Her album may have leaked ahead of its release date this week, but Madonna isn’t letting anything ruin her holiday. The 56-year-old pop star hit the slopes with her family, including daughter Lourdes, as they enjoyed a festive break in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Dressed in a chic all-black skiing ensemble, Madonna took to the slopes with her children, showing off her athletic skills on the slopes. The mother of four and her family were seen laughing and taking occasional breaks as they made the most of the snow.
The small getaway could be a welcome break for Madonna, who has faced a turbulent few days after songs from her upcoming album Rebel Heart were leaked online.
The Material Girl singer took to Instagram on Sunday to share her frustration with fans, defending her unfinished work.
“I will fight for my rights as an artist, a human and a woman till the end of my days,” she wrote. “Because I am a #rebelheart and I will walk in the footsteps of giants and I will not apologise or defend my unpublished, unfinished, STOLEN work.”
However by Monday the singer seemed to have put her frustration aside, choosing instead to make the most of quality time with her family.
This also marks the first Christmas since daughter Lourdes left the family home andheaded to the University of Michigan to study musical theatre and dance, so it could be that Madonna did not want to let the news of the leaked songs affect their holiday together.
It’s not the first time that Madonna and her children have headed to Gstaad during the festive period, having welcomed in the New Year at the idyllic ski resort in 2012.
Renowned for its luxurious ski resorts and stunning snow-covered slopes, Gstaad has also attracted stars including fashionista Olivia Palermo and husband Johannes Huebl, who were spotted enjoying a mini break, joined by Giancarlo Giammetti.
A celebrity hotspot over the winter months, Gstaad also welcomed Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi last year, who chose the Swiss resort as the location for the second round of their nuptials.