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Madonna's Brother Is Homeless And Living Under A Bridge?!

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How sad.

Madonna's brother, Anthony Ciccone, claims that he has been homeless for over a year and a half and is living under the Union St. bridge in Michigan.

Ciccone says that he's been out of work after he lost his job at his father's vineyard. He goes on to say:

"My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time. You think I haven't answered this kind of question a bazillion times - why my sister is a multibazillionarie, and I'm homeless on the street?

Never say never. This could happen to anybody. I don't have any income, I've got to go collect bottles and cans, do odd jobs."

Could this really be true?? This is so heartbreaking! There must be more to this story.

We love you, Madge, but could you maybe throw your brother a bone??

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101 comments to “Madonna's Brother Is Homeless And Living Under A Bridge?!”

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  1. 1

    why is it her responsibility to take care of her adult brother? He should get a job and support himself. It could also be that she's helped him so much over the years, that she's just tired of it. Who knows.

  2. 2

    You know, maybe he's burned so many bridges w/ his family that they've finally had to put their foot down. Don't tell Madonna what she should do or what you hope she'll do. I cant believe I'm sticking up for Madonna.

  3. 3

    why is this news targeting madonna……and her wealth. why not focusing on that " brother of her". why he was fired by his father in family(?) winery business. and why he is claiming his own family turns back on him.

  4. 4

    Guess Vadge will not be singing her song Keep it Together at her next concert.

  5. GIO says – reply to this


    This sounds fishy. His family has turned his back? Hmmmm is this the one that is the drug addict? Madonna doesn't tolerate drugs…said it numerous times. She put one of her brothers through treatment…

  6. 6

    Isn't that the same guy that wrote a book about what a horrible person she is? I would turn my back on him too.

  7. 7

    It's not her responsibility but shit happens in life and family is family at the end. i would help out my family no matter what. it just goes to show how selfish madonna is. i mean it's your brother like it or not. help him get back on his feet. sometimes people can't do it on their own. she has money i don't see why she can't help him out. madonna seems like a selfish person. and her music pretty much sucks. lol

  8. 8

    You are not responsible to take care of your family just because you have money….he is a grown ass man and can get a job and make money on his own.

  9. 9

    That's the guy who was in Truth or Dare like 20 years ago and he was all hungover and came to her hotel to visit her and she pretended not to be there. Then just last year he wrote a book about her. Doesn't seem to me like they ever got along. Why on Earth would she send him some money? To buy drugs and alcohol? To buy a typewriter to write more garbage about her? It would be irresponsible for her to give him money if he is in an active addiction, which by all appearances he seems to be.

  10. 10

    The first clue is: He lost his job at HIS FATHER'S VINEYARD? Hmmm, when your own father fires you…. well you can fill in the blanks. Also, back in the day, he and Madonna were tight. She threw him PLENTY of bones Perez.

    Then a few years ago he went behind her back and sold a few sordid stories to the tabloids about her although by the average person's standards, he was doing well financially. He got greedy.

    As much as I agree she is a cold fish, I can't blame her for turning her back on someone that did THAT to her. He'd just do it again. It's called enabling.

  11. 11

    While we don't know the WHOLE story, I agree people don't have to support their family. But that is her brother and he's homeless. Family should never turn their backs on each other in times of need. Very tragic and selfish of her if that's what happened.

  12. 12

    Whenever I hear about her brother it's always negative towards Madge. Next.

  13. 13

    Re: likethepear – No, that's not correct. It was her brother Christopher who wrote the book about his sister called "Life with My Sister Madonna" and at one point in Truth or Dare, Madonna & Christopher met up with her brother Martin. It wasn't her brother Anthony in the movie and he wasn't the one who wrote the book about her.

  14. 14

    Being a toxic person comes with consequences.

  15. 15

    it isn't her responsibility to take care of him, but by completely turning her back on him she is showing how selfish she really is. she doesn't have to give him cash, but renting a small apartment for him, paying basic utilities, and giving him grocery store gift cards would ensure that her brother had a roof over his head, heat in the winter, and nourishment in his stomach. family is family… what I just mentioned would cost her less than $1,500/month. you can tough love a family member, but homelessness is over the top, especially when it could easily be avoided in this case- madonna is just shltty.

  16. 16

    Re: likethepear – no, that's Marty!

  17. 17

    it's a family afaaaa-aaaair, it's a family afaaaa-aaaaai! keep keep it together!

