Madonna spoke to Oprah today via satellite from London about the new addition to her family, David. The show will air tomorrow, and we're hearing that audience members were left feeling sympathetic for Madge. She was apparently very frustrated with the media and all the fuss it's creating, hoping this won't discourage others from adopting. People reports:
The singer talked about the great lengths she went to in order to follow Malawi's proper adoption procedures and said she got no special treatment, according to audience members. "She said (of Yohane Banda), 'He looked at me straight in the eye and said I'm thankful for giving my son a future and a life because if he stayed with me I would have buried him,' " Carter says.
"Her biggest concern is that (the controversy) is going to stop other people from trying to adopt" from the region, says Susie Lazega, 38, of Atlanta. "That's her biggest worry."
On a happier note, Madonna showed photos of herself with her arms wrapped around daughter Lourdes, 10, son Rocco, 6, and David. Another photo showed the singer's husband Guy Ritchie lifting a beaming David up in the air. "They look like a happy, loving family. You see her two other children have embraced David," says Robin Ayoob, 54, of Philadelphia.
Madge also explains how this was not an impulsive decision and explains the details of their adoption. Probably more news on this tomorrow.