Blackberry and Cadbury
Madonna has revealed that she cannot bear to be without her BlackBerry – and even sleeps with it under her pillow.
The singer, who turns 50 in August, said her husband, the film director Guy Ritchie, is similarly attached to his gadget.
Madonna wakes up in the night to make notes. She said: “We lie right next to each other with our BlackBerrys under our pillows. It’s not unromantic. It’s practical. I’m sure loads of couples have their BlackBerrys in bed with them.
“I have to sleep with my BlackBerry because I often wake up in the middle of the night and remember that I’ve forgotten something, so I jump up and make notes.”
She added: “Guy’s always waiting for me to come to bed, so he plays Brick on his Blackberry until I’m ready.”
In an interview with Elle magazine, Madonna said she and her husband, 39, were well-suited because they both have strong personalities.
“I had to marry someone as tough as me. Guy’s definitely tough. He doesn’t give in.
But he’s obviously been put in front of me to teach me things and vice versa. I had to marry a challenge, otherwise I would just get bored.
“Whatever else Guy is, he’s never boring.”
She said her seven year marriage had helped her to explore her femininity.
“I’ve always been very comfortable with my masculine side. – the confidence, the ballsiness. I’ve learnt to be more pliant, more vulnerable – and to be comfortable with that.”
But she added that she still does not understand the public’s fascination with her relationship.
“Posh and Becks are much more interesting. Maybe even Camilla and Charles.”
The star also talked about her fitness regime, which involves spending two to three hours every day in the gym, and sticking to a strict macrobiotic diet.
She said: “There are no short cuts to being Madonna. It’s all about hard work. There is no easy way. If you want to know how I look like I do, it’s diet and exercise and constantly being careful.”
But she does allow herself the occasional treat, she said.
“I love Cadbury’s fruit and nut, Crunchies and Maltesers. But my absolute favourite is a Cadbury creme egg. They are totally deadly but so delicious.”
She added that despite her fame and fortune, balancing family life with her career was not always easy.
“I have a career, a husband and kids. It’s a lot of hard work. I always end up failing a little bit in one of those areas.”
Madonna, who has several homes in London, as well as a country estate in Wiltshire, said she feels at most home in Britain.
“I think of Britain as my home. My kids are at school there, my horses are there. And I love the weather. All that rain and moisture are good for the skin.”
The full interview is available in the May issue of Elle magazine, out today.
Article source: www.telegraph.co.uk