MADONNA has reportedly moved her new boyfriend into her New York flat. The singer, who has reportedly been dating Jesus Luz since January since she split from husband Guy Ritchie. The 50-year-old introduced Luz to her three children, 12-year-old daughter Lourdes, son Rocco, eight, and adopted tot David Banda, three, last month. A source told the Sunday Mirror: “Jesus has left his old life and his old friends behind. His whole world has turned on its head since he met Madonna. ‘A few months ago he was living at his mum’s place in one of the poorest cities in the world. Now he’s got his feet under the table in a massive mansion block overlooking Central Park. And he’s on the books of the biggest modelling agency in the world. ‘Madonna has changed too. She’s mellowed into a completely different person from the one who was married to Guy Ritchie. She never used to like cooking but now she has really got into it. They laugh a lot and enjoy staying in.’
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Name at birth: Madonna Louise Ciccone
Madonna used a mixture of talent, pulchritude and relentless self-promotion to become one of the most famous recording artists of the 20th century. She released her self-titled first album in 1983 in the guise of a streetwise pop ragamuffin, and over time she kept one step ahead of the game by jumping from persona to persona: dance club queen, balladeer, cowgirl, channeler of the Mysterious East. Her other albums have included Like a Virgin (1984, with the hit single “Material Girl” giving her a new nickname), Ray of Light (1998), Music (2000), American Life (2003), Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005) and Hard Candy (released in 2008, the year she turned 50). She has also acted in over a dozen movies, including Dick Tracy (1990, with Warren Beatty) and A League of Their Own (1992, with Rosie O’Donnell). No stranger to controversy, Madonna has long been a favorite of the tabloids on topics ranging from her racy videos and TV appearances to her sometimes-mystical religious beliefs to her marriages to actor Sean Penn (1985-89) and filmmaker Guy Ritchie (they married in 2000, and announced in 2008 that they would divorce). Her daughter Lourdes was born in October of 1996, fathered by Madonna’s personal trainer, Carlos Leon. In August of 2000 Madonna and Ritchie had a son, Rocco. In October of 2006 they adopted a a motherless 13-month-old child, David Banda, from the African country of Malawi.
Extra credit: Madonna attended the University of Michigan on a dance scholarship… Her daughter Lourdes is named for the site where Bernadette Soubirous saw visions of the Virgin Mary… A fall from a horse in 2005 left the pop star with a broken collarbone and three cracked ribs… The RIAA reported in 2008 that Madonna had sold over 63 million albums in her career.
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