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Madonna's son David Banda, 18, towers over her in glittering flares

Guy Ritchie and Madonna's son is following in his mother's fashion footsteps

David Banda on stage during Madonna's tour in a fluffy green jacket
Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
15 April 2024
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Madonna is a doting mother to all six of her children, but she has a special place in her heart for her adopted son, David Banda, thanks to his fashion prowess, which the Material Girl icon has praised on several occasions.

We can see why Madonna is taken with her son's style! During a recent appearance, in support of his adoptive brother, Rocco Ritchie, 23, David showed off his passion for fashion, donning a pair of black sequin flares and a silky black shirt, open to his navel.

He accessorized with a collection of chunky rings and wore a heavy silver chain around his neck. Footwear-wise, David took a leaf out of Beyonce's cowboy inspired wardrobe, wearing pointed black boots.

Madonna with daughters Stella, Mercy and Estere and son David
Madonna with daughters Estelle, Mercy and Estere and son David

David's daring shirt accentuated his abs, suggesting he works hard at the gym – maybe even training with his ultra-fit mother, who still tackles intense performance routines at 65.

For the unveiling of Rocco's art exhibition, Madonna, David and Rocco were also joined by the star's daughters, twins Estelle and Estere, 11, and Mercy, 18, who all looked tiny compared to towering David, who stood head and shoulders above his mother and sisters.  

While David made a statement with his outfit, twins Estelle and Estere wore lowkey off-the-shoulder black dresses and monochrome shoes, while Mercy went for a ruffled teal dress.

Never one to fade into the background, Madonna wore a striking ensemble too, choosing to embrace the country and western trend in more outlandish way than her son, wearing a turquoise satin suit with a statement white cowboy hat.

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While she pulled out all the tops with her own outfit, Madonna is clearly inspired and impressed by David's style, telling Jimmy Fallon in 2022: "He can put on any outfit and look swag as you know what. It's really irritating. He wears my clothes and looks better in them."

Madonna and David Banda snuggling on stage© Getty
Madonna and David have a close bond

Incredibly close to her adopted son, Madonna spoke of their bond in an interview with British Vogue in 2019, revealing: "He's the one I have the most in common with. I feel like he gets me; he has more of my DNA than any of my children so far."

David Banda's life

Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie adopted David from Malawi in 2006, when he was one year old, although the adoption process wasn't finalised until May 2008, when he was two. 

Following controversy surrounding her adoption of David in the late aughts, Madonna released a statement stressing she would be "committed to maintaining an ongoing relationship with David’s Malawian roots."

Madonna on an outing with her son David© Instagram
Madonna on an outing with her son David Banda

Madonna and David are extremely close, and he regularly appears on stage with her, dancing as well as playing the guitar – it seems he is as multi-talented as his mother!

He has appeared in stage productions at school and played football, with Madonna gushing to Vogue: "What [David] has more than anything is focus and determination. I’m pretty sure he got it from me.” 

David Banda's siblings

Davis is the middle child among Madonna's six children. Lourdes Leon, 27, came first, followed by Madonna and Guy Ritchie's only biological child, Rocco Ritchie, 23.

Photo shared by Madonna on Instagram March 2024 with her son David Banda while attending "The Party" hosted by Guy Oseary© Instagram
David and Madonna are both fashion fans

After adopting David, Madonna went on to adopt his younger sister, 18-year-old Mercy, and twin girls, Estere and Estelle, 11.

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