Madonna revealed her softer side as she celebrated her 51st birthday on Sunday with a trip to Portofino,Italy with boyfriend Jesus Luz, and her children Lourdes, David and Mercy.
Celebrations began on Sunday night when Madge threw a lavish party, for which she hired an entire floor of the exclusive Splendido Hotel where suites cost as much as £4,500 a night.
Around 30 guests joined the singer to ring in her birthday, including Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who presented her with a huge cake with sparklers on top and a specially-designed lace dress.
Yesterday, the group cut a super-cute scene as they enjoyed a boat ride and a splash in the sea together.
But, rather than strip off to a teeny bikini, Madonna kept covered up in her favoured sports luxe look, swimming in a black vest and matching shorts.
Madge and Jesus then took the kids to enjoy lunch at the home of designer pals Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
And, being the good friend she is, the Queen of Pop sported the lace birthday dress and panties from the duo’s Cruise spring/summer 2010 collection.
Over fifty, having fun – and definitely fabulous!