Madonna has bought her daughter an apartment in New York for her 16th birthday.
Lourdes Leon celebrated the landmark coming of age birthday on October 14 - while her pop superstar mother was in the middle of her 'MDNA' tour - and Madonna decided the property would be the perfect gift for her daughter. A source told the Daily Star
: "Lourdes was thrilled. She wants it done up to her taste and then it'll be decided who shares with her and when she moves in."
The apartment is located is a few blocks from her family home on the Upper East side of Manhattan "in a secure block with a lot of security and access to a swimming pool and gym." The expensive gift comes shortly after it was reported their relationship had become strained
, with Lourdes rebelling against Madonna, 54, and threatening to move in with her father Carlos Leon.
Earlier this month, Madonna talked about her relationship with her children - Lourdes, Rocco, 12, her son with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, and adopted kids Mercy James, six, and David Banda, seven - and her passion for her career, and hinted her eldest daughter wouldn't be living at home for much longer.
She said: "My children are my first priority and because they are older I can't take them with me on the road everywhere. I really feel I would be an irresponsible parent if I didn't stop my tour and spent time with them. My daughter is going to be leaving home soon."
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