American singer cum actress, Madonna Louise Ciccone and her model boyfriend, Andrew Darnell, who is 41 years her junior, are rumoured to have called it quits after dating for five months.
According to DailyMail, the singer is reportedly experiencing a crisis of confidence over their breakup and recent ageist and misogynistic criticism of her appearance earlier this month.
“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.
“She’s having a bit of a crisis of confidence and this doesn’t help. She had a lot of fun with Andrew but it was never loved or anything like that,” a source told the outlet.
The former couple began dating shortly after the end of the singer’s three-year romance with a former backup dancer, Ahlamalik Williams, 28.
According to DailyMail, she was first romantically linked to Darnell after they were spotted kissing at a party in New York City, in September 2022.
“They were definitely smooching. She and Andrew were being very openly affectionate all night, snuggling and cuddling in the booth.”
Her self-esteem is said to have been rattled by haters that took to social media to say she looked unrecognisable 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 puffier than it actually was due to 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.