30/10/2012 11:55 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Madonna Buys Lourdes An Apartment For Her Sweet 16th

Lourdes gets an apartment from mum Madonna for her sweet 16th PA

We appreciate that turning the big one six is something of a huge deal these days. Is it SO mega though that it is now the done thing to gift your teenager property?

Well in Madonna's world it is. It seems that Madge has really pushed the boat out for Lourdes's special day, and has set her up in a swish pad in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

The Star reports that Lola's new gaff is just 'a few blocks' from the Ciccone family home, and convenient for their beloved Kaballah Centre.

The paper cites Madonna as being confident the flat will give Lourdes the 'freedom she craves' but 'still enabling her to keep an eye on the little madam' (though it could also have something to do with the fact that Lourdes has allegedly been threatening to move in with her dad, Carlos Leon).

A source told the Star that Lourdes is 'thrilled' with getting her first foot on the property ladder.

"She wants it done up to her taste and then it will be decided who shares with her and when she moves in," the mole claimed.

Her mum is said to have splashed out an 'undisclosed amount' on the apartment, which sources claim is in a secure block with security, a gym and a pool.

But then she probably never was just going to present her daughter with an iTunes voucher and a slap-up supper in Pizza Express, was she?