Carlos Leon Talks Parenting And Being Grateful To Madonna

Carlos Leon, father of Lourdes Leon, shares that he’s a pushover when it comes to his daughter and that he’s grateful to Madonna for giving him such an incredible daughter.

I’m forever grateful to [Madonna]. 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.”

Carlos admits that Lourdes has him wrapped around her finger:

“I’m a lenient dad. 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.”

He shares that bargaining for curfew is a common occurrence:

“I try to work with her on it,” he says. “We settle on a time, say around 10 p.m., and she’s like, ‘How about 10:30?’ And it eventually becomes 10:15.”

Continue reading for his thoughts on dating and ‘Twilight’.

He’s not looking forward to Lourdes dating:

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!”

Carlos says that Lourdes is a pretty typical teen when it comes to her favorite things:

“She loves to watch Harry Potter. It’s a favorite of hers. We can watch that 100 times – well, she can,” Leon says. “Twilight is also pretty big at our house. She likes Robert Pattinson. She’s Team Edward all the way.”

It’s nice to hear from him – it’s a rare thing for him to speak with the media!

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