  18. 18

    Just another reason for me to not like Madonna. I realize it's not her responsibility to financially support her adult brother, but considering her wealth it doesn't seem right- burned bridges or not- to turn on your family and allow him to live on the streets. If he has a drug problem, help put him through rehab.

  19. 19

    Re: jaybee780 – Agree. Madonna doesn't have to do it, but why not help him? He's family, and It won't affect her lifestyle one bit!

  20. 20

    I can't fucking stand Madonna. but it's not her responsibility to take care of her 55 year old brother. Stop being a bum GTFO it.

  21. 21

    She looks beautiful.

  22. 22

    Being a celebrity makes some people forget who their family really is. I mean she obviously wants nothing to do with any of them… she moved to a foreign country and never looked back. I think family is so important… and I gotta say–I'm not impressed.

  23. 23

    What a heartless b!tch.

  24. 24

    If Madona really wants to help him, she should become his gaurdian, than have him comitted, and keep him off the streets, and keep him away from decorating for the like of Janice Dickerson

  25. 25

    Good for her.. I have actually been pissed at her because of the flower incident.. see, I'm older and a fan of hers from way back, so she has become a person I don' respect, but to this issue.. heck yeah! I have a Jerry Springer sibling, and this country is FULL of them and all the more power to her for cutting him off… GET A JOB Brother!!!!!!! STOP DOING DRUGS!!!!!!!!!!

  26. 26

    Perez.. SHUT UP!! How many times should we throw a sibling a bone????? Is 5 times enough? 10 times? 20 times? 100 times? Well, some of us have done that, and WE are tired of it.. I am SICK OF SUPPORTING A JERRY SPRINGER SIBLING!!

  27. 27

    Re: cap chick – My my my you certainly do get overly excited about an issue that has nothing to do with you. Screaming in caps and using excessive question marks and exclamation points over someone else's family problem is an indication that you have some serious issues of your own. Calm down honey and go have a rest.

  28. 28

    Oh, isn't he the brother that tried to sell Madonna up shit creek, you know, sell and expose dirty little secrets about her and whatnot for cash … and now he wants a handout ? Well, if he can hold on another 15-25 years, he'll be dead anyway, so it won't matter if he's homeless or not. Right Madge ?

  29. 29

    Oh Please.. if he is living under a bridge, it is because he deserves it!

  30. 30

    I may not like what she does with fans (the flower incident) BUT it's pretty clear that her brother isn't really someone she should support. He wrote a book trashing her and he got fired FROM HIS FATHER'S BUSINESS. Serious red flags there.

  31. 31

    Heartless. She's a selfish old whore. Cünt.

  32. 32

    This is true as far as him being homeless. I live in the town in which Anthony…is homeless? and there is a local radio station that always has him either calling in or coming into the station to do interviews or different schticks.

  33. exBFF says – reply to this


    Over the years, ive gone from six-figure salaries to working at target and back…in part so my son would see that sometimes we have to do things we dont want to in order to be grown ups - and to show him there is no shame in hard work no matter where that is.

    Madonnas brother needs to man up and rebuild his own damn life.

  34. 34

    I read his book, and HagDonna is a cold, bitchy, manitpulative Ego-maniac who thinks everyone should bow to her, due to her success !

  35. 35

    Family should NEVER turn their back on a Family memeber - never .

  36. 36

    Granted she is a jerk and tramp, but $1,000 says that drugs and/or alcohol is a contributing factor to his condiyion

  37. 37

    She is old and ugly - really old-looking hands.

  38. 38

    She is old and ugly - really old-looking hands. Ug-leeeeeeeeeeeee !

  39. 39

    Yea I am not a fan of Madonnas I think she is a bitch but AliceV is right. It is not madonnas job to take care of her adult brother. My bfs mother has two sisters who stole from her until adulthood, are homeless and do drugs. They never had a job they committed to and my bfs mom has helped them so many times and they have screwed with her too many times that there is no helping them. Madonna and her family could have the same issue with her brother that is now homeless. Not everyone can be helped.

  40. 40

    I live in Traverse City and he is not the only one living under a bridge, or who is homeless in this town. Yes, it does get very cold in the fall/ winter, but a lot of the churches open there doors for the homeless and we even have homeless shelters.. I am sure they can get full at times. The homeless people go into restaurants in town and ask for old food. My husband was in one downtown with our kids and they came in there wanting old food. The kids had a lot of questions about who they were and why they were there. His dad i am sure he has quite a bit of money. Our property actually backs up to the vineyard his dad owns. The winery buisness is very big here.. Like everyone else said maybe he burned too many bridges.

