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 12 2008, Simon & Schuster announced that Madonna’s younger brother, Christopher Ciccone, would be writing a memoir about his famous sister.
“Ciccone’s extraordinary memoir is based on his life and 47 years of growing up with and working with his sister-the most famous woman in the world,” the company said in a press release.
The publishing house ordered a first printing of 350,000 copies of Life With My Sister, to be released on July 15, 2008.
When asked, Madonna’s publicist, Liz Rosenberg, said there would be no comment “at this time.”
Have you read Christopher’s book on Madonna? What did you think?
On May 28 2008, Madonna learned that she was officially going to be allowed to adopt David Banda.
The High Court in Malawi granted Madonna permanent adoption of 2-year-old David Banda.
Madonna’s lawyer made this statement:
“We are very happy with what the judge has ruled. Finally the court has granted Madonna full adoption rights of the boy…It’s all over, thank God. It is a positive and beautiful judgment that will have an impact on Malawi’s adoption laws.”
On March 30 2009, Madonna appeared in a Malawi court seeking to adopt a second child from the southern African country. Madonna successfully adopted Mercy James.