Is Madonna’s boy-toy Brahim fooling around & is Madge now with Sean Penn?


I don’t have the time, inclination or desire to go really in-depth and Twihard-Proofing with this story, so if you’d like some exhaustive coverage, go here to Radar. The gist of this is… Madonna and Brahim Zaibat, her young boyfriend of several years, are probably done. Brahim is probably hooking up with some young blonde named Katrina Patchett, who is his partner in the new season of the French version of Dancing With the Stars. Katrina’s Twitter is full of references to Brahim, and judging from her Twitter photos, they are always together and they seem very close.

But! Is it really over? Brahim and Madonna were seen together out and about in NYC in October, but shortly after that, he seemed to fly back to France to be with Katrina. Couldn’t it be possible that Madonna really doesn’t care? Because I don’t think she cares. I don’t think this is a huge breakup or anything. I think Brahim is probably being “phased out” but Madonna still has a general warmth towards him. Sort of like babysitting a puppy, maybe?

Plus, I doubt Madonna cares because she’s maybe/probably hooking up with Sean Penn again. Madonna took her son Rocco Ritchie (who is 13 going on Justin Bieber) to Haiti for Thanksgiving and they spent time with Penn. You can see Rocco’s Instagram here (I’m including some photos too). I wonder how Guy Ritchie feels about his teenage son spending time with Sean? Hm.




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  1. Jules says:

    Madonna with a man her own age? Can her ego handle it?

  2. PunkyMomma says:

    Hasn’t Sean Penn always been the great love of her life?

    • SamiHami says:

      Madonna has always been the great love of her own life.

    • Shannon1972 says:

      If I remember the story correctly, Sean Penn tied her to a chair and beat the crap out of her for hours. This led to her finally divorcing him. I can’t imagine for the life of me why she would go back to him. It’s not like he’s mellowed with age.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Let’s not forget she was tied to the chair for hours and he threatened to kill her with a knife. Truly charming.

        She should run from this abuser. And then stay away too because running simply isn’t enough.

      • Lauren says:

        Yes! He beat her for 9 hours! He was pissed about other charges for punching a fan and had to serve a prison sentence of 30 days. Madonna at this time could have filed charges against him in another assault with a baseball bat. But she didn’t and after he got out of jail on the fan assault charges he broke into her house and began his initial attack on her in her bedroom. According to the police report he tried to tie her up with lamp cords but she escaped into the living room and he continued his assault finally tying her to a chair with twine. He threatened that he owned a gun and also that he was going to cut off all her hair. He then beat her around in a drunken stupor and after running out of liquor went to get some leaving Madonna bound and gagged. When he came back he continued beating her and only let her go once she agreed to perform a degrading sexual act on him. She then ran from the house and he continued to chase her as she got into her car and drove away.

        I can’t believe she would allow her son to be around this scum after what he did to her and she knows he is capable of. She can forgive if she wants as people sometimes need to forgive their attackers to heal and move on but if I were her I still wouldn’t have Sean Penn around my child.

      • FingerBinger says:

        @ladyslippers. I’ve heard about him tying her to a chair, but he never threatened to kill her with a knife. No need to make up things.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Wasn’t making it up. He (as Laren wrote) was abusing her for HOURS and used more than one weapon. He also threatened to carve up her face before killing her. And told her that she was nothing and various other verbal assaults that were not pleasant. The police report was very lengthy and descriptive.

  3. Aussie girl says:

    Im thinking that Madonna & Sean penn are defernetly back on. It didn’t work the first time I don’t think it will work this time. My own mother is back together with her 1st hubby from 35 years ago, so who knows. I just see two big egos artist with Madonna & Sean.

  4. It'sJustBlanche says:

    I actually sort of like her with him. Separately they’re sort of meh but together, well I just get all stupid and sentimental.

  5. MrsBPitt says:

    Penn and Madonna, two of the biggest ego’s on the planet…it will never work…again!

  6. rose says:

    I know I shouldn’t but… I would totally love it if Madonna and Sean got back together!

  7. Kemper says:

    Rocco looks so much like Guy.

  8. paola says:

    What can possibly have in common a 50 something year old woman and a 20 something year old man apart from sex and money (her money)?
    Madonna is so lame lately, she screams lonely and desperate.

  9. eliza says:

    Penn looks like an old alcoholic hillbilly.

  10. lourdesdx says:

    I wonder if Rocco knows that the man sitting next to him abused his mom and even beat her up with a baseball bat.

  11. Jayna says:

    I would love to see Madonna with a man again, not a boy. The one thing about Sean is he would call Madonna out on stuff no one ever does. He’s no yes person.

  12. GiGi says:

    I’m kind of meh about this whole story, but I feel for Rocco – 13 may be the hardest age for boys – so awkward, lol! My older kids are 10 & 8 and I can already feel us edging into the hormone abyss.

  13. Heat says:

    As much as both of them currently annoy me, the late-80′s teenage girl in me is melting! I’d venture a guess and say that any girl born between, say 1971 and 1975-ish will feel the same as I do.

