In October (10), New York tabloids reported that the 'Material Girl" hitmaker had split from her Brazilian lover Jesus Luz and was dating much younger dancer Brahim Zaibat, who was spotted clubbing with the singer at a Big Apple hotspot. The 24-year-old Frenchman has revealed that the pair met after he danced at the launch of her Material Girl fashion line in September (10), but insists he was wasn't fazed during his first meeting with the famous 52 year old.
"(I was) asked... to dance for the launch of Material Girl and then backstage I was introduced to her. She thanked me for my performance. I didn't feel like I met a monster. She was a woman almost like any other woman. I was really happy to meet her but I did not stress about it," the Daily Star quoted him as telling Grazia magazine.
Zaibat also added it was not the pair's intention to "go public" with their reported romance by partying together in New York. "We were clubbing and were seen dancing together. Because it's Madonna, the repercussions were absolutely unbelievable. It was not a calculated decision to go public. We were just having a good time with friends. I wouldn't say things went too fast. My life did not really change. I am still the same person," he added