When Madonna—the Queen of Pop and the fashionista of style—first announced in 1996 that she was pregnant with her first child, fans exploded with praise and excitement. This was her dream, her goal in life, and finally, at the age of 38, it was going to come to true.
Fast forward a few months and her dream became reality when her beautiful little bundle of joy, Lourdes Leon, made her grand entrance into the world on October 14, 1996.
Since then, Lourdes has gone on to take on many challenges. It is obvious that she was born to be a star. From becoming a published author at age seven, being on the big screen, starring in her mother’s "Material Girl" campaigns for Macy’s, and now being able to walk the runway during New York’s Fashion Week, she is on fire and still has many years to keep surprising fans with more accomplishments and goals.
Let’s not forget that she did all this while going to school and traveling with her mother. She did not do what most celebrity children do and enroll in homeschool. Lourdes went to a special school for gifted children like herself and is now attending college.
Is there anything that she can’t do?
Keep scrolling to find out more about Madonna’s first born and what she is up to nowadays.
20 She Once Dated Former Michigan Defensive End, Chase Winovich
According to maizenbrew.com, while Lourdes was a student at Michigan, she received an email from Chase Winovich, a former Michigan defensive who was trying to get into the same school as her.
“I emailed her and told her I was trying to join the school of music, theater, and dance. So, one thing led to another and we went on a date,” Chase admitted during an interview at the NFL Combine.
During their date, Chase tried a few different ideas with the hope of impressing her such as taking her out to eat when she said she was hungry and then ordered every appetizer on the menu because she said they all look good, and even doing some magic tricks that made her go ‘whoa!’
Unfortunately, it was the only date they ever went on, but at least it sounded like they had a good time.
19 Once Lourdes Received Her First iPhone, Her Mom Became Irrelevant
Nowadays, it is common to see children as young as one with their face glued to an electronic device. No longer being pushed to play outside, children are constantly texting, playing games, on YouTube watching different videos, and googling different things.
When it comes to her children, Madonna is a pretty strict mamma, especially when it comes to technology. It wasn’t until 2013 that she finally allowed Lourdes, who was 16 at the time, have her first phone, and that it when she became irreverent.
According to metro.co.uk, Madonna regretted getting her daughter the phone right away, “Ever since my daughter got an iPhone, she stopped talking to me,” the MDNA singer sighed.
18 Her Fashion Week Debut Would've Had All The Mermaids Of The Sea Impressed
Back in September 2018, Lourdes made her New York Fashion Week debut walking in a Gypsy Sport runway show and boy, did she make everyone’s head spin with her stunning outfit; an outfit that most likely made her mother proud.
According to thisisinsider.com, the 21-year-old model took to the runway wearing a chain bra with little shell embellishments that covered her personal areas from the waist up just perfectly, ripped jeans that had a dramatic flared cut at the bottom, green feathers in her hair, and white sneakers that—along with the feathers—added some bright colors to her ensemble.
She really looked like an exotic mermaid.
17 She Is Not Afraid To Go Natural In Public
When it comes to women, it is almost like a required act for them to make sure they shave and keep up on their hygiene. A lot of people will find a woman who walks out in public with unshaven legs and armpits unsanitary.
According to entitymag.com, Lourdes couldn't care less about what others think. While on vacation in Miami with a group of friends, Lourdes was spotted hanging out in a black bikini and her armpits were full of hair — with not one a care in the world. Her long armpit locks gained negative backlash and many people labeled the photos as "off-putting."
She did not comment back on the issue, but many women found her embracing her natural hair inspiring.
16 Her Birth Was A Big Goal For Her Mother
The year 1996 was an amazing year for Lourdes's mom Madonna in more ways than one.
According to tvovermind.com, Madonna—who was 38 at the time—not only found out she was pregnant, but she found out during the musical Evita.
For those who do not know, Madonna’s biggest personal goal in life was to have a child, a goal that was near and dear to her heart and didn’t happen until her late 30's.
Between her pregnancy and her role in Evita, she was stressed to the max trying to make sure everything was right. It all paid off though and not only was her new musical a success, but she delivered a healthy daughter, Lourdes Leon.
15 She Once Bore It All On The Red Carpet (And Hairy Pits & Legs)
November 2018 had the young 22-year-old model Lourdes stepping out in a rare red-carpet appearance for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Funds 15th Anniversary Event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
According to eonline.com, Lourdes made quite a bold style statement when she stepped out in an updated “Like A Virgin” sheer dress that showed off her right breast and was clearly made to not be worn with a bra, along with unshaven legs and armpits.
