'Saturday Sesh'! Madonna's Twin Daughters Stella and Estere Prep for Soccer Practice in Adorable Photo
Madonna shared an adorable picture on Saturday of her 4½-year-old twin daughters Stella and Estere, gearing up for soccer practice
Future sports superstars!
Dressed in full uniform and brightly colored sneakers, both smiling girls have one foot placed on a soccer ball for the cute Instagram pic.
“Goin in! ⚽️♥️⚽️♥️⚽️♥️⚽️♥️⚽️♥️⚽️ Saturday Sesh! 🤡🤡,” the legendary entertainer, 58, wrote for the photo caption.
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Last week, the mother of six shared more snaps of her daughters and their older brother David Banda, 11.
“Big. Brothers Are the Best!!” the singer wrote alongside a sweet pic of David and the girls sitting on a bike.
The “Material Girl” singer also shared another photo of David dressed in soccer regalia with the caption, “We are Always Raising Malawi!!”
“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,” Madonna wrote.
“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!”
Madonna also adopted David and daughter Mercy James, 11, from the African country. In July, she opened the country’s first-ever pediatric surgery and intensive care center in Malawi, which she named The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care.
At the opening ceremony, Madonna recalled the difficult three-and-a-half year journey she went through to call Mercy her own after first adopting David in 2006.
“I met Mercy soon after I met my son David, but they were living in different orphanages. David was in Mchinji in Home of Hope, and Mercy was here in Blantyre at Kondanani,” Madonna told the audience at the Queen Central Hospital.
“Mercy was suffering from malaria, and David from pneumonia. And when I held each of them in my arms, I whispered in their ears, that I would look after them. And I promised them that they would grow up into strong and healthy adults,” she added.
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The superstar went up against tough adoption laws, which require a person to reside in the country for at least a year prior to bringing a child home. Her relationship status also played a role in the struggle.
“I was granted permission to adopt David first. And some time later, I filed a petition to adopt Mercy,” the seven-time Grammy winner said.
“But this time, the judge who was presiding said no,” Madonna recalled. “I was recently divorced, and she informed me, as a divorced woman, I was not fit to raise children and that Mercy James was better off growing up in an orphanage.”
Mercy was placed at Children’s Village following the death of her teenage mother.
“If you know me, you can imagine how I received this information,” Madonna said. “It’s true, I am a freedom fighter. I am a feminist. I am a rebel heart. But I am also a compassionate and intelligent human being. And if you cannot give me a logical reason for the word ‘no,’ then I will not accept the word ‘no.’ I hired a team of lawyers, and I took my case to the supreme court, and it was not an easy battle.”
“And I believe that if you want something badly enough in life, the universe will conspire to help you get it,” she continued. “It may not be exactly when you want it, it may not come exactly when you think it’s gonna come. It may not come in the package that you want it. But if you persevere, you will win.”