Lourdes Leon Channels Mum Madonna In Red Gown With Cone-Shaped Bra At 2023 Grammys
Madonna is a seven-time Grammy winning artist, undeniable game-changer and trendsetter who has imprinted her mark on pop culture, and a mother of six.
The 63-year-old is mum to eldest daughter Lourdes Leon, then three daughters, Mercy, Estere and Stella and two sons, Rocco and David.
At this year's 2023 Grammys Madonna's eldest daughter accompanied the singer to the award show, dressed in a red floor-length bejewelled gown styled with a co-ordinating red bag, a right red lipstick, a diamond cross necklace and a pyramid-shaped bra, which was near identical to a cone-shaped bra worn by her mother on her Blonde Ambition Tour in 1990.
In 2021, the singer celebrated her birthday with her nearest and dearest on holiday in Jamaica, continuing the festivities for Thanksgiving, where she shared an adorable full family photo to Instagram. One of the biggest reactions? Fans couldn't get over the uncanny resemblance between Lourdes and her mother.
To mark her birthday in 2022, the singer shared several more images of her adorable family, including sweet photos of her eldest daughter wearing a nude colour dress. In the snaps, shared on Instagram, the star's daughter carries a Telfar nude coloured bag, her long brunette hair down and shows off her numerous tattoos including an RR sign for Rolls Royce cars and two butterflies inked on her chest.
Now 25, Lourdes is forging her own career, here's everything we know about the famous offspring below...
Who is Lourdes Leon?
Lourdes is Madonna's eldest child, from the singer's relationship with fitness trainer Carlos Leon. She was born in 1996, shortly after her mother won a Golden Globe for her performance as Eva Peron in Evita.
Madonna and Carlos split up when Lourdes was a few months old, remaining good friends. Carlos and his daughter are believed to have a close relationship too.
In August, Madonna shared a montage of photos from her vacation on Instagram, captioning the pictures 'Welcome to Jamaica...'
But fans were quick to spot that amongst the pictures was a mother-daughter photo featuring Madonna and her eldest daughter Lourdes Leon, who is now 23-years-old.
In the photo, Lourdes hugs her mother wearing a blue bandeau dress (complemented by 90s style blue eyeshadow), hoop earrings and holding a cocktail.
What does Lourdes Leon do now?
Lourdes has begun to make a name for herself in the fashion world, through starring in campaigns for the likes of Miu Miu and Stella McCartney, walking in Gypsy Sport's New York Fashion Week show and sitting front row of Burberry, Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang.
During a recent interview with Interview Magazine the model spoke to actor Debi Mazar about her relationship with her famous mother.
'My mum is such a control freak, and she has controlled me my whole life,' she said. 'I needed to be completely independent from her as soon as I graduated high school.'
Lourdes continued, noting she paid for college and her apartment, stating: 'We don’t get any handouts in my family,' before noting that she 'obviously ... grew up with extreme privilege'.
Speaking about her mother, she noted: 'I think my mum saw all these other kids of famous people, and she was like, "My kids are not going to be like this." Also, I feel like if your parents pay for things, then it gives them leverage over you.'
'My mum is very insistent on making me think about what I want to be known for beyond my looks. That’s not what I want people to remember me by. It’s not real.
'Financially, modelling is a smart decision. I enjoy being very hands on with the campaigns I do, so that I’m not just modelling, per se,' she added.
On September 24 the model made her debut in Rihanna’s annual Savage x Fenty show, and showed off her lingerie look on Instagram.
Sharing a snap of her teal-coloured ensemble on the social media platform, the 25-year-old looked incredible in thigh-high vinyl boots, a lingerie set accessorised with a belt of beads and a matching coat.
Another snap sees her posing on a bed, showing off her numerous tattoos and spikey up ‘do.
The outfit comes over a week since Leon’s appearance at the 2021 Met Gala, at which she wore a two-piece pink set by Moschino’s Jeremy Scott, embellished with bead detailing which the model complimented with a diamante belly button stud. She was later seen attending Rihanna’s Met Gala after party with her boyfriend Jonathan Puglia.
Lourdes has also taken the academic route, studying four years at the University of Michigan from 2014 to 2018, where her mother also attended.
Most recently, in February, Lourdes became the face of Marc Jacobs' Spring 2021 campaign. It appears like this year, the star is also increasing her public profile, having joined Instagram in January 2021.
Did Lourdes Leon date Timothée Chalamet?
There has been longstanding rumours that Lourdes and Timothee Chalamet used to be a couple, having attended the same high school together, LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Lourdes - who says she goes by 'Lola' to her friends - spoke about Chalamet, confirming he was her first boyfriend.
'I respect him a lot, we were a little item. My first boyfriend,' she told the magazine.
In a 2017 interview with Andy Cohen, Chalamet and the host recalled dancing together at a party with Madonna and Lourdes, but shied away from talking about dating the star, saying: 'Next question, I'm out of here,' when Cohen asked how long they dated for.
Who are Madonna's children?
After Lourdes, Madonna welcomed her son Rocco with ex-husband, British director Guy Ritchie in 2000. The couple then adopted their second son David Banda six years later, after Madonna visited Malawi (a decision that was steeped in controversy at the time).
Since her divorce from Ritchie in 2008, Madonna adopted more children, Mercy - also from Malawi - in 2009 and in 2017, twin girls Estere and Stella.
In July 2021, Madonna hosted a 'family bbq' with a very luxe version of camping with some of her children and boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams. In a series of photos shared to social media, the 'Vogue' singer got into the swing of festivities wearing a cowboy hat (very reminiscent of her music video for 'Don't Tell Me' which was released 21 years ago) and denim shorts.
In one picture, Madonna was joined either side by her twin daughters who wore matching outfits. In another video shared to the platform, her son David and daughter Mercy joined her inside the camper van/trailer/motorhome (which has gold interiors ) for a dance-a-long.
To celebrate Thanksgiving in 2020, Madonna shared a rare video with all of her children. In the clip, posted to the 'Like A Prayer' singer's Instagram, Lourdes can be seen on the left next to her brother David, while the twins stand next to Madonna, adorably wearing matching dresses. On the other side of the singer are Rocco and and Mercy.
'A Beautiful Souvenir .............Giving Thanks,' Madonna captioned the video - where after posing the family mess around together as families do. Madonna's boyfriend, the choreographer Ahlamalik Williams, also joined the family for the American holiday.
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