Stelle Ciccone- The adopted twin daughter of Madonna

Who is Stelle Ciccone?

Stelle Ciccone is an adopted celebrity child born in a lower-class family and further lost her biological mother during her childhood.

The future seemed dark for Stelle and her twin sister, Estere Ciccone, because of their loss, but their fate took a big U-turn when Madonna, the pop legend, decided to adopt them.

Stelle might have never wondered that she would fall under the wings of such a renowned celebrity. But, God had other alternatives mappe out for her and her twin sister as both of them live a lavish life filled with all sorts of luxuries and comfort they desire.

Furthermore, Stelle got adopted at four, along with her twin sister Esther. The famous pop star’s six children, David, Mercy, Stelle, and Estere, got adopted.

Keep reading to find out detailed information on Stelle Ciccone’s life.

Stelle Ciccone biography
Stelle Ciccone biography

Quick facts

Full nameStelle Cicco
BirthdayAugust 24, 2012
Age10 years old
Sun signVirgo
TraitsPositive– Perfectionist, wise, witty, and independent
Negative– Overthinking, insecure, and scrutinizing
BirthplaceMalawi, East Africa
Currently residingLos Angeles, California, USA
ParentsAdam Mwale,
Patrica Mwale,
Madonna (adopter)
GrandparentsNo information
SiblingsLourdes Leon, 
Rocco Ritchie, 
David Banda, 
Mercy James, 
Stelle Ciccone, and
Estere Ciccone
Marital statusSingle
ChildrenNot applicable
EducationHigh school
Net worthNo information
Social mediaInstagram
Eye colorBlack
Hair ColorBlack

Early life

Stelle Ciccone with mother Madonna and twin sister Estere CIccone

Stelle Ciccone is a twin born in Malawi on August 24, 2012, to Adam and Patricia Mwale.

Stelle is a Virgo. A Virgo woman is a Perfectionist, wise, witty, and independent; however, she is overthinking, insecure, and scrutinizing.

Stelle’s biological mother, Patricia, died due to excessive bleeding while giving birth to the twins. Her father is a farmer. Due to her father’s inability to provide for them, Stelle Ciccone and Estere, the twins, were placed in an orphanage called “Home Of Hope.”

However, stelle’s father used to check up on his daughters every day.

The twins were taken to New York in 2017 after Madonna adopted Stelle. However, adoption was only officially permitted after a year together, as per the court. 

Family of Stelle Ciccone

Adam Mwale (biological father)

According to Adam, everyone assured him that Madonna would only foster his daughters, and he was in the dark as he did not know how this move would be permanent.

However, sources claim that Adam already married a new woman after the death of his previous wife, and the fact was well-known that he often neglected his daughters.

If Adam had taken better care of his daughters adequately, the twins would never have had to live in an orphanage in the first place. Nonetheless, Stelle now lives a lavishly comfortable life, happily receiving care from her wealthy family.

Madonna (foster mother)

Madonna with all her children
Stelle Ciccone with her family.

Madonna’s full name is Madonna Louise Ciccone. In 1978, she officially began her modern dance career in New York.

Madonna is a multi-instrumentalist; she performed as a drummer, guitarist, and vocalist in Breakfast Club and Emmy in 1983. Her first album Madonna was released in 1983 and was a commercial success.

It was her first album of many that would follow.

Furthermore, Madonna also appeared in many movies and television shows. She appeared in films like Desperately Seeking Susan, which got released in 1985, and Dick Tracy, released in 1990, and both were massive hits of her time.

In 1997, Madonna received a Golden Glove award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture named “Evita.” She is renowned as one of the top pop culture influential personalities.

Madonna is one of the notable characters in the music industry because of her adaptable skill in music recording, songwriting, and visual presentation.

Additionally, She has earned praise for challenging the limits of creative expression in the pop music sector while completely controlling her career.

Unfortunately, Madonna got caught and was attacked for her choice of adoption a few times ever since her first adoption of David Banda in 2006.

Also, David’s health condition was not good when he was adopted, but Madonna proceeded to save the child’s life.

Madonna has been helping needy children ever since she founded her charity organization. She is an inspiration to everyone.


Stella Ciccone has a biological sibling, Estere, who is a twin. Additionally, she has four more Lourdes Leon, Rocco Ritchie, David Banda, and Mercy James.

Lourdes “Lola” Leon is Madonna’s firstborn child from her relationship with fitness trainer Carlos Leon. She is a fashion model.

Her ex-husband Guy Ritchie shares Rocco with Madonna. Madonna also adopted David Banda and Mercy James from Malawi.

Controversies of Stelle Ciccone

The Ciccone sisters were adopted by Madonna when they were only four.

They previously lived in Malawi, East Africa, before Madonna officially decided she would welcome them as a part of her family to live in her house in Beverly Hills.

Madonna’s adopted twin daughters got the same services and treatment as any other siblings in the family.

Madonna with her adopted Malawi twins
Madonna with her adopted Malawi twins

Furthermore, the biological mother of Stelle and Estere died five days after giving birth to complications in operation. Therefore, Adam Mwale, who already had five other children to care for, found it extremely difficult to cater to all their needs and decided to hand them over to the orphanage.

Madonna adopted the twins from an orphanage named Home of Hope, and after that, she became the mother of six children. Additionally, she faced many complications and accusations in the adoption procedure from various group activists.

However, in the end, Madonna was persistent enough to successfully adopt and bring the girls home.

Likewise, Stelle and her siblings look delighted together as Madonna is good at playing her role as a parent for her children. She is fortunate to have found Madonna as her mother and five other siblings who love her unconditionally.


Stelle Ciccone can already sing and likes to perform in front of her siblings. The videos get posted quite often on her mother’s Instagram account.

Although there is still time to decide what profession Stelle would like and pick, whatever she does, we are sure it will do great for her and her future.

net worth of Stelle Ciccone

Mother Madonna with all her children

Stelle is very young to possess any net worth of her own. But eventually, she will be in line with her five other siblings to claim as an heir to her mother’s fortune.

Furthermore, Stelle’s mother has a jaw-dropping estimated wealth from her career as a singer. With time, Madonna’s net worth will inevitably increase exponentially.

Madonna is the official Queen of Pop who rose to an extreme level of popularity in her eighties and has contributed to music and the movie industry. Reportedly, the philanthropist has an estimated net worth of more than USD 900 million.

Stelle Ciccone previously lived with her mother, and five siblings in Quinta do Relogio in Sintra, Portugal, worth USD 8.5 million. But presently, the whole Ciccone family has shifted to a 16,146-square-foot mansion.

Additionally, the house is an 18th-century Moorish Revival mansion outside of Lisbon, Portugal. Moreover, it includes four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a guesthouse, and a caretaker’s cottage, reportedly worth USD 8,927,470.

Social media

Stelle Ciccone is only eight years old as of 2021 and is still too young to have any social media presence.

Even though Stelle Ciccone does not possess a single social media account, she has a joint account with Estere Ciccone’s sister on Instagram. They have 6,471 followers and tend to post many pictures with their mother, and their Instagram account has 1,657 posts.


How many kids Did Madonna adopt?

Madonna has adopted four children: David, Mercy, and twins Esther and Stella Mwale.

Did Madonna adopt twins from Malawi?

Yes, she adopted Stella and Esther Mwale in 2017 from Malawi.

Who are Madonna’s children?

Madonna has a biological child, Lourdes, with former partner Carlos Leon.

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