  41. 41

    Her brother is a major drug addict and he doesn't want to help himself. She paid for his rehab countless times. He prefers to live a life under the influence. His choice. No pity from me.

  42. 42

    The Queen. She probably has throne him more than one to many bones and he does not want to change. That is not her fault. Understood??? Fuck people like that. Get real.

  43. 43

    Isn't this the brother who has been an asshole to her for years?

  44. 44

    More of Pez Head on his mission to slander Madonna with these fake stories. You used to love her. Flopga must really be paying you alot.

  45. 45

    *sigh* What would Gaga do?

  46. 46

    He was always trying to use her rather than be her brother. This goes back to her first days of success. She simply hasn't forgotten. And her thing is that she can buy him a house and stick 10 million in his bank account. She has no problem doing that. The issue is that in a year he'd blow it all, including the house and he'd be crying the blues once again.

  47. 47

    Well I was raised to never turn your back on family or anyone else for that matter. I don't understand how she can sleep at night knowing her own brother is sleeping under a bridge.

  48. 48

    Cheap whore! One more reason to hate the talentless geriatric skank.

  49. 49

    Allegedly she backed out on financial obligations to a school in Africa. Now her own family. Iguess she thinks she can take it with her to the grave. Typical Lib.

  50. 50

    Madonna has helped him many times and he stabs her in the back. Truth is he's a mess! He tells lies about her to make money. Enough already. He's had jobs and money but just wastes it and fucks up. He's a loser and bum.

  51. 51

    My brother is an abusive drug addict cry baby. If this man is anything like my brother or even remotely then he deserves it and I feel bad for anyone who has to live with him if he does get "help".

  52. 52

    Re: likethepear – : the one who wrote a book about her is a completely different brother, but you're right I think he's the one that comes and visits her at her rehersals and he's kind of spaced out.

  53. 53

    This would be the same brother who worked for his father till last year and was fired so what kind of screw up do you have to be to be fired by your own father.
    Oh, this is also the same brother who repeatedly sold out his famous sister to the tabloids and told many bad stories about her and released a book about her, mostly just talking shit. I know your supposed to look out for your family, but why should you reward someone who has constantly talked shit about you to the whole world?

  54. 54

    All you idiots should google Madonna's family. This brother is Anthony not Chris. Chris is the interior decorator who was her bff and then wrote the book. Look it up before you post shit, douche bags!

  55. 55

    Why did Madonna go to Africa to buy a baby baboon, if she can afford to do that she should help her brother.

  56. 56

    Some of you posters have lived a 'charmed' life in the fact you don't have or don't know anyone who has/has a relative that was/is so bad that he/she can not be considered family any more. I HAD a brother who was in and out of jail in his early teens, was really a sociopath. I was scared beyond belief while he lived at home. He is out of my life, hopefully forever and I do not consider him a relative anymore and I would have no problem turning him down if he was down and out and needed help. Would any of you help someone who threatened to kill you numerous times (and meant it) and you were in constant fear of being raped by him and/or his criminal type friends?

  57. 57

    Maybe if he didn't write a "tell all" book about his own sister, and weren't such a douche, she might have helped him (as if she hasn't carried him on her back so far)?
    If a person is served with opportunities but messes them up, they deserve to live under a bridge, nothing tragic about it, it's called KARMA, bitch!

  58. 58

    It is depressing and she could help…but it IS his responsibility to take care of himself unless he has a true reason as to why he cannot. If he is physically and mentally able, there is no reason he needs to be blaming anyone else. He is an adult - it isn't anyone else's job to support him. It would be nice, but it isn't their job.

  59. 59

    Re: Meggie246524 – hey ass.. this issue has to do with all of us… we, the people, support these people with our tax money dip… get a clue!

  60. 60

    clearly we don't know the full story, so we can't judge, maybe he is a drug addict or a gamble addict who doesn't work a day in his life therefore he deserves what he is going thru. OR maybe he really is struggling and lost his job, there are many unemployed people in the U.S. If this is true, it is definitely the family's responsibility to help him out. Family are suppose to be there for each other, not to ignore the one who needs help. As rich as Madonna is, it wouldn't hurt to help her own brother out a lil if he really is in trouble!

