London: Pop star Madonna says it`s hard and stressful to be a single mother and manage things all alone. After her divorce from Guy Ritchie, she has is taking care of four children - Lourdes (15), Rocco (12), David (6), and Mercy (5).
"I am not going to lie - it`s hard work having four kids and doing all the work I do. Everybody has something to say about the way I live my life," the pop diva told a leading daily in an exclusive interview.
"At the end of the day I`m doing my best. If people don`t like it, then that`s really their problem," she added.
Four years after her divorce from 43-year-old Ritchie, Madonna says that "sometimes I cope with it very well, sometimes it`s a struggle." The star has used her experiences as a lone parent as an inspiration for some of the tracks of her forthcoming album - MDNA.