She was never destined for the life of a conventional home-maker.

But Madonna appears to have taken celebrity pampering to a new level, revealing that she has never cooked a meal in her life.

The star admitted that not once in her 53 years has she slaved over a hot stove, even though her daughter Lourdes, 15, regularly does so.

In an interview on U.S. TV network ABC, she was asked: 'What was the last meal you cooked entirely by yourself?' She replied: 'I don't think I've ever cooked a meal entirely by myself.'


The revelation is all the more surprising given the labour-intensive nature of Madonna's diet.

In recent years the mother-of-four stopped eating any processed food, dairy and almost all kinds of spices. She does not drink alcohol or caffeine and sugar is also said to have been banned from her home entirely, meaning no cakes, pastries or sweets.

Madonna said her son David Banda, six, also helps in the kitchen, adding: 'I have a cook, my daughter likes to cook. My nannies cook, my housekeeper cooks, the drivers cook, everybody cooks.' Asked if she can cook anything at all, Madonna said: 'No! But I do everything else! Do I have to do everything?'

In the same interview, she also accused Lady Gaga of being obviously influenced by her own career.

Madonna said the pop star's hit Born This Way 'redid' her own 1989 song Express Yourself, saying: 'I mean, I recognised the chord changes.'