  61. 61

    madonna is a nasty pig.. she should help her brother.. even if there is some bad blood.. she should have compasion.. major pig…

  62. 62

    Re: AliceV – lame reason.. if she has plenty then why not continue to help.. give me a break… rude..

  63. 63

    Sometimes you have to throw a relative under the bridge. We don;t know the whole story.

  64. 64

    I'd bet she has helped him and was disappointed. That's where "tough love" comes in. If you keep giving someone like that money and they don't get with it, it kinda seems pointless.

  65. 65

    Re: AliceV – Go fuck yourself you clueless child.

  66. 66

    Sometimes you can only do so much for a family member and maybe it's best for Madonna's children and her to just have faith he'll figure his shit out

  67. 67

    sorry perez i have a brother that recently moved into a shelter. @ this point know one cares cause he's 44 never worked moves from family to family drains them of as much money as he can then talks trash about them when they stop helping. He sounds like typical black sheep family loser. boohoo I was treated different so I never had a chance. Just like Madonna I can help but refuse to. You know what the $10,000 I shell out a yr on property tax and 20% I get taken from my salary goes back to him in the form of public assistance.

  68. 68

    I bet all the people saying she should support him are also the same lazy type I'm always a victim I can't catch a break type people. who really caused every bit of their own problems.

  69. @v@ says – reply to this


    All. That. Money.
    It's not that hard to buy a little place for an older family member and keep the title in your name so that it reverts back to you and yorus if and when they pass. It's also not so hard to get your accountant to set up an interest bearing trust that stays in your name (and reverts back to you or your estate later) but it pays an adequate but not large monthly stipend to said family member as long as they're alive. I've looked after a couple of struggling family members, and they were not always my favorites, but it was the right thing to do. One passed, (happy), and the other started to thrive again and set himself up independently since, and I ended up with mostly excellent relationships with both that gave something back to ME. It wasn't easy, and had I had her net worth, magnanimity would have been an easy thing to spare.

  70. 70

    He is NOT her responsibility! End of.

  71. 71

    Jews don't throw bones.

  72. 72

    Bet you the other side of the story is that he pissed away his opportunities. That's usually how these things work, because (aside from Madonna) the big Ciccone family seemed to be fairly reasonable people.

  73. 73

    Re: justtfax – true, if one of my relatives was a sociopath, i would stay the hell away from them as well. sociopaths never change. they CANT change. your doing the right thing by distancing yourself from him.

  74. 74

    If only her brother could of done porn, stripped , and sucked off anyone who would listen to her moan & groan on her demo tapes to get some air-play…he'd be rich & famous and Madonna would be the one living under bridges and still doing porn, stripping, and sucking off any one who was willing to listen to her bitch about her rich & famous brother….

    AND WHAT'S WRONG WITH LIVING UNDER BRIDGES? Many of you will be living under bridges very soon also!

  75. 75

    It is not her responsibility. This brother of her's is basically the "black sheep" of the family, and if you read any of her bios or family history articles/interviews you'd know the whole family has helped him, but he's an adult and he needs to take actions for himself.

  76. 76

    VERY PATHETIC WOMAN; just the cost of her Herpes Medicine per month could help him out….

  77. 77

    I doubt it. He's more of a fame whore diva than his sister.

  78. 78

    He must have been a real asshole to her!

  79. 79

    why she is responsibility for her brother???i am sorry but madonna family lives very well cause madonna helped them a lot…. her father is very well on life …. madonna always helped her sis and bros and madonna bros and sis are ritch too. tony ciccone always had problems.we saw Hin on TRUTH OR DARE and he was an alcoolic and madonna always tried to helped him.biut theres moments in life when ppl dont recognise what ppl do for them and that the case…. madonna dia a lot but she is not responsibility for her brother at all…. i dont even understand why he said that…looking for money probably…but all M family lives very well they have money…. and madona yes she helps them a lot inclued tony.and what he wants that madonna keeps sending him money like she always did?? work tony work find a job

  80. 80

    he is a alcoolic… why is madonna responsivity for him?she was .she helped him many times and he always did it wrong.he was even fired by his father business…. so shut up… madonna always helped her family always.they live very well.they dont ahve any problem with money.madonna even sent money to her father wine business…. ciccone wine… give me a break… madonna loves her family.she raised her bros and sis alone when he rmother died…. but sometimes in live u just have to stop trying to help someone that doesnt want to be helped…. tony was even fired by his father and he has 8 bros and sis… why is madonna responsivity for him???another golddigger

  81. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: lington – She isn't responsible for him. She's responsible for what she does.

