Madonna and Lourdes dine in Ann Arbor
Now that Madonna’s daughter is a student at the University of Michigan, sightings of the pop icon around Ann Arbor are inevitable.
Sunday, Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, were spotted dining at Café Felix in Ann Arbor.
The seven-time Grammy winner came in shortly before the dinner rush Sunday and stayed for about an hour, according to David Ambrose, the bar manager at the restaurant at 204 S. Main St.
“She was delightful. She was really low key about it,” Ambrose said.
Madonna was joined by her daughter and a couple other guests who sat in a back booth of the restaurant. Ambrose said the staff was aware Madonna was there, but went out of their way to not draw any attention to the table.
“It’s part of the business,” Ambrose said. “We try to be pretty respectful of that.”
After paying her check, Madonna told the staff that she was very happy with her experience and hinted she would be back.
“That was the coolest part was at the end she said ‘I really enjoyed myself,’” Ambrose said.
As she thanked the staff for their help a few people finally noticed her and began wondering if it was really her.
“They flipped,” Ambrose said about the patrons once they realized it was actually Madonna.
Leon, 17, is an incoming freshman at the University of Michigan, where classes start Tuesday. It was announced in June that Leon would be attending the university and Madonna posted a picture on Instagram hinting that she was in town around the time of the announcement.
Several tweets were sent out Sunday afternoon by UM students who said they saw Madonna and Leon in one of the dorms and on campus.
“My roommate just screamed and ran after Madonna and Lola. So it’s safe to say that Lola and I aren’t gonna be friends anytime soon,” tweeted user @AlexContis
A Michigan native, Madonna is the highest-selling female recording artist of all time. She also attended the university in the late 1970s before dropping out to pursue her career.