England is home, Madonna says
The new cover story of the US edition of Vogue magazine keeps enjoying an incredible promotional buzz in the worldwide media – as you can see from yet another article, this one coming from the USA Today website.
“Don’t look for Madonna to return to her Midwest roots anytime soon. England, she tells the August Vogue, is home forever.
“The last thing I thought I would do is marry some laddish, shooting, pubgoing nature lover – and the last thing he thought he was going to do was marry some cheeky girl from the Midwest who doesn’t take no for an answer!”
In the interview, which arrives Thursday, Madonna says she has mellowed. She says she wears sensible shoes around her country estate and caters to a beloved flock of chickens, and her children, Lola, 8, and Rocco, 4, don’t watch TV.
She even shows off her whopping wedding album (until now seen only by her “closest friends”) from her 2000 marriage to director Guy Ritchie. So, for the record: She was married in a traditional, cinched-waisted gown with a long train and veil.
She acknowledges that she didn’t fall in love with England initially, but since meeting Ritchie, 36, Madonna, 46, has learned to ride horses, shoot and fish. Her preferred mode of transportation: bicycle. And she “could be a connoisseur of ales if I wanted to.”
Ashcombe, the 1,000-acre estate the family calls home, was once the home of the late photographer Cecil Beaton, and Madonna says she and Ritchie were immediately in love with it. “To me, Ashcombe is a reflection of me and my husband in many ways, because it reflects our willingness to make a commitment. Not necessarily to each other but to the idea of having a home somewhere, instead of living like gypsies.”
From an article by Karen Thomas, USA Today