Madonna's romance approved
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 March 2009
Madonna's relationship with 22-year-old Brazilian model Jesus Luz has been given the seal of approval by his father Luiz Heitor
Madonna has gained the approval of her boyfriend's father.
Luiz Heitor - father of Jesus Luz, the singer's 22-year-old Brazilian boyfriend - has given the couple his blessing, saying the 28-year age gap between them doesn't matter.
Luiz - who, at 46, is four years younger than Madonna - is quoted as saying: "When Cupid strikes, age doesn't matter. My son told me his relationship with Madonna is serious. People speak about their difference in ages, this is nonsense."
Luiz added he believes his son's Christian name attracted the 'Miles Away' singer - even though she is a follower of the Kabbalah faith, an offshoot of Judaism.
He added: "I believe she was first attracted to him by his handsomeness - but his name helped."
Earlier this week, Jesus denied cheating on Madonna with underwear model Luciano Costa in Rio De Janeiro.
He said: "I danced with her, but I danced with everyone at the party. My mom was at the party and never would I become intimate with a woman if my mom was nearby - even if I was interested in that person.
"I have nothing with Luciana. The next day I met her on the beach and greeted her normally."