On June 19 2013, Madonna talked to Access Hollywood about working with Lourdes and Rocco during the MDNA World Tour:
“It was amazing to work with both of them,” she said of Lourdes, who helped out in the tour’s wardrobe department, and Rocco, who danced with his mother on stage.
“I think working and earning a living is always a good experience for a child,” she continued.
“They got to travel the world and had to deal with all the ups and downs of doing shows outdoors. Rain, extreme heat, torrential downpours, hail, freezing cold,” she explained. “So pushing through any kind of limitations and having the attitude of the show must go on, no matter what was good training.”
On June 10 2013, Madonna attended the Stella McCartney Spring 2014 Collection presentation in New York.
On February 14 2013, Mark Kamins, Madonna’s ex-boyfriend, and pioneering DJ-producer who helped launch her career, died.
A fixture in the downtown New York City scene of the early 1980s, he held court at Danceteria and produced Madonna’s debut single, Everybody.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Madonna wrote:
“I’m very sorry to hear about Mark’s death. I haven’t seen him for years but if it weren’t for him, I might not have had a singing career. He was the first DJ to play my demos before I had a record deal. He believed in me before anyone else did. I owe him a lot. May he Rest in Peace.”
On July 12 2013, Madonna and ex-husband Guy Ritchie reunited to celebrate son Rocco’s bar mitzvah, and according to “sources” it was a joyful occasion for all. The bar mitzvah took place at the Kabbalah Centre in New York City.
On June 26 2013, upon hearing the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Prop 8, Madonna made this statement:
“What a way to start my day!! I’m wearing a smile from ear to ear. There is a G-D! Justice is served. Hallelujah!!”