Madonna's outrageous gypsy-themed birthday party

Madonna turned 57 on 16 August in typically flamboyant fashion surrounded by handsome young men. Her children, Lourdes, 18, and Rocco, 15, plus nine-year-olds Mercy and David, who both were adopted from Malawi, also threw themselves into the fun.


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For her gypsy-themed party, the Queen of Pop wore a see through black gown, with a floral head dress. The centrepiece of the celebrations was a bar featuring a huge letter M in lights.

She was presented with a cake featuring a figurine dressed in her style with leopard-print knickers and a red top. It was emblazoned with the words 'Rebel Heart', which is the title of her latest album and a reference to her free-spirited ways.

Madonna posted pictures of the whole event with captions in praise of Leos and thanking her 'rebel hearts', as she also calls her fans, for their good wishes.

Madonna and her 'princess' Lourdes

The other important Leo in her life is son Rocco, who turned 15 last week at a birthday bash thrown by the pop star and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie.

In a clip posted to Instagram the proud parents looked on as the teenager blew out his birthday candles. Madonna was seen holding the cake while everyone sang. Then the film director tenderly put his arm around his eldest son and gave him a kiss on his head.

Madonna with some of her handsome young friends

A few days ahead of her own birthday Madonna also shared a throwback picture with her other ex-husband Sean Penn, who was born on 17 August. She had written: "It's almost our birthdays. Two Leos", noting that the black and white photo was taken by another Leo, well-known photographer Herb Ritts.

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