Mama does preach.
Madonna’s eldest daughter, Lourdes Leon, says in a new interview that the “Material Girl” is a surprisingly strict dad or mum and runs a tight ship in her family.
“My mom is such a control freak, and she has controlled me my whole life,” the 25-year-old informed her mom’s BFF Debi Mazar for Interview Magazine Thursday.
“I needed to be completely independent from her as soon as I graduated high school.”
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Leon, who works as a mannequin, stated one of many methods she discovered her independence was by paying for her personal school tuition and New York house, regardless of her mom’s multimillion-dollar property.
“We don’t get any handouts in my family,” she stated earlier than recognizing, “Obviously, I grew up with extreme privilege. There’s no denying that.
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“But I feel my mom noticed all these different children of well-known folks, and she or he was like, ‘My kids are not going to be like this. Also, I feel like if your parents pay for things, then it gives them leverage over you.”
Leon said she would like to one day earn a living based off of other talents, and not just her model-level beauty.
“My mom is very insistent on making me think about what I want to be known for beyond my looks,” Leon stated. “That’s not what I want people to remember me by. It’s not real.”
However, she famous that for now, “Financially, modeling is a smart decision. I enjoy being very hands-on with the campaigns I do, so that I’m not just modeling, per se.
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“I dance, I’ve a very particular sense of favor, and I’m focused on aesthetics, so I like to include all these elements of myself into my initiatives,” the entertainer added, contemplating her goals. “I don’t understand how I really feel about appearing but.”
Leon also told Mazar, who has appeared in films like “Goodfellas” and “Little Man Tate,” that one of the reasons she doesn’t see herself on the big screen is because “actors actually annoy me and I can’t be round them.”
“As for music, I can sing,” she then acknowledged, however admitted, “I just don’t care about it. Maybe it’s too close to home.”
Leon additionally informed Mazar, 57, that as she’s gotten older she’s discovered to understand her iconic mom’s musical catalog much more.
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“I don’t cringe,” she stated, noting that with age she is “increasingly able to recognize how influential and amazing this woman is, and how empowering to other women and ahead of her time she has always been.
“I didn’t totally comprehend that till I noticed the significance of empowerment and what it means to be a girl. She’s most likely the toughest employee I’ve ever seen. I didn’t inherit that, sadly. I inherited her management points, however not her work ethic.”
Leon is Madonna’s daughter with ex-boyfriend Carlos Leon, whom the “Like A Virgin” singer dated from September 1994 to May 1997. She additionally has a 21-year-old son, Rocco Ritchie, with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, and 5 adopted children: David Banda, 16, Mercy James, 15, and twins Estere and Stelle Ciccone, 9.
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