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Madonna Explains Why She Left America & Moved to Portugal

Madonna Explains Why She Left America & Moved to Portugal

Madonna is explaining her decision to move to Portugal with four of her six children, David Banda and Mercy James, 12, and twins Stella and Esther, 5.

The superstar explained her reasoning in an interview with Vogue Italia.

“My son David, who is going to be 13 on September 24th, 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 explained. “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 – not that leaving America makes anything different or changes anything. I’ve lived in other places; I lived in London for 10 years. I like to put myself in uncomfortable situations and take risks.”

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  • Silly People

    Her face looks so bizarre.

  • KG2018

    That’s not what the story is about. Don’t be a jerk.

  • Kat

    She is a good mother she moved so he could get into football.

  • Stoni


  • Stoni

    And you aren’t being a jerk? Look inside yourself before you judge others.

  • parisjok

    her son still looks the same as a little boy. he is so tall and handsome and you can tell they both love each other very very much. he will make her very proud. good job mom

  • Jeff

    Still the queen!

  • MaisyDaisy

    Could it be that every idiot in the US has a gun?

  • cutitout

    No lies detected. If you want to excel in soccer then over seas is the place to be.

  • KumberLt

    She is amazing

  • NerdyBirdy

    I wish i could leave

  • Lalique Murano

    It’s “overseas”, not “over seas.” You’re welcome.

  • Lalique Murano

    Can’t wait for Madonna to start faking a Portuguese accent.

  • Wendy

    It’s the truth, the competition in soccer just isn’t the same if he wants to go professional.

  • sandy rose

    Madonna, Try insulting the heads of state in Portugal. You’ll get what u deserve.

  • OB ONE

    ummmm….buh bye

  • jimtokechoke

    well took long enough but the pos kept her word see ya