We know Madonna has never been one to stick to conventions, so it's no surprise that that sentiment has rubbed off on her children.
Madonna and her 21-year-old daughter Lourdes Leon, who she had with Cuban actor Carlos Leon, shared a sweet moment on New Year's Eve that has the internet talking.
It seems like just yesterday that Madonna was pregnant with Leon, who was named after the city of healing and miracles.
"At first I was a little bit shocked but then I thought, this is a little bit perfect because I'm getting two things I want more than anything, at the same time," the pop icon shared with Oprah Winfrey in 1997 when she sat down for an interview.
Madonna, who was 38 at the time, couldn't have been more thrilled about her new addition.
"When I look into my daughter's eyes right now, I feel that I'm being healed," Madonna said on Oprah all those years ago. "Because I didn't have a mother that I could grow up looking into the eyes of, I couldn't recognize myself in [my mom], I couldn't see myself in her. So now I look into my daughter's eyes and I see that recognition, and it is so extraordinary, that feeling, and I think that it is going to heal a lot of the pain that I felt growing up without a mother."
Mother's Day in 1996 was bittersweet for her, because she felt her baby girl kick for the first time, which brought joy she had never previously felt on the day.
Years later, in 1998, the "Material Girl" singer admitted that, "I feel like I'm starting my life all over in some ways. My daughter's birth was like a rebirth for me."
Motherhood has given the music icon an eye-opening experience about life.
"My daughter is a daily reminder of the issues I have to work on—being too consumed with the way I look and what people think of me, feeling insecure, all that stuff," she shared with Oprah in 2004.
It wasn't the celebrity resemblance that had people in an uproar over the mother-daughter photo, but the young woman's choice of how she managed her body hair.