Madonna is kicking off the new year by enjoying a European ski vacation with all of her kids.
The pop star shared a shot from her family’s winter trip to the Swiss Alps on her Instagram on Friday featuring all six of her kids cuddled up together on the couch. Madonna is mom to 25-year-old Lourdes Leon, whom she shares with Carlos Leon, her two sons with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, 21-year-old Rocco Ritchie and David Banda, and daughters 15-year-old Mercy and 9-year-old twins Estere and Stella. “Farewell Gstaad……….We will never forget your Mountains or your Moonshine!,” Madonna captioned the carousel of photographs of her children. The family was also joined by Lourdes’s boyfriend Jonathan Puglia and Madonna’s boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams.
While Madonna often posts pictures of her many kids on social media, she’s rarely able to get all of them together at one time. The last time they were photographed all in the same room was in August when they gathered to celebrate the iconic musician’s 63rd birthday. In 2017, a few months after adopting her two youngest daughters from Malawi, Madonna opened up about parenting and her growing family to People. When asked what drew her to adopt her children, she said, “It’s inexplicable. It’s like saying, ‘Why do you fall in love with the people you fall in love with?’ You look into the eyes of somebody, you feel their soul, you feel touched by them — that’s it.” She continued, “Sometimes I would just close my eyes and just think, ‘Why isn’t my kitchen filled with dancing children?’ There’s so many children that need a home. I thought, ‘What am I waiting for? Just do it.’”
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