The dress she wore was designed by the great Raul Lopez, found of the LUAR label, and a designer who has designed for other celebrities such as Future, Kylie Jenner, Solange Knowles, and Kendrick Lamar.
14 She Was Caught Doing Something A Girl At 15 Shouldn't Be Doing
When Madonna first saw a photo of her young 15-year-old daughter engaging in a popular vice that's quite frowned upon these days, She was not happy. To add to the fire, not only was she caught doing this, but she was caught by the paparazzi.
According to therichest.com, Madonna was asked during a television interview about what she thought about the whole incident. She was embarrassed that they blind-sided her with this, but what embarrassed her, even more, is when she was forced to deny all claims that her daughter picked up the habit from her.
In terms of Lourdes' vices, Madonna said "I’m not very fond of — for anyone. I don’t approve of anyone smoking, most of all my daughter. I don’t smoke. That’s just an accessory, Harry. There’s a difference." She explained how her daughter picked up on the habit long before the paparazzi found her.
13 She Likes To Keep Her Personal Life Quiet
As a young woman, Lourdes wasn’t technically a celebrity, she was the child of a celebrity. It was thanks to her mother Madonna’s fame that hoisted her into the spotlight, and it is because of her mother’s fame that she was constantly hounded by the press and the paparazzi when it came to her personal life and what she did on the daily.
According to therichest.com, Lourdes is very private when it comes to her personal life, especially who she is dating.
Back in 2017, The Daily Mail spotted her out and about with a boy. They wrote, “This was not the first time the two have been seen together, back in July of 2016 the duo was spotted on a date, with the tattooed fellow wearing the same sandals with socks.”
To this day, that boy has remained a mystery.
12 But We Know She Dated Timothee Chalamet
In 2013, it was a common thing to see Lourdes walking around town and attending different events with her then-boyfriend Timothee Chalamet, who is best known for his role in Homeland as Finn Walden.
According to entitymag.com, the two met where most young teenagers meet, in high school. They were so smitten with one another that they didn’t even care that her mom was in the room when they began making out.
Not going to lie, that is a little awkward.
Sadly, their love was not to be. A year later, in 2014, the young teens split due to Timothee being seen kissing another woman that went to La Guardia High with them.
Though he broke her heart, the two still remain friends to this day.
11 She Became A Published Author At Seven
Writing is hard but getting published is even harder. There are people up there in age who are still trying to get one of their books published. For Lourdes, she made a lot of writers jealous when she became a published author at the young age of seven.
According to entitymag.com, Lourdes co-wrote a children’s book with her mother Madonna called The English Rose. The story centers around four girls who end up becoming jealous over another woman named Binah. They feel that Binah has a perfect life, which soon leads to jealousy and disapproval of Binah.
In the end, though, it turns out that Binah isn’t perfect. In fact, she is quite lonely.
10 She Once Helped Her Mother Backstage During A World Tour By Helping Sweaty Dancers Change
Lourdes seems to prove time-and-time again that she is not like a normal celebrity teen. She does not act entitled, nor does she take anything for granted.
According to therichest.com, the reasoning behind all this is because her mother makes her work for everything she has in her life. At one point in her young life, she even worked backstage during one of her mother’s worldwide tours.
Us Weekly quoted Lourdes having this to say about the whole experience: “Being in the wardrobe department meant me and a few other girls dressed the dancers during the show when they had quick changes. Thirty seconds to totally dress a sweaty dancer can be insane and provoke much anxiety. Doing this night after night was pretty crazy, but I loved every minute of it.”
9 She Made Polly Pocket Jealous With Her Purse Earrings
Madonna is known as the Queen of Pop and Style, which is why it must be a lot of pressure to be one of her children.
According to popsugar.com though, after the world caught a glimpse of her on the red carpet at the 15th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, it was obvious that she has her mother’s cutting-edge fashion style. Not only did she wear a sheer white dress that was an updated version of the dress her mother word in “Like A Virgin” and showed off her all-natural armpit hair, leg hair, and right breast, but she also had matching white heels, a snakeskin purse, and the most interesting and unique earrings.
At the end of her diamond-covered earrings that dropped down to her shoulders were two super tiny, super cute, fur-covered purses. It is unsure if the purses opened and served as an extra functional storage space, but if they did then that just made them even more epic.
8 She Wants To Show The World She Has Her Own Style
With Madonna as a mother, Lourdes has a ton of blocks on her shoulders. The world is constantly watching to see what she will do and become. One thing for sure though is that even if she decides to take the same paths as her mother did, they are not the same person. Lourdes has her own life, her own interests and of course, her own style.
