Madonna Offers to Remarry Sean Penn for $150,000: ‘I’m Still in Love with You’
They were married for over four years in the ’80s. But on Friday night, Madonna told Sean Penn — and a crowd full of celebrities — that she still loves him and would marry him again … for the right price
They were married for over four years in the ’80s. But on Friday night, Madonna told Sean Penn — and a crowd full of celebrities — that she still loves him and would marry him again … for the right price.
The 58-year-old singer hosted a charity gala on Friday night at Art Basel in Miami, where she raised more than $7.5 million for the African nation of Malawi, the Associated Press reported.
Wearing a short, black, gold, and silver-patterned long-sleeve dress, Madonna auctioned off rare photographs, tour memorabilia, and pieces from her own art collection, the AP reported — for a star-studded audience that included Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Bethenny Frankel James Corden, Courtney Love, David Blane and ex-boyfriend A-Rod.
Much of the event was shared on social media, including a moment where Madonna offered to re-marry Penn if he bid $150,000.
“I’m still in love with you,” she told Penn — as seen in video on Frankel’s Snapchat.
The 56-year-old actor agreed and even bid on several pricey items through the night, the AP reported. When the auction stalled, he even handcuffed Madonna and crawled through her legs to coerce the crowd into bidding higher.
“For once, he’s not the one being arrested,” she joked, the AP reported.
Included in the auction? Three black and white photos from her and Penn’s 1985 wedding, shot by the late photographer Herb Ritts. They went for $230,000, according to the AP.
There was also a costume from her 2015 Rebel Heart tour — modeled by pop singer (and Hairspray Live! star) Ariana Grande.
“Excited to support @raisingmalawi and shimmy with my queen @madonna tonight (in her very own Rebel Heart tour outfit),” Grande wrote on Instagram.
The two performed a dance — and even shared a quick onstage kiss, according to videos shared on social media.
The “evening of music, art, and mischief” went into the early hours of Saturday, with Madonna and Rock dancing together to her song “4 Minutes” as the clock stuck midnight.
There was also a speech by her 11-year-old son, David, who spoke after a documentary video played showing his story and his life in Malawi. His mother had died in childbirth, and his three siblings were also dead when Madonna adopted him. He revealed he had pneumonia and malaria at the time.
“My name is David,” he said in video posted to Frankel’s snapchat account. “Now you know a little bit about Malawi and how I met my mother.”
“I realize I’m one of the lucky ones,” he added, the AP reported — before introducing his mother.
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Madonna’s foundation, Raising Malawi, is working to build a pediatric surgery and intensive care unit at the hospital. They report that half of the population in the African country is under the age of 15.
A chair Madonna has performed on went for $10,000, the AP reported, after Madonna told the crowd that $600 could send a girl in Malawi to secondary school and $2,000 would cover her university expenses.
Other items auctioned off included a weeklong stay at DiCaprio’s Palm Springs’ home, which went for $140,000, and a print by artist Tracey Emin, which went for $550,000, according to the AP.
The evening wasn’t all fundraising and speeches. The Grammy winner also took the stage to perform — dressed as a clown.
Wearing a pink sequence top, black and white-stripped stockings, and a matching pink wig, Madonna had no problem joking about being a clown herself. She sang “Send in the Clowns” at one point, and even rode around the stage on a pink tricycle while honking a horn.
She got political too, performing a cover of birthday girl Britney Spears‘ “Toxic” while photos of President-elect Donald Trump appeared behind her.
The “Material Girl” revealed she had been in Trump’s bed before — though he wasn’t there. She was shooting a magazine spread, and said his sheets were cheap. “They won’t be Egyptian cotton because we all know how he feels about Muslims don’t we,” Madonna joked.
Video on Frankel’s snapchat showed Madonna joking with the audience that she had promised to perform sexual favors for those who voted for Hillary Clinton — and that people had stared asking to cash in on those promises.
Songs “Express Yourself,” “Like It or Not,” and “American Life” were performed too — the latter backed by a video showing the plight of the Native Americans.
“It just really makes me feel ashamed,” Madonna said while asking why their land was being destroyed, the AP reported. “Ashamed to be an American — ashamed to be a human being, really.”
As for her an Penn, the two have remained friends since divorcing in 1989. Though Madonna did say she’s very single.
“Being single is hard,” she joked in video on Frankel’s snapchat, adding that she hadn’t had sex in a long time.
After the auction, Madonna, Penn, DiCaprio, Rock and Chappelle moved on to the Faena penthouse where they partied late into the night.
–With reporting by Becky Randel