“I did a show at Madison Square Garden the other night if you heard about it. And my ex-husband was there! Could you imagine?” Madonna, 57, told the crowd at the Barclays Center.
“He had been at my show 30 years earlier when I was at Madison Square Garden, and he was very upset with me for wearing a costume that was too revealing. That’s not a lie!” she mused of Penn, whom she divorced in 1989 after four famously rocky years of marriage. “Anyway, after the show he wrote me a letter and said he finally appreciates my art. And that is what I have to say about marriage, okay!? Thirty f–king years later.”
As previously reported, the Gangster Squad actor, 55, attended Madonna’s NYC concert on Sept. 17. The Oscar-winning actor also introduced his daughter, model Dylan Penn, to his ex backstage. (The Oscar winner shares Dylan, 24, and son Hopper, 22, with his second ex-wife, Robin Wright.)
“She had never met Madonna before, but Madonna was really sweet to her,” an insider previously told Us Weekly. “Madonna and Sean have stayed close friends over the years, so of course she embraced Dylan.”
Madonna’s longtime BFF has also come out to support her. On Saturday night, Younger actress Debi Mazar — a pal since Madonna’s pre-fame days — rocked out to the singer’s greatest hits in the front row. In honor of the special occasion, Madonna even dedicated the song “True Blue” to her. (Mazar, 51, appeared in the song’s 1986 music video.)
“She is my oldest friend,” Madonna gushed on stage. “Deb, you better sing! I have spies.” (Spoiler Alert: A visibly touched Mazar indeed sang along in the audience!)
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