    • JM says:

      Thanks Heat. You articulated what I couldn’t. Maybe it is just nostalgia, but I’d love to see them reunite. I think Madonna has always loved Sean and remember in her movie “Truth or Dare” she flat out said he was the love of her life (and she was dating Warren Beatty at the time). I don’t remember abuse allegations, only that he loved to punch paparazzi but maybe because back then, I wasn’t following gossip. I would hope he’s mellowed with age but who knows?

      My aunt & uncle were married 20 years. He was emotionally abusive and she finally divorced him. 20 years later, they reunited, remarried and have never been happier. Old age agrees with my uncle and he’s a lot nicer now that he’s laid off the booze.

      But back to the story at hand….I hope it’s true.

  14. nico says:

    This story is false. How do I know?

    Sean Penn is too old for Madonna.

    Madonna is too old for Sean Penn.

    End of story.

  15. mzizkrizten says:

    even if she gets back with sean she will keep hot young things on the side because… sean penn.

  16. jelynn says:

    Why is it that the same people who ship Madonna and Penn hate on Rihanna for returning to Chris Brown? Why doesn’t Madonna get the same negative comments when this possible reunion is mentioned, by the writers or commenters? Idgi.

  17. nenou says:

    the man with Katrina on the picture is not Brahim !

  18. Thiajoka says:

    Well, if this story doesn’t fit the “Throwback Thursday” status, none will.

  19. TheOriginalKitten says:


    Man I feel old…

  20. Maddie says:

    She’s worth what 1/2 Billion yet she walks around like she hadn’t had a shampoo in weeks. It looks laded down and greasy and dry at the same time.

  21. Moiselle says:

    I thought she and her boy toy broke up quite some time ago? That she kicked him to the curb because he was dating those of his own age behind her back? Maybe I read that as a blind/reveal on CDAN.

  22. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    God, Madonna don’t do it!!! NO DONG IS THAT AMAZING!

    If even half the crap I read about their marriage isn’t true, if that story about tying her to a chair and beating/threatening her isn’t true–he’s still a crazy, grumpy old guy who needs anger management and therapy, like RIGHT NOW.

    Just, ugh. And if you’re going to get back w/the husband who abused you 20 years ago–DON’T let your kids, especially your SON hang out with this douche. God knows what he’s going to pick up–maybe some racial slurs, like Hopper (if you’re lucky).

  23. Meggin says:

    Rocco looks a lot like his father. Wow. Cute kid but he reminds me of this kid who used to bully me back in middle school so it’s a bit unsettling haha.

  24. Boxy Lady says:

    Ever since I saw her video for “Oh Father” in the 80s, I have wondered if Madonna came from an abusive home. It would certainly explain why she’s still so drawn to Sean Penn even after he tied her to a chair and beat her. (Not to mention that Sean Penn looks exactly like her father when he was young; it’s rather eerie.) And Madonna has said that she and her father have never discussed that video. It makes me believe that perhaps they were avoiding a heavy conversation.

  25. Kate says:

    Why one earth do these huge celebrities let their young kids have public social media accounts, using their real names no less? Maybe they don’t give a shit about their kids futures, after all they can just buy them a future, but you’d think they’d care how it reflects on them. So many of these kids come off as painfully stupid, barely literate, quite often wildly prejudiced…it’s doesn’t exactly suggest great parenting.

  26. Lark says:

    The police filed a report on how she was abused by Sean Penn, and she had to go to UCLA’s hospital that’s how bad it was. The only reason he wasn’t charged was because apparently at the time the woman needed to press charges (nowadays the police will press charges even without the women wanting too in California). It’s always AMAZED me that Sean Penn got away with that horrible incident, unlike Mel Gibson and Terrence Howard.

    I bet Guy Ritchie is BEYOND angry. I would be.

  27. chlyn says:

    Baby Brahim sure has a type – hard-edged blondes with lots of sinew and veins. He likes ‘em gym-ratty!

  28. Hakura says:

    I know it’s already been said, but I think it’s bears repeating: How the hell can so many of you SHIP these two after the *heinous* shit he did to her?! Beating, torture, imprisonment, & sexual assualt! If she *does* go back to him, she’ll be pulling a ‘Rihanna’, but it seems people aren’t reacting the same way, which is just disgusting. & I pray to God it doesn’t happen, both for her *&* her kids.

  29. Persnickety says:

    It’s probably a past-life thing — they can’t not be drawn together, needing to work out issues from this and prior lives. I remember from years ago (before the abuse and divorce), Madonna describing how they met. She said she had just finished performing and someone told her Sean Penn was backstage and wanted to meet. She had a flash of intuition that they’d fall in love and get married. And they did!

    Remember, Madonna is a woman of incredible strength and drive. I saw her perform a few weeks after the chair torture, from seats close enough to see her blink. She was intent on putting on a helluva show, and she did. She didn’t smile or seem happy, understandably, but I was amazed she could perform at all.

    I don’t know if younger people who weren’t following her in the mid-80′s can appreciate her place in history — she was an incredible trailblazer for women in the arts and in business.

    I hope she’s happy, no matter whats happening in her life. She’s earned that right.

  30. Elizabeth says:

    Sean and Madonna were married for 4 years 25 years ago and have basically been in steady contact since 2009. My sense is they love each other precisely because neither is in ultimately control of the other. And if they still haven’t figured out how get value out of a relationship that makes sense for them without everyone here helping them along, I hope and pray it doesn’t lead to another alter.