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Madonna Admits She’s a Hopeless Romantic on ‘Nightline’

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So did we learn anything during Madonna‘s much-ballyhooed appearance on ‘Nightline?’ We didn’t find out what she thinks of Lady Gaga — that’ll come on today’s ‘Good Morning America.’ Foiled!

But the ‘Nightline’ chat was not all for naught. Madge did say she is a hopeless romantic, still! The ‘Material Girl’ said, “I have fallen in love with people who have made big sacrifices for me, maybe not as big as I’ve wanted. And I’ve made big sacrifices. I know there is no such thing as perfect love … I am a hopeless romantic. Why not?”

Madonna actually turned the tables when asked her about her much younger man, Brahim Zaibat. She answered with a question, asking interviewer Cynthia McFadden if people are bored with wondering about her propensity for dating younger men at this point, which has been her pattern. She thinks nothing of it, saying, “I don’t want to live my life on my own. I love being a mother. My children fill me up in many ways and inspire me in many ways, but I need a partner in life. I’ve never lived a conventional life, so it’s foolish to think I am going to make conventional choices.” Said only like Madonna could!

Madonna also addressed the criticism about Wallis Simpson and King Edward, the titular characters in her directorial debut ‘W.E.,’ being Nazi sympathizers, saying she doesn’t believe they were and that there is no empirical evidence of such a fact. She said she ended up loving Simpson, identifying with “her ability to survive against all odds.”

Madge also revealed that being a mom to a teenager means Lourdes gives her guff. Case in point: Madonna  dressed in a bejeweled, Dolce & Gabbana corset with fishnets and a cape for a ‘W.E.’ premiere and loved the look, but her 15-year-old daughter Lourdes promptly instructed her to change, saying “That’s not director!” Madge looked in the mirror and realized her offspring was right and she wore something else.

She also said that her Super Bowl performance is requiring her to think differently about staging and setup, since there are so many rules, regarding lines of site and the fact that she is performing in a dome.

More tomorrow … Like finding out what she has to say about Gaga!

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