1991 – Madonna rare photo with Tony Ward and a girl named Terri Glanger. This was posted on Instagram by Terri. She is the daughter of the man who provided Madonna with her bikes during that time.
Terri writes: “It is a very long story, but anyone who knows me, knows I adore @Madonna. 😍 When I was about 15, one day my dad said he bets he could get me to meet her. I said “yeah right dad, meeting her would be like meeting the pope!“ Less than a year later, my dad got a call from a friend in California (who was also in the bike industry at the time). His friend said “guess who just came into my shop?” “Madonna!” Well… that was all my dad needed to hear. He ended up getting @ridecannondale to sponsor Madonna and her trainer at the time with bikes. We were allowed to fly to Chicago, where she was filming the movie A League of Their Own at the time (1991), and present them with their bikes. As a sidenote, it always struck me as funny, because I knew Madonna could afford to buy the entire company at that time, let alone a couple of bikes. But a testament to her frugality, she had been bringing an old bike in to that shop in California for repairs for a while. Pretty cool when one may assume a pop star at the height of their fame would just buy a new bike if something broke. I will never forget that day (and my memory is really bad!) She was gracious, sweet and lovely. I was a star-struck nervous wreck and could barely form a sentence. I gave her like a 5 page hand written letter. OMG such. a. dork. 🤓 I remember saying “read it if you ever get bored!” 🙈🤣🤣. She was sweet and said “I get bored a lot!” These are Polaroids taken by her assistant when we were @fourseasons in Chicago. The man in the shots is her former boyfriend / model Tony Ward @slypapa He was in her Cherish video as a merman and in her Justify my love video. They were not dating at the time of these photos. I remember her looking at the polaroids and saying “we look like family!” And my heart melted!! Lastly, her outfit in the photos was all Cannondale clothing that they’d sent to her. She was kind enough to wear it probably knowing there would be a few photos. Mostly, this speaks volumes about my dad. He is greatly missed and our lives are poorer in his absence.
Madonna, rare, 2006