Rumor has it that Madonna has found a new ‘boy toy’ in an Ivory Coast African model 32 years her junior, Aboubakar Soumahoro. A friend of the Material Girl told the Mirror, “They were at a party together back in November when they got chatting, and hit it off straight away. Over the next few weeks, they got together a couple more times and she invited him over to her place, where they sat up all night talking.”
This isn’t the first time Madonna has fallen for a man much younger than herself, righteously earning the title of “cougar.” According to Urban Dictionary, a cougar is defined as:
An older woman who frequents clubs in order to score with a much younger man. The cougar can be anyone from an overly surgically altered wind tunnel victim, to an absolute sad and bloated old horn-meister, to a real hottie or milf. Cougars are gaining in popularity — particularly the true hotties — as young men find not only a sexual high, but many times a chick with her sh*t together.
Here’s what you need to know now:
1. Madonna Tends to Go for Younger Men, & Can Better Relate to Them
As Madonna is embroiled in a bitter custody battle over Rocco Ritchie, her son with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, she is not giving up on finding love again, or at least trying to enjoy herself in the meantime.
In an interview with the New York Daily news, Madonna, 57, stated:
It’s just what happens. Most men my age are married with children. They’re not date-able. I’m a very adventurous person and I also have a crazy life. I’m a single mother. I have four children. I mean, you have to be pretty open-minded and adventurous to want to step into my world. People who are older, and more set in their ways, are probably not as adventurous as someone younger.
2. Aboubakar Soumahoro’s Competiton: One of Many in the History of Madonna’s Younger Boy-Toys
Over the years, Madonna’s dating history has included an extensive number of younger men. From Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez, 40, to ex-husband Guy Ritchie, the Like a Virgin star has gotten around. Her marriage to Ritchie lasted eight years, from 2000-2008. They dated two years before officially getting hitched. Just after the divorce from Ritchie, Madonna briefly dated Rodriguez in 2008. The longest relationship following that divorce was to actor Brahim Zaibat, which lasted from 2010-2013.
You can read more on her dating history here.
3. He Has Been Spotted on Her Recent ‘Rebel Heart’ Tour
According to the Mirror, Madonna and Soumahoro, nicknamed ‘Brooklin,’ were introduced by a mutual friend in November at a showbiz bash. Weeks later, the model, with his strikingly intense eyes, was reportedly at her home in London, and has been seen on the South American portion of her Rebel Heart Tour. Soumahoro is a former Harrod’s worker. A friend of Madonna told The Mirror, “The next thing we heard, he had quit his job and had gone out to meet her on tour. It’s obviously a very close friendship.”
4. He Will Have to Deal With the Fact That Madonna Is Involved in a Bitter Custody Dispute
Madonna’s son with Guy Ritchie, Rocco Ritchie, accompanied her on her Rebel Heart tour during the better half of 2015. Much to Madonna’s dismay, the tour became too much for Rocco to handle, and he didn’t feel his mother had enough time for him. The previous arrangement allowed for Madonna and Ritchie to split custody with Rocco. However, this changed once Rocco joined the pop star on tour.
A movie associate of Ritchie’s told the New York Post:
Rocco spent most of the second half of 2015 on tour with his mother and got upset about not spending enough time with her. Even by her ruthless standards, Madonna has been particularly driven on the tour, and when Rocco did see her, he felt like she was trying to micromanage his life.
Earlier this month, a judge in New York City ruled that for now, Rocco is allowed to stay living with Guy Ritchie. “No one is disrupting this household. The child is in school; let us try to allow him to go forward in the most normal way,” New York Supreme Court judge Deborah Kaplan said.
5. Soumahoro Is from the African Ivory Coast & Is Nicknamed ‘Brooklin’
Soumahoro, who previously worked at the department store Harrods, has since taken up modeling. Soumahoro hails from the Ivory Coast of Africa, and is nicknamed Brooklin by his friends. Friends of Madonna say she is absolutely smitten by her latest boy-toy. But only time will tell if the relationship can last, not only making it through Madonna’s everyday high-profile life, but also the pop star’s custody battle over her beloved son, Rocco.