Madonna Adopts 4-Year-Old Sisters
2017 is definitely shaping up to be the year of the twins. But this might be our favorite twin story so far. Sorry, Bey and Amal!
Unless you've been dead or trapped under a bus or something, you know that rumors have been swirling for a few weeks that Madonna had adopted twin 4-year-old girls from an orphanage in Malawi. She denied the rumors at first, but we had a hunch there had to be a story here, because twins, twins, twins are in the air. Can you smell the baby powder? The milk breath? Get into the groove, guys.
This week, Madonna confirmed both the adoption and the names of her newly adopted twin daughters in several very sweet Instagram posts (Madge, you secret softie, you).
Madonna posted a heart-melting pic of herself and her daughters — adorable 4-year-old twins from Mchinji, Malawi — but at first didn’t reveal their names: “I am overjoyed that they are now part of our family. 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 transition time.”
But the proud mom couldn’t help herself (look, we were going to give you all the privacy, Madonna, we were) and released more info about her beautiful new daughters, including their names and their background: “There are 650 Orphans at Home of Hope where Estere and Stelle have lived for 4 years since they were 5 days old…Raising Malawi has been working with HOH for over 10 years since I met my son David there. If you would like to get involved by volunteering or donations go to RaisingMalawi.org. Every little bit helps!!!"
(We love that Madonna kept the girls' names — we're kind of hoping Estere and Stelle will shoot to the top of 2018 baby girl names, because oh the prettiness.)
Madonna has already adopted two children from the country Malawi: David Banda in 2006 and Mercy James in 2009. That brings her family to a half dozen (her other children are Lourdes and Rocco). Impressive, Lady M. Just pretty please post your playdates with Bey and Amal and their kids on Instagram. We kinda can't wait.