Madonna Reunites With Now-Sober Brother

Madonna Reunites With Now-Sober Brother

By McCarton Ackerman 12/02/13

The Material Girl quietly offers support for brother Martin Ciccone, though she continues to be on the outs with her other siblings.

Maybe she has a heart after all...
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While Madonna has had public battles with her brothers in the past, she is reuniting with one of them as he celebrates his one-year sober anniversary. Now working at a rehab center in Hollywood for drug addicts, Martin Ciccone has confirmed that he and the Material Girl are on good terms again.

“She’s helping me out,” Ciccone told Daily Mail. “She’s getting me some new teeth. I’m hoping to start doing voiceover work again for cartoons and video games and get back on my feet.” He also endorsed Alcoholics Anonymous and said he uses it in his current work to help people get sober.

Ciccone struggled with alcohol addiction for decades and even repeatedly slammed his sister on his 1994 rap album, which was done under the name of MC Ciccone. Madonna later paid for him to enter rehab in 1999, but he ended up back in treatment in 2003.

Madonna has seven siblings, and her relationship with two of her other brothers has also been tumultuous. Anthony Ciccone has been homeless on the streets of Traverse City, MI, for the last three years, and was fired from the family vineyard after he repeatedly drank wine from the vats. “I never loved her in the first place. She never loved me,” said Anthony last March. “My father would be very happy if I died of hypothermia and then he wouldn’t have to worry about me anymore.” Martin called the interview “one-sided” and said he is reaching out to Anthony to help him get sober.

Madonna's other brother, Christopher Ciccone, released a scathing tell-all book about the singer in 2008; she cut ties with him afterwards, but he said last year that they are now communicating again.