“Well, it can also be more than just sexual, um, appendages. I don’t necessarily like to use the word lover because it sounds like they just come over and have sex with you. I aspire to more than that, and I need more than that. Respect for women and understanding that everything must be earned. Those are two big ones. Someone to share my inner life with. That’s extremely important. It’s also important that my children admire and respect this partner that I would choose for myself. Especially for my sons, who have their father [ex-husband Guy Ritchie], but they need a male role model as well. So I need to keep this in mind: What is this person modeling to my sons, what kind of man is he, what values does he have, what energy is he giving off? Because they are impressionable. It’s so important.”
Am I the only one who completely does not buy the fact that Madonna goes for her “lovers” because of their looks (and probably their wang size?)? Because if she was really interested in fostering relationships that were good examples for her kids – benchmarks so to speak – she might choose boyfriends that are a little bit closer to her peer age group than that of her high school-aged kids, eh?
Photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar