When you're the world's biggest pop star and a mother to a teenage girl, the lines of appropriateness probably become a little blurry. Madonna premiered her new concert film Madonna: The MDNA Tour earlier this week in New York, and her 16-year-old daughter Lourdes Leon and 12-year-old son Rocco Ritchie were there to help her celebrate. Us Weekly reports that Madonna was hanging out and having fun with her kids all night, but things got a little weird when Lourdes started making out with her boyfriend, Homeland actor Timothee Chalamet.
According to the source, Madonna didn't bat an eye when her teenage daughter started sucking face. Interesting.
Pretty sure sheer and terrifying embarrassment would have prevented me from doing anything like that in front of my mother as a teenager, but Lourdes obviously feels differently, and it may be because she sees her mother more as a friend, as a peer, than as an authority figure.
Not that kissing is BAD, it's just that as parents, most of us don't want to see our kids going at it. We assume it's happening, but it's another thing to witness it.
Who knows, maybe Madonna and Lourdes have a very open relationship and can talk about tough subjects like sex, drugs, and cone-bras with unusually open minds.
I mean, all Lourdes has to do is one simple Google search to learn about her mother's adventurous youth. (Truth or Dare, anyone?) You sort of can't skirt those issues when you're Madonna trying to raise a young lady.
But seeing as I'm not world famous and my daughter will have zero access to my teenage history, I can say with a comfortable amount of certainty that I'd be shocked if she made out in front of me. Shocked. And appalled.
Madonna and Lourdes definitely have a different kind of relationship, for better, and for worse.
What would you do if your teen made out in front of you?