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NY Post
Page Six
8 Apr 2023

NextImg:Debi Mazar defends ‘beautiful’ pal Madonna amid internet criticism

Debi Mazar defended her “beautiful” friend Madonna as the internet continues to rag on the singer’s physical appearance.

“I don’t pay attention to any of it,” Mazar told Page Six at the Miscast23 Gala earlier this week. “I think Madonna is beautiful and I don’t pay attention to what people say about me or about anybody.”

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“Everyone [on the internet] has an opinion these days and the only way really to survive, only the strong survive, is not to hear all the noise,” she continued.

The “Younger” star reiterated, “I think Madonna is beautiful.”

The Queen of Pop also clapped back at the critical comments following her appearance at the Grammys in February.

Mazar and Madonna have been friends since the ’80s.
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“Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that permeates the world we live in. A world that refuses to celebrate women pass [sic] the age of 45 And feels the need to punish her If she continues to be strong-willed, hard-working, and adventurous,” she wrote on social media.

“I have been degraded by the media since the beginning of my career but I understand that this is all a test and I am happy to do the trailblazing so that all the women behind me can have an easier time in the years to come,” she continued before quoting Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul.”

Mazar, 58, and Madonna, 64, first met in the ’80s at Danceteria in New York and Mazar was hired to do the singer’s makeup for the music video “Everybody.”

Madonna and Debi Mazar in the 90s.

Mazar did Madonna’s makeup for her “Everybody” video.
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The “Goodfellas” star said she remembers the day Madonna got signed by record honcho Seymour Stein, who recently passed away.

“I remember the day that it was happening and the day that he signed it,” she told us, sharing that she was “really sad” to hear of Stein’s death.

“He was a real mensch, a true New York visionary and I was very happy that he said yes to her and changed her career,” she explained.

Debi Mazar and family in Italy.

Mazar also opened up about her move to Italy.

Mazar was in town from her new home in Italy, where she moved with her family before the Covid-19 pandemic.

The “Entourage” star married Italian cooking personality Gabriele Corcos in 2002 and they share daughters, Evelina, 20, and Giulia, 17. The couple co-wrote two cookbooks and hosted a cooking show together.

As much as Mazar adores living in Italy, she confessed to bouts of melancholy for New York.

Debi Mazar and daughter in Italy.

Mazar, a native New Yorker, says she misses the Big Apple.

“I do get homesick living in Italy,” she shared. “I need to come home to take the subway, see my people, love to see the city coming back. It’s fantastic.

“There’s nothing I don’t miss. I mean, I love Italy, it’s my home as well. I’m an Italian citizen. I have a very different life in both places.”

The “Civil Wars” star shared that since moving to Europe she’s started working more there.

“It’s been a very interesting career move for me,” she explained.