He's 24, but she is older than his mother. He’s a strict Muslim, she has fervent Kabbalah beliefs.
So it was hardly likely to last. Madonna, 52, has split from her lover Brahim Zaibat, a hip-hop dancer, after nine months, the Daily Mail has learned.
Last night a close friend of Zaibat’s said sarcastically: ‘Who’s Madonna?’
The friend added: ‘Brahim has been home and he’s a single guy.
‘He’s no longer an item with Madonna. He’s very happy. There’s nothing more to say.’
He is believed to be lying low at his family’s home in Lyon in France.
But Madonna was happy to be pictured stepping out alone at the Annual Costume Institute gala in New York this week. She sparkled in a floor-length blue gown adorned with stars down its back and designed by her friend Stella McCartney.
Referring to Madonna’s devotion to Kabbalah, a mystical branch of Judaism, a source close to Zaibat added: ‘Brahim’s family had told him they did not want him going to Kabbalah meetings and wanted him to stick to his Muslim beliefs, which caused some rows.