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Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Madonna's Malawi tot grab despite an appeal due May 4?!
It could be a good thing a judge blocked Madonna's efforts to adopt 3-year-old Chifundo Mercy James, says the singer's former chef.
Madonna's children are lucky if they get to spend a half hour a day with mum, charges Eric Ienco, former house manager and cook to Madonna.
The performer's kids are largely raised by nannies while she pursues her career, Ienco told The ENQUIRER.
"That's why it's a puzzle she wants to adopt again. She's hardly ever with her children. She's got two full-time nannies and one part-time nanny. So why adopt a kid if somebody else is raising them?"
The mother of three jetted to Malawi to adopt a sister for her adopted Malawian son David, 4 which the judge denied forcing Madge to appeal
The Material Mom, 50, has her day rigidly planned - and her children are not a big part of it, according to Ienco.
"She gets up and has a coffee, then she does two hours of yoga. Then there's two hours of Pilates and exercise. That's six days a week.
"After that, she deals with her e-mail, her calls and the rest of her business. And after that, she spends maybe half an hour with the kids. If Lourdes comes in and says, 'I want to see Mom,' she is told, 'She's doing yoga' - and Lourdes knows she can't disturb Mom.
"Madonna puts herself before her kids. When she adopted little David, he arrived at her home from Africa - and three hours later, she left to do Pilates.
"Wouldn't you think she'd want to spend the entire day with her new son?"
A question the Malawi adoption board of review may very well ask themselves.