People across the world celebrated the 63rd birthday of legendary pop star Madonna on Monday, Aug. 16. You can add popular television personality, Kelly Ripa, to that list.
Ripa took to social media on Aug. 16 to wish the beloved singer and actress a happy birthday. On Instagram, Ripa shared a photo of her standing next to “The Material Girl” in honor of the singer’s special day. They are smiling as Madonna holds Ripa’s son, Joaquin. The photo is almost two decades old. However, it is certainly a memorable moment for Ripa.
Frankly, having Madonna hold your child in a photo while you stand next to her would be a memorable moment for any fan of the “Evita” star.
Here’s what Kelly Ripa had to say about the photo she shared on Instagram: “@madonna and child 🥳 Happy Birthday M … guys, to be clear, it’s not Joaquin’s birthday, it’s @madonna’s. (18 years ago).”
Unsurprisingly, Kelly Ripa’s birthday message to Madonna was a popular post. As of the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 17, the post had received almost 63,000 likes.
Kelly Ripa Joined in on the Celebrations for Madonna’s Birthday
If you’re an Outsider of a certain age, Madonna is a timeless figure in your mind. For many of us, she is the woman who shocked us with her daring music videos during the 1980s and 1990s. She is the woman who shocked us with her daring live performances throughout her career. And, judging by the photos she shared on her birthday, “The Queen of Pop” has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.
Frankly, she looks much younger than her 63 years. You can see just how timeless she looks in photos she posted to her Instagram. As part of her birthday celebration, Madonna shared photos of a trip she took to Italy. She added the caption, “Let the birthday games begin.”
According to IMDb, Madonna was born on Aug. 16, 1958, in Bay City, Michigan. Her given name at birth was Madonna Louise Ciccone. In 1978, she moved to New York City. While living in the Big Apple, she had the chance to work with Alvin Ailey, one of the most respected choreographers in American history.
He also worked with Pearl Lang’s Dance Company. In 1982, Madonna’s demo tapes were shared with Sire Records. This began what has been one of the most famous entertainment careers in history.
While she was holding Kelly Ripa’s son in Ripa’s social media post, Madonna is the mother of six children herself. These are Lourdes Leon, Carlos Leon, Rocco Ritchie, David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie, Mercy James Ciccone, Stella Ciccone, and Estere Ciccone.