Madonna Confirms Adoption After Denial
Madonna is confirming she has, in fact, adopted two girls from Malawi, despite denying she was adopting just weeks ago.
As Gossip Cop reported, in late January it was reported Madonna had applied to adopt two children from the African country. But the superstar slammed the claim, saying in a statement, “The rumors of an adoption process are untrue.” Apparently, though, she was lying.
On Tuesday, Madonna was officially granted permission to complete the adoption after appearing in a local court. Now on Wednesday, she is publicly confirming the adoption for the first time. “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 wrote on Instagram.
Madonna went on, “I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible, and I ask the media please to respect our privacy during this transitional time. Thank you also to my friends, family and my very large team for all your support and Love!” She did not address why she previously denied an adoption was the in works.
Accompanying the message was the above photo of Madonna with her new daughters, reportedly 4 years in age and named Stella and Esther. The singer previously adopted son David Banda from Malawi in 2006 and daughter Mercy James in 2009. She is also mom to two older children, daughter Lourdes and son Rocco, from past relationships.