EVERY Queen of Pop should have a castle, and in Madonna’s case she took that literally.
But after talking openly about her turbulent time in Portugal since moving to a £6million palace there two years ago to help son David with his dream of playing football for Benfica’s youth team, she is set for a fresh start.
After two turbulent years, Madonna has decided to abandon her home in Portugal[/caption]
Her period at the historic house inspired her acclaimed musical comeback with Madame X, but she has spent little time there since the album was released.
Now the owners of the 18th-century estate are selling it.
A source close to the singer said: “Madonna will be on her Madame X tour until March 2020 so hasn’t been spending much time at the palace she was renting in Portugal.
“David still has some school commitments there but as Madonna is on the road she isn’t there now and it’s not clear whether she plans on getting a new home in the area.”
The singer will be on tour until March next year ‘so hasn’t been spending much time at the palace she was renting’[/caption]
A source say she’s put the £6million historical home on the market[/caption]
The Madame X tour launched in New York last week and Madonna said on stage that life in Portugal had left her feeling lonely.
She explained: “I moved to Lisbon to be a soccer mom. I wanted to be a soccer mom. I thought it would be adventurous. But I found myself alone, without friends, a little bit bored.”
Madonna has previously said the region’s fado music inspired her to make Madame X. It includes several tracks on which she sings in Portuguese.
She was hurt when her previous album Rebel Heart was leaked in 2015, saying: “There are no words to describe how devastated I was.
Madonna had moved out to Portugal to help son David achieve his dream of playing football for Benfica’s youth team[/caption]
“It took me a while to recover, and put such a bad taste in my mouth I wasn’t really interested in making music. I felt raped.”
Between gigs, Madonna splits her time between homes in London, New York and LA.
There was never any danger of her living out of a suitcase in the local Travel Tavern.
During her tour’s debut performance, she explained that the move was meant to be adventurous, but it left her feeling ‘alone, without friends and a little bit bored’[/caption]
Rita shines in tinselgown
THERE are still 93 days until Christmas but Rita Ora appears to be ready early – dressing up for Milan Fashion Week like something I would top my tree with.
She is angelic in this white-and-silver dress which looks like it has tinsel on the neck and sleeves.
Rita Ora looked angelic, and a little bit too eager for Christmas, in a white-and-silver dress at Milan Fashion Week[/caption]
Prada won’t love my fashion notes, as the frock was custom-made for Rita and probably cost more than the average salary.
- THE summer’s top team of Ed Sheeran and Stormzy are still riding high at No1 and on course to spend a fifth week at the top of the charts this Friday with Take Me Back To London.
- DJ Regard is enjoying massive success with his summer dance anthem Ride It. It has zoomed up from No11 last week to No2.
- Take Me Back to London – Ed Sheeran and Stormzy
- Ride It – Regard
- Taste (Make It Shake) – Aitch
- Higher Love – Kygo and Whitney Houston
- Ladbroke Grove – AJ Tracey
- Sorry – Joel Corry
- Circles – Post Malone
- Dance Monkey – Tones and I
- Strike A Pose – Young T, Bugsey and Aitch
- 3 Nights – Dominic Fike
Maya’s Payne gain
IT’S not surprising Liam Payne’s ex Maya Henry was keen to give their romance a second chance if this picture is anything to go by.
The former One Direction star posted this topless selfie to help promote his clothes collection with Hugo Boss and new single Stack It Up.
Hunk Liam Payne posted a topless selfie to promote his clothes collection with Hugo Boss[/caption]
He’s spent the past few days in New York alongside the model, who rekindled her relationship with Liam earlier this summer.
Writing about her on Instagram over the weekend, Liam thanked her for “making me realise how perfect my life really is”. Sweet.
The singer rekindled his romance with model Maya Henry earlier this summer[/caption]
SAM Fender has announced his biggest tour to date after going to No1 with debut album Hypersonic Missiles.
The Geordie singer will play nine spring dates around the country, climaxing on April 3 at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena.
Vicky’s yo-no dieting
AFTER years of very public yo-yo dieting, Vicky Pattison is happy with her curves.
Vicky, who found fame on Geordie Shore, said: “I’m comfortable with myself now.
Vicky Pattison has vowed to stop yo-yo dieting and embrace her curves, saying that ‘as women, we shouldn’t be too hard on ourselves’[/caption]
“I love working out but I also love food.
“I’m naturally curvy and I’ve embraced who I am but also accept there’s always room for self improvement. As women, we shouldn’t be too hard on ourselves.”
Vicky, who has been busy filming MasterChef, Coach Trip and now Vicky Pattison No Filter on Quest Red, has recently partnered with Fridge Raiders chicken bites.
She said: “They’re perfect to snack on and high in protein.”
Liam ban lifted
FOR years there was one place safe from Liam Gallagher’s antics – but not now.
He was banned from London’s Groucho Club in 2006 after letting off a fire extinguisher in Paul Gascoigne’s face.
Liam Gallagher has had his 13-year ban lifted at London’s Groucho Club[/caption]
But after his model daughter Molly Moorish had her 21st birthday there, they’ve let him back.
A source said: “Relations have thawed and Liam begged the club to forgive him and hand back his membership card. But he’s been warned if there is any bother, he’ll be out on his ear again.”
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