Madonna’s interview with Grazia
Even though people would sell their grannies for a minute with the megastar, Madonna has revealed that she’s struggled with loneliness most of her life.
Before having her daughter Lourdes, Madonna realised she was unhappy despite fame and fortune.
“What was wonderful about the money was that I could put a roof over my head and food in my stomach, but after that it just becomes unnecessary.
“Then you begin to realise there are whole areas of your life where you are not happy.
“I was definitely lonely 10 and 15 years ago,” she tells Grazia magazine.
“There are whole chunks of my life where I was so lonely, and periods where I felt I didn’t have a friend in the world and wondered if it was ever going to be possible for me to have a relationship that was going to last,” she says.
Madonna credits her turnaround to “finding a man who can handle me” – Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels director Guy Ritchie.
Madonna, who now also writes children’s books, says she started to change after having Lourdes (with her ex Carlos Leon), who is now seven.
Madonna, 46, admits she and Guy, who also have a son Rocco, three, would like to have another child – but will not be heartbroken if it does not happen.
“My attitude and my husband’s attitude is that if we have more, then we do, and if we don’t, we don’t.”
The singer and actress – of sorts – says she like nothing more than spending an hour dancing with her children “like a lunatic”.
She also says Lourdes often complains that the tracksuit-loving Madonna is too casual and should wear “proper clothes”.
“I think she wants me to be a yummy mummy, but that’s not me.”
She says she and Guy teach the children “values and they know how lucky they are and they know how they should appreciate things” and that the children are far from spoilt.