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Madonna Badger on Finding Love After Tragedy: "Love Has Kept Me Alive"

Season 5 Episode 517
Aired on 10/26/2014 | CC tv-14
On Christmas Day 2011, advertising agency owner Madonna Badger lost her three children—9-year-old Lily and 7-year-old twins Sarah and Grace—and her parents, Pauline and Lomer, in an early morning fire at her Connecticut home.

One of the first people by her hospital bed that morning was real estate broker and longtime friend Bill Duke. Madonna began dating Bill about a year later, and in summer 2014, the two married in a small ceremony.

Was Madonna scared to love again? "I never stopped loving. ... The love I have for my girls and my parents is so strong," she says. "That love has kept me alive." In the video above, find out why Madonna says she never considered shutting down her willingness to love.

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