"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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