According to therichest.com, Teen Vogue has this to say about the up-and-coming young teen: “With a mother who's been an inimitable fashion influence since the '80s, it's only natural of us to expect that she'd solidify her own trendsetter status early on. In her formative years, she loved to experiment with everything from funky socks and patterned leggings to neon blazers. As a teen, she stepped into an edgy phase full of ripped tights, moto-jackets, and über-cool combat boots. And now, as she enters her 20's, we're seeing a whole new side of Lola's style, and fashion-eccentric business ventures to match.”
7 She Likes To Go On Lavish Vacations
When one is a young teenager, they have parents who make millions, and access to those millions, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they are jetting around the world taking lavish vacations whenever they want.
According to therichest.com, when it comes to Lourdes and the rest of her siblings, they all like to treat themselves now and again to lavish vacations. There is one place they like to visit frequently though when they are not traveling the world, and that is Madonna’s hometown of Miami. Lourdes's favorite spot to frequent, when she is not working or in school, is South Beach.
According to People Magazine, Lourdes has quite a style when she is on the beach. They described her by writing: “She took a dip in the ocean wearing a black triangle-bikini top and matching bottoms that tie at the waist and accessorized with three necklaces: a choker, cross pendant, and beaded chain.”
6 She Attended La Guardia High School Of Music, Art, & Performing Arts
It is a common practice for celebrity children and childhood stars to be homeschooled due to their parents traveling so much. For young Lourdes though, she went to a high school for gifted children like herself.
According to tvovermind.com, at one point in her life, Lourdes Leon attended La Guardia High School of Music, Art, and The Performing Arts.
As the name suggests, this high school specializes in teaching gifted children visual arts as well as performing arts. It is in Manhattan, New York, and is home for hundreds of students who are fascinated with music and different arts.
5 She Is Particular About What She Eats
One of the many things Lourdes has gotten from her mom and dad is eating healthy.
There are a lot of bad habits now that younger children are getting involved in. One big problem is all the yummy, super unhealthy foods, such as fast food, candy, soda, sugary juices and so much more.
Teaching a child good habits such as eating healthy, can help them to avoid all those high carb cholesterol-filled foods that can cause serious health problems later on in life.
Which is why, according to tvovermind.com, Madonna and her ex Carlos have tried to teach their daughter, despite her young age, to eat healthily and to avoid falling into bad habits.
4 She Is Currently Attending Her Mother's Old Alma Mater
Although Madonna skipped the whole college experience, she has always dreamed that her children would know the importance of a good education and not follow in her footsteps.
According to therichest.com, when Lourdes decided to attend her old Alma Mater, the University of Michigan, she stood behind her 100%. Lourdes has the options to go to any city she wants, along with any school, but she chose to go to the one school in her mother’s home state.
Like mother, like daughter.
Madonna is all too thrilled that she has made this decision. She was even quoted by The New York Post saying: “I want my daughter to go to school there. I keep telling her, Ann Arbor is an awesome place."
3 She Models For Big Names Such As Stella McCartney
The world already knows that when it comes to vogue, Madonna is a natural. Well, according to entitymag.com, her daughter is following in her footsteps and becoming a pro also.
Back in 2016, Lourdes debuted her modeling profession by wearing famous designer, Stella McCartney. The campaign she modeled for promoted self-acceptance and positive vibes when it comes to social media.
During the event, Lourdes opened up about how she has no tolerance for criticism. “I go through this struggle myself, [where] women’s bodies have been made so public that everyone feels like they need to comment. I love when someone doesn’t pretend to be someone they are not,” she said.
2 She Has A Strong Work Ethic
As stated before, Madonna has made sure that her children do not grow up entitled and take things for granted. When it comes to Lourdes, she is nowhere near as petty as some other celebrity teens are at her age.
According to therichest.com, Lourdes credits her strong work ethics to her mother, who is always there making sure to keep her grounded.
Us Weekly even quoted her having this to say: “It's really a great experience to be able to work on a large production, traveling around like a family, setting up for an amazing show, and all having the same purpose.”
1 She Doesn't Let Negativity Rule Her Life
Lourdes has already proven time-and-time again that she could care less about what others think about her. She truly has her mother’s attitude, especially when it comes down to dealing with all the critics that she is surrounded by thanks to her mother’s popularity.
According to therichest.com, Madonna’s children know that they are always going to have the unfortunate luck of being constantly followed and critiqued wherever they go, but that doesn’t stop them from living their lives and being themselves.
People Magazine has quoted Lourdes in the past having this to say: “I have a lot of people judging my every move. It's important for me to not let it rule my life.”
Sources: Maizenbrew.com, metro.co.uk, thisisinsider.com, tvovermind.com, eonline.com, entitymag.com, popsugar.com, therichest.com