"Hi, how are you?" Those were the first, spellbinding words exchanged between Madonna and her 24-year-old breakdancer boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat — or so Brahim tells OK! in an exclusive interview. The Frenchman met the Material Girl last September at the launch of her read-to-wear-line — and was not especially overwhelmed.
"She was just a woman almost like the others," Brahim recalls. "An exceptional artist and world-famous, of course, but a woman first. I was just happy to meet her. But not particularly stressed!"
Indeed, Brahim isn't even a huge fan of Madonna's musical canon. He wasn't a gleam in his parents' eyes when the 53-year-old icon's first monster hit, "Like a Virgin," rocked the music world.
"it is not the kind of music I [prioritize] in my iPod," he tells OK!. "But like everyone else, I know her hit songs."
The couple is, however, bonded by a mutual devotion to dance.
"Madonna has always been passionate about it," Brahim says. "Her childhood dream was to become a dancer. It gives us one more thing in common."
Of course, having such a high-profile girlfriend can transform someone's life overnight. But Brahim insists he's still the same person he always was.
"I will not say [the romance] is going too fast, but things take their course," the breakdancer tells OK!.
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