Madonna and Andrew Darnell Part Ways After 5 Months

Benjamin Imiewanlan
Madonna and Andrew Darnell
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The 64-year-old Like A Virgin hit singer, Madonna, has cut ties with her new paramour, model, Andrew Darnell. Inside reports regarding the breakup claim it to be due to a "crisis in confidence."

It's A Wrap Guys

That's a wrap
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The Queen of Pop music, Madonna, and her lover, Andrew Darnell, have called it quits on their five months relationship. Sources close to the 23-year-old growing model say he allegedly has found love with someone closer to his age.

Crisis of Confidence

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Remember Madonna's saga at the 2023 Grammy Awards? Well, the pop star seems to be suffering the backlash she received for her appearance at the Award show. And her recent breakup with Darnell isn't going well for her. An insider from her camp stated, "she's having a bit of a crisis of confidence, and this doesn't help."

Bad Timing

Apparently, Madonna might not be as distraught as you'd imagine. While her relationship with the young model might have seemed blossoming, judging from Darnell's Instagram posts, she's still much okay. A source says, "It was only a very casual thing [with Darnell], so she's not broken-hearted. It's just that it has come at a bad time."

No Love Detected

In the same discussion, the insider says, "she had a lot of fun with Andrew but it was never love or anything like that." And to be honest, this is no shocking news!

Then There's The Age Gap

Madonna and Andrew Darnell
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The Like A Prayer singer is not new to relationships, and, understandably, there might have been no emotional love from her end to Darnell. The pop star is 64, while her ex-lover is 23, leaving a 41-year age difference which is quite awkward and a little uncomfortable for many fans.

But, It's A Bit Strange To Her Friends

Just like her fans felt uneasy about her relationship with the 23-year-old, her friends had similar views. An insider close to Madonna shared with Hollywood Life, "Madonna is casually dating Andrew Darnell and although some of her friends think the fact that he is 23 is a bit strange, Madonna does not seem to care at all." The insider continued, "she's living her best life right now and having fun."

Age Is Just A Number

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Like most celebrity relationships, age doesn't seem to be a topic of discussion. Another source close to the star says, "she [Madonna] has never really let age affect her decision on who to date and who not to date and it is not like Madonna is going to settle down, nor does she want to."

How They Met?

From what is known, the ex-couple met at a photo shoot last year following her breakup with the 28-year-old dancer, Ahlamalik Williams, whom she dated for three years. Madonna and Darnell's first public appearance as a couple was in September 2022, after they were reportedly kissing at a party in New York.

A source at the party told Page Six, "They were definitely smooching." Adding, "she and Andrew were being very openly affectionate all night, snuggling and cuddling in the booth."

No Shared Red Carpet Moment

Madonna at the 56th Grammys Award
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While Madonna and Andrew shared their moments, there was never a time both of them walked the red carpet side-by-side throughout their relationship. As much of their relationship was kept private, Andrew Darnell kept the pop star's fans updated with his Instagram posts.

He Was More Into It

Looking at their social media pages, only one made posts regarding the relationship and still has them up — you guessed that right…Andrew Darnell! In one of his Instagram posts, he uploaded a photo of himself and Madonna getting cozy. Another Instagram post shows Madonna placing her tongue on his abs as he lies on a red table.

Madonna's "Pretty Girl Walk" Moment

Madonna on her Pretty Girls Walk dance
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Madonna isn't letting the trolls win as she makes a clap-back response to comments on her facial looks at The Grammys for receiving plastic surgery. The Vogue singer made a TikTok video moving to Big Boss Vette's Pretty Girls Walk song showing her confident and undisturbed face to her trolls. The video ends with the pop star making a dramatic turn as she gives her viewers a relaxed twerk.

Unrecognizable Scenes At The Grammys

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It's no news that Madonna was the center of attraction at the 2023 Grammys Awards with her distinctive new look. Many fans and trolls took to social media to express their opinions about the star. A major occurring comment on her looks at the Grammys described her as "unrecognizable."

Harsh Words From Fans

One fan or troll of the pop star watching The Grammys had a lot to say about her appearance. In a tweet, the fan wrote, "Jesus Madonna's face at the Grammy's. Looks like robocops face is stretched over her old one. Never ceases to amaze me that these surgery-addicted celebs think this type of thing is a good look. We all age, get over it! 👀😆"

Here's What She Has To Say

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In her response to the backlash for her appearance, Madonna had a lot of things to say. In a post on her Instagram page, she wrote, "Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny That permeates the world we live in."

Adding, "A world that refuses to celebrate women past the age of 45 And feels the need to punish her If she continues to be strong-willed, hard-working and adventurous."

The Blame Game

While trying not to take the blame for plastic surgery gone wrong, the pop singer explained that the cause for her looks was due to a "long lens camera." In the same post, she wrote, "many people chose to only talk about Close-up photos of me Taken with a long lens camera By a press photographer that Would distort anyone's face!!"

Introduce Rather Than Present

Madonna on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
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In her long caption, responding to her facial criticism at the Grammys, she wrote that she chose to introduce Kim Petras and Sam Smith rather than present the award for the coveted Album of the Year. In her mind, she felt introducing the Unholy stars was more significant and empowering to her trailblazing status.

Keep The Focus On The Subject Matter

While giving her introductory speech, the Take A Bow singer only wanted what she had to say to be the audience's focus. Still, in her caption, she stated, "Instead of focusing on what I said in my speech which was about giving thanks for the fearlessness of artists like Sam and Kim- Many people chose to only talk about Close-up photos of me Taken with a long lens camera By a press photographer that Would distort anyone's face!!"

Unapologetic Madonna

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Standing firm on her facial looks, she ends her words with, "I have never apologized for any of the creative choices I have made nor the way that I look or dress and I'm not going to start."

She Has Forgiven Her Fans

In an indirect manner, the Queen of Pop let go of all the trolling and settled for peace. In her next Instagram post, she wrote the caption, "I've Already Forgiven You." Whether she's simply talking about the song or referring to the troll, isn't clearly stated, but the message is clear.