Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Madonna I Hid Kiss from My Lourdes

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Madonna I Hid Kiss from My Lourdes

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Byline: JAMES LANGTON

MADONNA has revealed how she kept her controversial kisses with rival pop stars Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera secret from her seven-year-old daughter Lourdes.

The 45-year-old mother of two shocked television audiences with the full on the lip embraces during a performance of her hit, Like a Virgin, at this year's MTV video awards.

But she claimed Lourdes, who joined her on stage dressed as a flower girl for the start of the song, did not witness the steamy clinch. "As soon as she got off stage she was whisked away in a car and went home.

So she doesn't know anything," Madonna said.

The singer, who is married to British film director Guy Ritchie, insisted the kisses were just "ironic, because I was playing the groom and I had two brides, so we were operating at many levels. It was like a passing on of the baton, so to speak".

Madonna also revealed she wanted to send Lourdes to a convent school in Ireland, joking on American late-night television that she was keen for her to "learn the finer points of needle point". …

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