Madonna Asks Gwyneth Paltrow To Help Welcome Mercy In Style

Inspired by the beautiful room that Gwyneth Paltrow created for her daughter Apple, Madonna asked the actress to lend a hand in decorating the most glamorous “princess” room for Mercy, The Sun reports.

The singer is currently in the process of renovating her New York townhouse and has vast plans for decorating her newest child’s bedroom including “porcelain dolls, antique teddy bears, a library of leather-bound children’s books and ancient maps of Africa to adorn the walls.”

A source revealed: “As well as all the items inside, she’s also commissioned a mini Georgian-style treehouse for Mercy and David in her garden [and] has been filling Mercy’s wardrobe at the same time. She’s stocked up on cashmere sweaters, dresses and silk tunics and has had a new charm bracelet made for her. It features a miniature bell, a Statue of Liberty, a map of Africa and lockets with photos of everyone in her new family.”

It looks as though Lourdes, Madonna’s oldest child is also excited about her new sister: “She’s really looking forward to having a little girl in the house she can care for. She’s bought piles of leggings, hipster T-shirts, tutus and trainers for the new arrival.”

Madonna was finally given permission to adopt 4-year-old Mercy from Malawi last week after months of negotiations. The little girl will join siblings Lourdes, 12, Rocco, 8, and David, 3. Her son David Banda was also adopted from Malawi in 2006.

Filed under: Gwyneth Paltrow,Madonna

Photo credit: Flynet

  • Sanja

    Personally, I’d rather be with my daughter at what is surely a stressful time for her. But if Madonna feels that it’s more important to decorate on the other side of the world…

    • Anonymous

      She doesn’t necessarily have to be in New York to be decorating her house. And I don’t think even the material girl herself would leave her baby girl she fought so hard to get to decorate her room. I respected Madonna as a mom and wish everyone would just get off her back and let her love and raise her kids adopted and other wise. I’m not a fan of hers at all but I can recognizes that she’s doing good by these kids

  • Anonymous

    Bypassing the laws of the country and opening up the possibility for child trafficking does not equal a good mother. The lower courts were correct and had the best interest of the child(ren) (for all of those who come after Madonna) at heart.

  • Anya

    Madonna did not fly in, run along a street, and snatched up a child from someone’s arms. She went through the legal application process which took years and it was the courts who finally decided in her favor, not her. Every adoption is done on a case by case basis, so just because one family is approved that doesn’t automatically mean that next will. I think it’s sad that this adoption is first of the year and we are already half-way through the year. Malawi needs to step up and modify and clarify their laws to both ensure the safety of the children that need to be adopted and also certify that prospective parents are fit to adopt. Other countries have done so without the need of residency.

    Everyone gets so caught up with hating Madonna, but I believe she is a good mother and is concerned with her kids’ well-being. This story is probably completely fabricated, but that besides the point. I could care less how the girl’s room is decorated or not.

    And Madonna has never left her children behind when she travels, I don’t see why she should start now. She will be with Mercy and with her other three children as she always has.

    On the other hand. Mr Ritchie is praised but he hasn’t bothered to fly in and see his children in months. So why is she ostracized and why is he lauded?

Latest Dish