Madonna has spent the past few days with ex-husband Sean Penn in Haiti with her son Rocco Richie.
The 55-year-old Empress of pop (that that Lady Blah Blah) was invited by the ambassador-at-large for the earthquake-ravaged country, 53, in the hopes that she’ll start a charity foundation there – which would presumably be similar to ‘Raising Malawi’.
The actor said in a phone call to the AP from Haiti on Monday : “She’s here, she’s seeing, she’s made the effort to come here, and I’m thrilled by that,” before adding: “She has a unique platform, and wherever she chooses to bring that to, it’s very well.”
There’s speculation that Madge might be thinking of adopting from Haiti and that a Thanksgiving turkey’s not the only thing Sean’s going to be stuffing tomorrow – as it were.
Baby Brahim Zaibat’s been back in France for months now (he’s doing the French version of Dancing With The Stars), so we can officially call time on that relationship.
A part of me desperately wants Madonna to find happiness in her love life ; and in so many ways Sean is her soul-mate, professional social and intellectual equal and probably the best sex she’s ever had in her entire life to date as well.
He said on Monday that they have a “great friendship” and even after their rocky marriage ended in divorce in ’89 – almost twenty-four years ago – they never really lost contact.
But with people whispering that they’re back together, many have rightly raised concerns over the fact that Sean tied his then-wife to a chair and beat her for hours in a horrifying attack in December 1989 – two years after he hit her across the head with a baseball bat.
Whilst that’s obviously appalling, Sean has changed since then – he’s channelling his anger and frustration with the world outwards by helping others rather than turning it inwards and drinking around the clock or beating people to a pulp.
Personally I think that we could be seeing them re-marrying and Sean running for President of the United States or something crazy – with Madonna as his supportive, yet steely wife.
Stranger things have happened but Madge is a shrewd, much older and wiser woman than she was back when they were married the first time and I think we don’t have any cause for concern – if there’s even a whiff of the old Sean she’ll leave.