Madonna and her model boyfriend Andrew Darnell, who is 41 years her junior, are said to have called it quits after less than a year of dating.
Following their breakup, the Material Girl singer, 64, is reportedly experiencing a “crisis of confidence” over their breakup and recent “old-fashioned and misogynistic” criticism of her appearance earlier this month.
“It was just a very casual thing (with Darnell), so she’s not brokenhearted. It just comes at a bad time,” said a source Page six on Friday.
The insider continued, “She’s having a bit of a crisis of confidence and this isn’t helping. She had a lot of fun with Andrew, but it was never love or anything like that.”
The former couple began dating shortly after the end of her three-year romance with former backup dancer Ahlamalik Williams, 28.
Moving on: Madonna and her model boyfriend Andrew Darnell, who is 41 years her junior, reportedly called it quits after dating for less than a year
In September, she was first romantically linked to Darnell after they were seen kissing at a party in New York City.
“They were definitely cuddling,” Page Six reported at the time. “She and Andrew were very openly affectionate all night long, cuddling and cuddling in the booth.”
Her self-esteem was said to have been tarnished by haters who took to social media to say she looked unrecognizable at the 2023 Grammy Awards,
In response to the backlash, the mother of six explained that her face was distorted during the show and looked swollen from a “long-lens camera.”
“Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that permeates the world we live in,” she wrote on her Instagram story.
In her lengthy caption, Madonna called it an “honour” to introduce Kim Petras – the first openly trans person to win a Grammy – as well as Sam Smith, who shared the duo award and became the first openly non-binary artist to win in the category Best Pop Duo/Group Collaboration.
She commented that she chose to introduce Petras rather than present for the coveted Album of the Year award because she felt the first moment would be more important and befitting her breakthrough status.
But Madonna was annoyed at how people ignored her words and instead focused on her looks.
Rough month: Following their split, the Material Girl singer, 64, is reportedly experiencing a “crisis of confidence” over their breakup and recent “old-fashioned and misogynistic” criticism of her appearance earlier this month (seen at the 2023 Grammy Awards on Feb. 5)
“Instead of focusing on what I said in my speech, which was about thanking the fearlessness of artists like Sam and Kim—Many people chose to just talk about Close-up shots of me taken with a long-range camera. lens By a press photographer who Would distort someone’s face!!’ she said.
“Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that pervades the world we live in.”
Madonna complained that she lived in a “world that refuses to celebrate women who have reached the age of 45 and feels the need to punish her if she remains strong-willed, hardworking and adventurous (sic).”
She continued, stating that she had no intention of apologizing for “any of the creative choices I’ve made nor the way I look or dress and I’m not going to get into it.”
The Like A Prayer singer said that while she felt she was “degraded” from her earliest days of fame, “I understand this is all a test and I’m happy to do the groundbreaking work so that all the women behind me an easier time in the years to come.’
“Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that pervades the world we live in,” she wrote
Earlier this week, she seemingly admitted to having plastic surgery in a candid new post, gushing about “how cute” she looked after “that swelling from the surgery was gone.”
Still, she didn’t reveal exactly what kind of procedure she had or when she went under the knife.
In addition to criticism for her appearance and the end of her relationship, her long-awaited biopic, starring Julia Garner, was scrapped at the end of January.
The US Sun reports that the biopic, which was green-lit in 2020, was shelved in part due to Madonna’s insistence on “almost complete” control of the process on top of her outlandish “circus antics” on social media.
The decision followed her announcement that she would embark on a world tour in honor of her 40th anniversary.