Madonna's new boyfriend Brahim Zaibat has spoken for the first time about his romance with the Material Girl.
The 24-year-old French breakdancer says of his megastar love: "She's just a woman like all the others.
"She's an extraordinary artist and world famous, of course, but a woman above all."
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Brahim, who is a devout Muslim, told Grazia France magazine how they met at the singer's ready-to-wear clothes line launch on September 22.
"My mate Norman, who danced for her and who became her personal trainer, asked me to dance at the evening.
"I performed a solo to Material Girl. Then I met Madonna on the sidelines, and she just thanked me for my show."
The dancer, who lives in a council flat in Lyon, eastern France, says the relationship has not changed him.
"I've stayed the same. It's others who have changed," he says.
"People I haven't seen for seven years have suddenly remembered that I exist. It's become unmanageable. So I've changed my mobile number."
As Madonna's new love adjusts to the spotlight, the singer's ex husband Guy Ritchie is quietly pushing ahead with his relationship with Jacqui Ainsley
Eight months down the line and the director is still going steady with the pretty Essex model.
Or course, it probably helps that the 28-year-old seems to like going for dates with Guy at the pub he owns in Mayfair, The Punch Bowl.
Jacqui and the 42-year-old film-maker were spotted leaving the upmarket watering hole this week, arm-in-arm.
And judging by the smiles on their faces, the date looked to have been a definite success.