“I’m forever grateful to [Madonna],” Leon tells People. “I have no regrets. I wouldn’t change anything. I got the best thing out of that relationship, and that’s my daughter. My daughter is everything to me.”
The 44-year-old Leon admits that being strict with Lourdes is sometimes difficult. “I’m very empathetic, and I’m good at listening to my daughter…I’m probably a bad dad when it comes to disciplining her.”
Like every father, who has a daughter, Leon is not looking forward to the day Lourdes brings home a boy. “I’m dreading it so much, because she’s my little girl. I want her to stay young forever,” he says. “I’m already overprotective, so when the time comes, I will be ready to have a talk with the guy she brings through the door. He better be ready, because I’ll give him the rundown!”
The two enjoy bonding over bike rides in the city and watching movies like Harry Potter and Twilight. Lourdes also enjoys giving her dad a few pointers on his style sense.
“Sometimes she will give me a hard time about my clothes,” Leon says. “I wore a pair of jeans once, and they weren’t as skinny as I usually wear them, and she was like, ‘Oh my God, Dad, those pants are ugly. Please change your pants.’ ”
Like mother like daughter, right?
Check out photos of Leon and Lourdes together in New York City.