Following her split from model boyfriend Andrew Darnell, 23, Madonna, the 64-year-old Queen of Pop, has reportedly found love with 29-year-old boxer Josh Popper. Sources close to the singer have revealed to Dailymail that the couple has been seeing each other romantically, after Popper started training one of Madonna’s children at Bredwinners gym in New York City.
The rumored couple was seen cuddling up in a series of Instagram snaps that Madonna shared earlier this month. In one of the posts, she wrote, “In a male-driven culture, there are always exceptions.” She followed up with a photo of herself embracing a punching bag, captioned, “Hard to ignore the reality… that most women get demolished.” Popper also shared the photo on his own Instagram account, with a second photo showing him with his arm wrapped around Madonna, as they posed with three friends outside a boxing ring.
Sources have indicated that the public display of affection was not just for show, and that Madonna and Popper have indeed been seeing each other. However, the couple has not made an official statement about their relationship status.
Currently, Madonna is also mourning the loss of her brother Anthony Ciccone, who passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26. This sad event has come in the midst of her recent breakup with Darnell, and the rumors of her new romance with Popper. Despite this, Madonna remains one of the most influential and beloved pop icons of our time, and her fans continue to show their support for her during this difficult time.