Here’s a Peek Inside Madonna’s Newly Purchased 18th-Century
Madonna recently opened up her London home—which she shares with her six children: Lourdes, 20; Rocco, 17; David, 11; Mercy, 11; and 5-year-old twins Estere and Stella—to talk about a variety of things, including what it’s like being a mother to such a large brood. Apparently, being part of Madonna’s family is as fun as you’d imagine. There are dance parties (Moana and Sing play on loop in their house), Madonna makes choreographed videos of her kids (evidenced on Instagram), and her four youngest children have even given her a cool nickname: Mambo, like the dance.
Her family, and these routines, will now be relocated to a new home, however: an 18th-century Moorish Revival mansion outside of Lisbon, Portugal. Madonna has reportedly purchased the 16,146-square-foot house, which includes 4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a guesthouse, and a caretaker’s cottage, for the equivalent of $8,927,470. She announced her Portuguese move on her Instagram over Labor Day weekend. The family’s new home is actually the historic Quinta do Relogio estate and is in the beautiful hilltop village of Sintra, about 30 minutes from Lisbon by car. But while a mini-palace on a hilltop may be perfect for the Queen of Pop, her kids just see it as more room to dance around. She says they’re oblivious to her fame—at least that’s true of her 5-year-old twins, who she adopted from Malawi seven months ago. For instance, when her hit song Holiday came on at dinner, 11-year-old David informed the pair that the singer was their mother. “They were like, ‘Huh?’” Madonna says. “They don’t have a clue,” she says, “and that’s a good thing. I’m just their mother.”