Madonna is full of gratitude as she shared sweet photos from her son, David Banda’s milestone birthday celebration.
Banda, who Madonna adopted from the “Home of Hope” Orphanage in Malawi, is one of her six children.
The Queen of Pop updated her Instagram followers with photo slides from the family’s celebration on September 24. She accompanied the post with the following caption,
Sweet 16 in our New Back Yard! So much to be grateful for!! 🏠🎈🎉🎈🎂 💙🙏🏼 #davidbanda.
In some photos, the happy mother embraced her sixteen-year-old. In others, people were given insight into the festivities where giant balloons spelled out Banda’s name on a decorated table.
Going Down Memory Lane
On Friday, the 63-year-old updated Instagram with a series of adorable photos of the celebrant through the ages.
The superstar added a touching caption to her tribute as she reflected on her son’s growth. She expressed she was “so proud” of her son. She reflected on his growth as an “artist” and “athlete” and wished him a happy birthday,
Who knew when I met you at Home of Hope Orphanage in Malawi, drinking coke out of a baby bottle and wearing no diaper that you would become this force of nature?
Banda was adopted when he was 13 months old, battling pneumonia and malaria. Madonna and her ex Guy Ritchie adopted him after his birth mother passed from complications during childbirth.
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The “Vogue” singer also shares 21-year-old Rocco with Ritchie. Her other children are 24-year-old Lourdes, 24, whom she shares with Carlos Leon; 15-year-old Mercy and twins Estere and Stella, whom she adopted from Malawi in 2007 and 2017, respectively.
The singer-songwriter marked her birthday in August and shared a lovely picture with her six children on Instagram. The party guests included her boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams and some pen pals.
The 7-time Grammy winner said her birthday wish was for people to adopt a bed at Malawi’s Mercy James Centre hospital so that sick or injured children can receive care.
Her Superstar daughter
Lourdes Leon appears to be a spotlight lover like her iconic mother.
The Blast previously reported that the 24-year-old made jaws drop with an Instagram update that showed her in a skimpy lingerie set and matching leather footwear.
Her upload showcased her appearance in the third installment of Rihanna’s annual lingerie event, Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3. Lourdes looked edgy in the dark blue set that left little to the imagination. She paired it with a pair of thigh-high latex boots.
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Before her appearance at the Savage X Fenty Show, Lourdes made a bold statement about body positivity when she showed up with unshaved armpits at the Met Gala.
The model showed off her hourglass physique in a sparkly fuchsia two-piece set from Moschino that included a halter-style bikini top and matching skirt covered in sequins.
Despite being a first-timer at the event, Lourdes rocked her unshaven armpits with pride at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City that Monday night.
It appears that Madonna is raising a family of children who are unapologetically themselves.