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Madonna Is Getting 'Ridiculously Close' to Colombian Singer Maluma Despite Josh Popper Dating Rumors

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May 15 2023, Published 8:30 p.m. ET

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Why have one potential new flame when you can have two! As Madonna's budding romance with Josh Popper, 29, seemingly continues, the Queen of Pop is rumored to be igniting a new spark with 29-year-old Colombian singer Maluma.

As Madonna prepares for her highly-anticipated world tour, she has sparked whispers among backstage sources about her cozy relationship with the artist.

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“They were cozy and very cuddly — so much so that other people decided to leave them alone to get on with whatever is going on,” spilled a tour source of the rumored new flames, who have been getting “ridiculously close."

“They spent a few days together during rehearsals where the flirting began — people think it’s likely he’ll be performing on the South American leg of her tour as he’s massive there — and then they hung out all weekend in New York," they told a news outlet after an intense few days of Madonna and Maluma working together. "Their chemistry is insane.”

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The 64-year-old and the "Hawái" vocalist have been friends for years, ever since Madonna introduced herself to Maluma at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2018.

As rumors circulate, Madonna posted a video to her private Instagram account of the two during rehearsals, and according to a source whose seen the content, their chemistry is off the charts.

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"She gives him a big kiss in front of the other dancers and then she straddles him," the insider dished of the video. "They look very intimate."

Maluma — who has a song with Madonna — previously confirmed that he and the controversial vocalist have a "good relationship," saying on "The Rock Star Show" podcast: "I can call her and ask her about anything in my life and she will answer me with all the love in the world.”

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Meanwhile, Madonna has not only been getting close with Maluma as of late, as she's been flaunting her newfound relationship with Popper, a professional boxer, in recent months following her split from boyfriend of three years Ahlamalik Williams.

She had a brief fling with model Andrew Darnell, 23, earlier this year before being linked to Popper — who has been teaching her son David how to fight.

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Madonna most recently posted with her rumored boyfriend in late April, sharing loved-up snaps of the duo as Popper coyly appeared to check out his lady's behind as he trailed behind her. In the photo shared to social media, Popper showcased a sly smirk across his face and licked his lips while staring directly at Madonna's bum.

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Page Six spoke to tour insiders about Madonna and Maluma's chemistry.

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