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Meet Estere Ciccone, Adoptive Daughter Of Madonna-Who Are Real Parents?

Published Wed Aug 10 2022 By sujina
Meet Estere Ciccone, Adoptive Daughter Of Madonna-Who Are Real Parents?

Estere Ciccone is one of the six children of Queen of Pop Madonna.

The legendary pop queen needs no introduction. She is one of the artists who brought required changes into mainstream music and helped give a bigger and better platform for women.

Madonna is a prominent cultural icon in the 20th and 21st centuries, with the most scholarly reviews and literary works to her name and journey.

Some of her best albums and singles include bestsellers Like a Virgin,  Ray of Light, Confessions on a Dance Floor, La Isla Bonita, 4 Minutes, and so on.

Similarly, she is also an actress and is known for her appearances in movies such as  Desperately Seeking Susan, A League of Their Own, and Evita.

Along with that, Madonna is known for her activism, charities, and unconventional motherhood. She is a mom of six-two biological and four adopted.

The singer/actress adopted her and her twin sister Stella from Malawi when they were four years old in February 2017.

Who are Estere Ciccone's birth parents? Who is her father? When is her birthday? What is her age? Who are her siblings? We have all the details here.

Who Are Estere Ciccone's Biological Parents? Birthday And Age

Estere Ciccone and her twin sister Stella Ciccone were born in Malawi on August 24, 2012. As of August 2022, they are nine years old.

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Estere Ciccone and her twin sister Stella Ciccone embracing their culture.

Malawi is a small landlocked country in Southeastern Africa that was previously known as Nyasaland.

Her biological parents are Patricia and Adam Mwale from the Malawian community.

Estere's biological mother died after giving birth to her. Apart from her twin sister, she had five other biological siblings, all of whom were left heartbroken and apparently neglected by their father after he remarried.

Madonna adopted the two girls in 2017 when they were four years old.

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After Many Denials, Madonna Finally Accepted Adopting Twins In 2017

The 63-year-old pop sensation Madonna initially denied the adoption claims of Estere and Stella Ciccone.

The rumors started to float in late 2016, when  a Malawian government spokesperson revealed that, Like a Virgin, had "filed an application expressing interest" to adopt."

However, she denied the rumors with a statement stating:

"The rumors of an adoption process are untrue. "I am in Malawi to check on the children's hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi and then heading home."

The singer/songwriter's denial was maybe because she did not want extra media attention, which would create difficulties for her adoption.

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Estere Ciccone and her twin sister Stella Ciccone with Madonna

Finally, in February 2017, she officially got the guardianship of her now-twin daughters,

The proud mother shared the happy news via Instagram with her first official photo with the twins.

She wrote:

'I Am Overjoyed That They Are Now Part of Our Family. I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family."

She continued:

"I am grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible, and I ask the media please to respect our privacy during a transitional time."

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Why Madonna Was Criticized For Adopting Estere Ciccone?

The road to adoption was not easy for Madonna. The Malawi government law prevents non-residents from adopting children to take abroad.

However, the singer was granted an exception for which both she and the Alawi government were criticized.

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Estere Ciccone with her mother pop queen Madonna

The adoption case was held in the courtroom in Lilongwe in front of Estere’s biological father and Madonna.

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Estere Ciccone's Biological Father, Adam Mwale, Claimed He Didn't Know His daughter's Adoption Was Permanent

Amidst the adoption process of Estere Ciccone and her sister, their biological father, Adam Mwale, a farmer, claimed that he had no idea that Madonna would take his daughters to the US forever.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Mwale insisted and said that he believed the singer was only fostering the girls.

He said:

'I was told from the start that Esther and Stella were going to a rich woman's home abroad, that she would give them a good education, then return them to me, to live with me and help all of my family."

Mr. Adam also mentioned that the adoption people told him it would be a wonderful opportunity for his girls to have an education and a better life. But he had no clue that he was never seeing them again.

He also denied the claims of abandoning his kids for another woman. Mr. Mwale said he had been forced to listen to 'terrible lies' at the court trials.

Madonna, however, remained quiet on the matter and did not give any public statements regarding the claims of Estere Ciccone's birth father. 

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Estere Ciccone's Siblings-Madonna and Her Children

The "Queen of Pop" Madonna is a mother of six-two biological and four adopted.

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Estere Ciccone and Stella Ciccone with their mother and siblings-(L to R)-Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, Madonna, Rocco Ritchie, David Banda and Mercy James

She has occasionally experienced backlash for adopting her children.

People have accused her of kidnapping them; however, even after such a rigorous process of adopting kids, the singer/actress says: "It's complicated, but it's so worth it."

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A brief introduction of her kids. 

Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon

Madonna's firstborn is a daughter named Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon. She had her while dating her personal trainer and actor, Carlos Leon.

Lourdes Maria was born on October 14, 1996, in  Los Angeles, California, United States. She is currently (August 2022) 25 years old.

She is a fashion model who started her career in 2010 after collaborating with her mother to launch Macy's Material Girl fashion and beauty line.

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Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon with moher Madonna

Similarly, Leon made her runway debut in 2018 at New York Fashion Week for Gypsy Sport.

In the September 2021 issue of Vogue, the rising model and actress revealed that she was much more than just Madonna's daughter.

"People think I'm this talentless rich kid who's had everything given to her, but I'm not." 

Rocco Ritchie

Madonna's second biological child is Rocco Ritchie. She and former partner Guy Ritchie welcomed her son, Rocco, on August 11, 2000.

The 22-year-old star kid is private and mostly stays away from the limelight.

He briefly appeared in his mother's 2005 documentary; I'm Going to Tell You a Secret.

After a long and bitter custody battle, Guy won the case, and Rocco stayed with his father.

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Rocco Ritchie-Son of Madonna and Guy Ritchie

Despite that, the mother-son duo shares a beautiful bond.

"We have been on many trips together around the world...But the greatest journey I have taken with you is the one inside my heart. Love you to the moon and back. Forever and always," Madonna captioned a photo on her son's 21st birthday.

David Banda

David Banda was the first adopted kid from Madonna. He was also adopted from Malawi back in 2006 when he was barely a year old.

He was born in Malawi on  September 24, 2005, and is currently 16 years old.

Banda is an aspiring football player, and he was the reason  Madonna moved to Portugal in 2017 as he signed with a junior football academy there.

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David Banda

The singer, in an interview, revealed that David is more like her than any of her kids.

She said:

"I'm pretty sure he got it from me. He's the one I have the most in common with. I feel like he gets me; he has more of my DNA than any of my children so far. Let's see what happens – it's still early days for everyone."

Mercy James

The Evita alum applied to adopt Chifundo "Mercy" James from Malawi in May 2009 but was rejected as she was not a resident of the country.

The singer re-applied on June 12, 2009; this time, the Supreme Court of Malawi granted her the right to adopt.

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Mercy James and Madonna

Mercy was born on January 22, 2006, and is now 16. She mostly stays away from the spotlight.

In 2017, Madonna opened a hospital named Mercy James hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, in honor of her daughter.

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Estere Ciccone?

Well, Estere Ciccone is very young to have a career and earnings of her own. 

However, she does have a lavish lifestyle-all thanks to her mother, who is considered one of the richest celebrities in the world.

As of 2022, Madonna's net worth is estimated at $850 million- she sold more than 300 million albums worldwide, owns over $100 million of art, and owns $80 million in real estate. 

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