonna’s Vogue Italia interview was translated.
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