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Madonna admits to parenting troubles

She’s one of the highest earning pop stars of all time, but when it comes to motherhood Madonna admits parenting is a struggle.

Speaking on US talk show Good Morning America to promote her new documentary Madonna: The MDNA Tour, the 54-year-old admits she’s found it hard to manage her kids as they grow older, saying like many teens her daughter Lourdes won’t talk to her.

“Ever since my daughter got an iPhone she stopped talking to me,” says Madonna. “Seeing my daughter at 16 – it’s kind of uncomfortable. She’s still my little girl and she’s also a woman.”

The singer, who is also mother to Rocco (12) and her adopted children Mercy (8) and David (7), said her son Rocco is also growing up quickly saying he had facial hair and was “looking at girl’s butts”.

Both Rocco and Lourdes feature in the documentary. Her daughter is shown working in the wardrobe department where she had the job of undressing the male dancers.

“It had its unglamorous moments. They’re disgusting and they’re sweaty and they’re rude. She took her job very seriously,” Madonna said in the interview.

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