Madonna Gets Candid About Her Struggles With Motherhood

Motherhood is hard, even for Madonna.

The 64-year-old Queen of Pop may make everything look so easy but she struggles with raising kids, just like all parents. She revealed as much in her cover story for Vanity Fair’s Icon issue, released in Italian, French, and Spanish versions.

Parenting Is ‘The Hardest Battle’

“It has been the most difficult, the hardest battle,” Madonna, who has six children, admitted. She has a 26-year-old daughter, Lourdes, with ex-boyfriend Carlos Leon; a 22-year-old son, Rocco, with ex-husband Guy Ritchie; and four more kids adopted from Malawi: David, 17, Chifundo “Mercy,” 16, and twins Estere and Stella, 10.