The Real Reason Why Madonna Moved To Portugal At Age 60

Madonna has revealed her son’s soccer career is not the sole reason for moving to Europe.

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Madonna has moved her four youngest children to Portugal not only to support and facilitate her son’s soccer growing career but to escape Donald Trump.

In an interview with Vogue Italy, the music icon hit the nail on the head when she stated that “this is not America’s finest hour”, a clear reference to the US President.

 “I felt like we needed a change, and I wanted to get out of America for a minute — as you know, this is not America’s finest hour.”

Madonna, who turns 60 this month, moved to Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, along with her Malawi-born children David Banda, 12, Mercy James, 12, and twins Stella and Esther, five.

The decision came from her eager wish to have her son David realise his dreams of becoming the next Cristiano Ronaldo.

“My son David, who is going to be 13 on September 24, has wanted to play soccer professionally for years. I’ve been desperate to get him into the best academies with the best coaches, but the level of football in America is much lower than the rest of the world.”

Madonna adopted David from Malawi in 2006.

“I saw his frustration, and I also felt it was a good time. I felt like we needed a change, and I wanted to get out of America for a minute — as you know, this is not America’s finest hour.”

The music legend went on to talk about her new status as a “soccer mom”, saying that is not easy at all.

“Any woman who is a soccer mom could say it kind of requires you to have no life in a way, because things change from week to week and games change from weekend to weekend — sometimes they’re in the city, sometimes they’re not, and we would never know until Thursday night whether they’re on Saturday or Sunday, if at twelve o’clock or later. It’s impossible to make plans, and then you feel like you’re not being fair to your other kids, or being fair to me!”

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Her only wish is for her kids to “be good human beings” while following their dreams.

“A lot of people say to me, ‘You must really want your son to be a successful soccer player, your oldest daughter (Lourdes) to be a dancer, Rocco to be a painter. And I always say no, what I want my children to be is loving, compassionate, responsible human beings. That’s all I want. I don’t care what the vehicle is, I just want them to be good human beings that treat other human beings with dignity and respect, regardless of skin colour, religion, gender.”

“This is the most important thing, you know what I mean? If they happen to be the next Picasso or Cristiano Ronaldo, then great, that’s just the cherry on the cake.”

Madonna is currently working on her next album, which will be released by the end of the year.