The famously driven superstar took a few days to chill with him and her children by the sea.
And the results were on display in Venice where she was on sparkling form promoting W.E., her new movie about Wallis Simpson.
As outrageous as ever the Material Girl couldn't help flirting with the young stars of the film James D’Arcy and Oscar Isaac, fussing over them and buttoning up their jackets in full view of the cameras.
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The film premieres on Thursday night, and is already getting good reviews.