Popular singer Madonna and her model boyfriend Andrew Darnell, are rumored to have parted ways after less than a year of dating.
Following their split, the Material Girl 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,” a source told Page Six on Friday.
The insider continued: ”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 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. In September, she was first romantically linked to Darnell after they were spotted kissing at a party in New York City.
”They were definitely smooching,” Page Six reported, at the time. ”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 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 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.
In her lengthy caption, Madonna called it an ‘honor’ 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 Best Pop Duo/Group Collaboration category.
She noted that she opted to introduce Petras, rather than presenting for the coveted Album of the Year prize, as she thought the former moment would be more important and befitting her trailblazing status.