What You Don’t Know About Madonna’s Children
Madonna was in a relationship with fitness trainer-turned-actor Carlos Leon for three years, from 1994 to 1997. While their relationship didn’t work out, Carlos and Madonna welcomed their daughter, Lourdes Leon, in October 1996, per the Los Angeles Times.
Carlos has spoken about his relationships with both Madonna and Lourdes through the years, and has admitted that when it comes to disciplining their daughter, he usually leaves the harder parts up to her mom. In 2011, Carlos told Access Hollywood Live that Madonna is definitely the parent who makes sure rules are followed and that the arrangement really works for them. As he put it, “[Madonna] is the disciplinarian and I’m the one that listens. It works out perfectly. Again, we have this great communication with our daughter. We’re on the same track with her.”
Carlos has also said that he and Lourdes are close, and his daughter even gives him fashion advice. As he once told Hello! Magazine, “I wore a pair of jeans once, and they weren’t as skinny as I usually wear them, and she was like, ‘Oh my God, Dad, those pants are so ugly. Please change your pants.” Carlos added that he, of course, changed the pants.