AceShowbiz - Madonna has thanked her father for "giving (her) life" in a sweet social media post in honour of his 90th birthday.
The "Hung Up" hitmaker and five of her six children - Lourdes, 24, Mercy and David, 15, and eight-year-old twins Stella and Estere - reunited with the star's father Silvio Ciccone this week (ends06Jun21) to mark his milestone birthday.
And after spending Silvio's special day with him on his vineyard, Madonna - whose 20-year-old son Rocco was not present at the family get together - took to Instagram to pay tribute to her father.
In one post, which featured a montage of video clips from his 90th birthday celebration, Madonna wrote, "My father is a survivor growing up as an Italian Immigrant in the US and living thru many traumas but always working hard for everything he had…."
"He taught me the importance of hard work and earning one's way in life.............Again I thank you. It was so special to spend your 90th birthday with you and my children in your vineyard. #happybirthday #ohfather #thestrangers @cicconevineyard. (sic)"
A second post showed a video from 2004 when Silvio joined Madonna backstage during her Re-Invention World Tour.
Leading a group prayer before the concert started, Silvio said in the clip, "Heavenly father, thank you for the blessings you bestow on all of us, the life you have given us, the air we breathe, the people we spend our life with; give them strength to endure and to go on with their performance. Thank you for all your blessings, amen."
And Madonna, 62, captioned the post, "Heavenly Father (Dad). Thank you for giving me life........ And all other Blessings you've bestowed upon me. Happy 90th Birthday! You are the O.G. #happybirthday #dad #prayer #reinventiontour. (sic)"