Madonna’s Daughter Mercy Turns 17!
The singer previewed the teen’s fun birthday party via her Instagram Stories on Monday.
“Happy Birthday Chifundo!” Madonna, 64, captioned party photos. “We love you!! My precious beautiful talented daughter.
The birthday girl posed in front of silver balloons spelling out her name as she rocked a floral dress.
Mercy’s celebration also included blue and purple balloons, as well as matching flowers and black candles.
The teenager appeared to be going out to dinner with her family members, ending her evening at home by singing Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” around a table.
Mercy’s brother, David, 17, and her twin sisters, Stella and Estere, 10, helped her ring in the special day.
Madonna’s other children, Lourdes, 26, and Rocco, 22, were apparently not at the party.
The Grammy winner recently spoke candidly about being a mother of six, admitting she “struggles to figure out how” to raise them.
“Growing up with a mother like me is a challenge,” she said in her cover story for three different European editions of Vanity Fair last week.
“It’s been the hardest, toughest battle,” Madonna added, calling motherhood a “work of art” that no one gets a “manual” for.
“You have to learn from your mistakes,” the Queen of Pop explained. “It’s a job that takes a lot of time. And it’s exhausting because there’s never any rest.
The interview came a year after Madonna’s eldest child called her a parent’s “control freak”.
“She controlled me all my life,” Lourdes told Interview magazine in October 2021. “I needed to be completely independent of her as soon as I graduated from high school.”
The model joked that she inherited her mother’s “control issues” but not her “work ethic”, referring to Madonna as the “hardest worker” she had ever seen.
Madonna gave birth to Lourdes and Rocco in 1996 and 2000 with trainer Carlos Leon and director Guy Ritchie, respectively.
She and Ritchie adopted David in 2006. After their divorce two years later, the “Like a Virgin” singer went on to adopt Mercy, Stella and Estere.