Melbourne, July 25 : Madonna's ex boyfriend Carlos Leon opened up about his relationship with their daughter Lourdes, insisting that he always try to keep her grounded. Amid all the speculations regarding Madonna's affair with baseball star Alex Rodriguez, Leon claims that things are quite drama free in the father-daughter relationship.
"She's at that point where she can call me and say, 'Hey Dad, what's up? What time are you going to get me? It's really cool. We talk every day," Who magazine quoted him as telling People.
The 42-year-old insists that their daily talks do not include doses of discipline.
"It's hard for me to be the tough guy with my daughter. Maybe I should work on the discipline stuff, but I could leave her mother to do that!" he added.
Despite being a daughter of Queen of pop, father Leon tries to keep the 11- year-old down to earth.
"Look at me and the way I live: I ride my bicycle, I walk, I don't have a driver," said Leon.
"That's how I keep her grounded. Her mom does a good job too - she's not that person that everyone thinks. She's very laidback and cool," he added.