Madonna Says It’s ‘A Family Affair’ as She Celebrates Thanksgiving with 5 of Her Children

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Madonna / Instagram Madonna with her five children

Madonna is spending time with her family this holiday season.

The singer, 63, celebrated Thanksgiving Thursday with five of her children: son David, 16, who she shares with Guy Ritchie; Lourdes’ daughter, 25, shares it with Carlos Leon; As well as her daughters Mercy, 15, and twins Esther and Stella, 9.

Her eldest son, Rocco, 21, who she also shares with Ritchie, appeared to be missing from the festivities.

“It’s a family affair πŸ’›πŸπŸ’›πŸ‚πŸ’› #givingthanks #slyandthefamilystone,” she captioned a video documenting her Thanksgiving gathering, which included food, music, dancing and time outdoors.

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The “Like a Virgin” artist also documented the celebrations on her Instagram Story, sharing a video of Mercy playing the piano and a photo of David playing the guitar.

Next to each post, I wrote “Thankful”.

Madonna thanks

Madonna thanks

Madonna / Instagram Mercy plays the piano on Thanksgiving Day

Madonna thanks

Madonna thanks

Madonna / Instagram David plays guitar on Thanksgiving

Madonna’s posts come hours after the singer blasted Instagram to delete photos of her, which showed her standing on a bed wearing black underwear and fishnets with a heart-shaped emoji to cover her left chest.

She previously shared the photos on her account on Wednesday without the emoji but clarified in her Thanksgiving post that the company removed them due to nipple violations.

β€œIt still amazes me that we live in a culture that allows every inch of a woman’s body except the nipple to be displayed. As if that were the only part of a woman’s anatomy that could be sexualized. The nipple feeding the baby! She wrote in her post.” Considering a man’s nipple sexy?? !! And what about a woman’s ass that is never uncensored anywhere. With thanks for being able to maintain my sanity through four decades of censorship… . “

Targeting the Thanksgiving holiday, the singer added, “Perfectly timing with the lies we’ve been brought up to believe about pilgrims breaking bread in peace with Native American Indians when they landed at Plymouth Rock! God bless America πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ β™₯️❌ #artistsareheretodisturbthepeace.”

Madonna, Rocco Ricci, Lord Lyon and family

Madonna, Rocco Ricci, Lord Lyon and family

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The last time Madonna’s children appeared on her Instagram was in August, when she shared family photos from her 63rd birthday party.

She called it an “Extravaganza of the Sixth Century,” and in one post, she included a family portrait in a gallery of snapshots with everyone dressed differently for the occasion, writing, “Under the spell of the Byzantine Empire…………. …….. πŸ’πŸ‹πŸŠπŸ‰πŸ‡πŸŽβœοΈ.”

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In 2017, Madonna gave fans a rare look into her personal and family life for the PEOPLE cover story, months after welcoming her two youngest children through adoption from Malawi.

She said at the time about her “inexplicable” attraction to her children. It’s like saying, ‘Why do you fall in love with the people you love? “You look into someone’s eyes, you feel their soul, you feel touched by them – that’s all.”

“Sometimes I’d close my eyes and just think, ‘Why isn’t my kitchen full of dancing kids?'” “You remember at that time a lot of children who needed a home.” I thought, ‘What am I waiting for? Just do it. “”

The pop legend has also opened up about how her older children adapted to their extended family at the time. β€œMaybe there was [a feeling of]”Oh, we have to share you with more people,” Madonna said at the time – not jealousy, but adjustment. In the end, everyone was supportive. Lola said, “Mom, if that’s what you want and it will make you happy, let’s go.” “

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