Madonna is officially the mother of two new daughters.
The singer confirmed on Instagram Wednesday morning that she has “completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi.”
Madonna wrote that she is “overjoyed” and that the 4-year-old girls are “now part of our family.” She continued, “I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible, and I ask the media please to respect our privacy during this transitional time. Thank you also to my friends, family and my very large team for all your support and Love!”
Rumors of the 58-year-old’s plan to adopt have been circulating for months, but in January, the beauty denied the then gossip. “I am in Malawi to check on the children’s hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi and then heading home,” a spokesperson for Madonna told CNN. “The rumors of an adoption process are untrue.”
The twin girls will be Madonna’s fifth and sixth kids. The singer is also the mother to Lourdes, 20, Rocco, 16, and David Banda, 11, and Mercy James, 11, who were both adopted from Malawi.