  82. 82

    madonna is one of 8 children…their mother dying when she was 5…..anthony has been supported by the family until recently, when things became unmanageable.

  83. 83

    Re: Six7Six7 – She earned her $$ from being a whore so who is she to judge?

  84. 84

    Re: fartsniffer
    "I bet all the people saying she should support him are also the same lazy type I'm always a victim I can't catch a break type people. who really caused every bit of their own problems."
    Some of who are saying she should support him, or at least help him out, have always been independent people who've supported ourselves with little to no outside help, including family, so don't pretend you can speak for some of us, you tool!

  85. 85

    Re: lington
    Well, it's no one's responsibility for the situation in Malawi, but Madonna sure doesn't have a problem unleashing one of her guilt-inducing PSA videos to the world urging us to donate money to causes near and dear to her heart, does she? I seriously doubt you have any special insight into her private family life, and I'm also pretty sure if it were some other female pop star(s) that you routinely trash on these boards doing the same thing, you'd be singing a different tune.

  86. 86

    You nay sayers know nothing about Madonna. .Since her first song came out she has been helping her family. Her Dad was a widower raising kids by himself and she gave him lots of money same with her siblings, Her brothers drank and druged it up . Then they go live off Daddy and steal from him. Her Dad was a hard working man but had no money but he has a nice home and a vinyard now thanks to his daughter., Because she wouldnt give anymore money to one brother because he went thru a few million she gave him he wrote a nasty book about her . Madonna has kids too and he didnt care how her hurt her kid did he. Her brothers want monmey money money but dont want to work for it. You dont bite the hand that feeds you but these men do. There seems to be many in here that bite the hand too. They too want her to hand over money for their drug and booze. Maybe these posters families feel the same way as she does? That is why they are calling her fiilthy names? I hope they wind up under a bridge too.

  87. 87

    This incident just confirms it…people have been saying it for years, but now it is official…the Ciccone family is WHITE TRASH ! Michigan WHITE TRASH !

  88. GIO says – reply to this



  89. 89

    Don't count on it. I hate to say it but Madonna is kind of a bitch. She used to be high on my celeb list but after being so crass as to say she lothes hydrangea while micked right after a fan gave one to her shows how much class she really has. And really, isn't she from the US? What's with that effed up accent? Changing your accent does not instantly make you classy. Walk the walk Madonna!

  90. 90

    Bet if HagDonna didn't get her first break with blOwing that recxord producer, her sorry ass would be back in Bum F#CK Michigan, working at the local K-mART…..

  91. 91

    OH HELL NO! On the real, sometimes it is family that will screw you over, and over again. They tend to act like you owe them something. This fool needs to get his shit together.

  92. 92

    So his books trashing Madonna haven't really selling to well… I see !

  93. 93

    Come on people! Stop saying he wrote a book about her! It was Christopher who wrote the book, not Anthony. She DOES come from a large family.

  94. 94

    She's not her brother's keeper but she could lend him a hand.

  95. 95

    why is there skin hanging off her arm…that looks weird..yesterday her neck today her arm

  96. 96

    She is estranged from both her brothers….Read her brother's book….she comes off as a selfish, arrogant and entitled…she has showed us this for years…are we surprised? It is not her responsibility to support her family….However, personally with her money I would think she would at least make sure he was in a long-term motel somewhere….damn. Who knows, perhaps she has tried to help him in the past and he is one big loser….none of our biz really.

  97. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: GoodBoyNC – Great post. She may have had no clue that he was living under a bridge and picking bottles until this popped up. She's a smart woman, and will figure it out.

  98. 98

    my buddy's step-mother makes $74 every hour on the computer. She has been without work for 6 months but last month her income was $7829 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read this site makecash8.com

  99. 99

    Perez Continues his slander mission. Why would she want to be asked constantly about someone who isn't even a blimp on her radar? Madonna is the Queen of pop she is the bar people try to measure up to but can never quite reach. Lady Flopga is the court jester who steals her act from famous and not famous people but only looks like a cheap knockoff.

  100. 100

    Perez is only posting negative stuff about her since she announced her plans for new music. he and Gaga are intimidated.

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