LONDON - Every parent knows what it’s like to lose a connection with their children as they become obsessed with their cellphones.

And even Madonna is not immune, as she confesses in a revealing new interview.

“I made a mistake when I gave my older children phones when they were 13, the mother-of-six tells Vogue. “It ended my relationship with them, really.

“Not completely, but it became a very, very big part of their lives.”

To avoid repeating the same mistake, the pop icon has stopped her adopted son David, 13, a footballer at the Benfica academy in Portugal, from having a phone.

In an interview to promote her new single Medellin, she praises her eldest child, Lourdes, but suggests the 22-year-old is lazy when it comes to making her way in the world. “She is insanely talented,” Madonna says. “She’s incredible at everything she does.

“But she doesn’t have the same drive and, again, I feel social media plagues her and makes her feel like, ‘People are going to give me things because I’m (Madonna’s) daughter’.

“Does she have the same drive that I have? No. But she also has a mother and I didn’t. She grew up with money and I didn’t. So everything is going to be different.” 

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