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Meet Madonna’s Homeless Older Brother


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After almost three decades time to spend her many millions of dollars, you would think it would be hard for Madonna to acquire anything new at this point in her life. One thing she didn't have until recently? A homeless older brother.

Fifty-five-year-old Anthony Ciccone claims he now sleeps under a bridge in a Michigan town of about 14,000. How could the second eldest sibling of one of the world's richest women find himself bereft of familial support?

Although he's scant on the details, Ciccone says he was fired from his father's winery a year and a half ago and has counted himself among the homeless ever since. "My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time," he told the Michigan Messenger. "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," he warned. "This could happen to anybody."

Still, it's hard to imagine the Material Girl having a material-free sibling, no matter how strained relations have become. But according to Anthony, who is named after his father, his only income currently comes from collecting bottles and cans.

As for handling the bitter winters, he explains, "You go and find a place to stay warm, like the lobby at the jail."

This is hardly the first time one of Madonna's brothers has taken aim at her, though. After years of palling around with his famous sis and designing the interiors of many of her homes, younger brother Christopher wrote a less-than-flattering 2008 tell-all memoir. And way back in 1994, her eldest brother Martin Ciccone released a rap album as "MC Ciccone" featuring plenty of sister-dissing lyrics.

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