Madonna, 61, has a new 25-year-old back-up dancer boy-toy, surprise

Madonna steps out to promote her new album in New York

At some point, I just stopped paying attention to all of Madonna’s “boy toys.” I stopped caring years ago, for many reasons. The main reason? Because these aren’t even real contractual relationships. I honestly just believe Madonna likes some youthful companionship and she likes someone pretty around her to make her look cool and hip. Plus, she loves to order people around, so of course she’s gone through an assortment of 20-something “boy toys” who all happen to be her back-up dancers, basically. They already have a contract to dance, and everything else is just a bonus of vacations and fetching Lady Madonna her soup.

So, Madonna has a new “boy toy.” She just keeps getting older and they stay the same age. This one is named Ahlamalik Williams and he’s 25 years old. She’s 61 years old. He’s a back-up dancer. They were on vacation together this past weekend in Miami with her kids.

Does Madonna have a new man?

The pop superstar, 61, was spotted with backup dancer Ahlamalik Williams — his hands around her waist — on her hotel balcony in Miami Saturday ahead of a run of Florida shows this week. Williams, 25, is currently on the road with Madonna as part of her Madame X Tour, and has been a fixture on her Instagram account since earlier this year, making occasional appearances throughout the summer and fall. In the clips, the two are pictured boarding a helicopter, leaning on each other after a tough tour rehearsal and celebrating Madame X debuting atop the Billboard 200 upon its release in June.

A rep for Madonna has not commented.

[From People]

I’m including a pic of Madonna with her dude below, along with some photos of Ahlamalik on the balcony solo. She also posted a video of the back of his head as they were heading to her helicopter a week ago. He seems like her “type” – young, with a slim dancer’s body and a certain “cool kid” vibe. He looks like he’s being affectionate to his mom or grandmother though.

Madonna's new boy toy Ahlamalik Williams takes a smoke break on the balcony in Miami!

Madonna's new boy toy Ahlamalik Williams takes a smoke break on the balcony in Miami!

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Mrs. Peel says:

    Can I grab your walker hon, or would you prefer me to massage your achy joints. In any event, he’s hot as hell.

  2. ariel says:

    I’m all for rejecting society’s conventions of age… however, it seems like she is DESPERATE to hold on to her youth. And perhaps it is time to give up the ghost on that.

    • Froggy says:

      Agreed. She reeks of desperation. I wish she would embrace her age. Fighting it by dating toddlers and dressing like she’s still 25 is beyond sad.

      • 😱😂😂😂 Ditto the above comments. It’s one thing to stay relevant as an artist, it’s another thing to delude yourself to the point where you are ridiculous. Madonna is more man than woman anymore with her controlling, selfish behavior. Look at how she keeps her audience waiting for hours. Unfortunately, she reminds me of all the OTHER rich old men and their toys.

    • Erinn says:

      Like, a 40 year old guy is still 20 years younger than she is, and lets not pretend there aren’t smoking hot 40 year olds out there.

      I give her the same kind of shade that I’ve been tossing at the old men engaged to 20 somethings. When they’re young enough to be your grandchild, they’re definitely too young for you!

      • enike says:

        Erinn, I think its a bit different, because they will not start a family. The 70 year old men with 20somethings start a family, which is irresponsible to the child and its a joke franky. That is a difference, imho

        when old men date young women, the next news is they are pregnant! now that deserves a big shade, on both parts (just imho)

        Madonna sleeping with youngsters within legal boundaries = good for her

        and who else would she meet than a back-up dancer when she is always working?

        So I say, have fun Madge 🙂

  3. Keekee says:

    I am surprised he is smoking she is such a control freak I didn’t think she would allow it.

  4. Wellsie says:

    The video should have a trigger warning for second hand embarrassment. The way she says, “That’s how we rollllllll.” is cringe. Yikes.

    • Cherry says:

      that made me cringe too. along with her non-moving face. And I used to LOVE Madonna.

      • Cindy says:

        Madonna’s lost her depth. She’s always been an attention-seeker, but her lyrics in the ’90s were thought-provoking. It wasn’t just about wanting attention, she legit had a message to convey.

        Nowadays she just looks old, desperate and ridiculous. The last Madonna song I remember liking was Hung Up.

      • Some chick says:

        Hung Up was brilliant. In large part because of the sample of Abba’s Gimme Gimme Gimme a man after Midnight that they let her use.

    • Mirna says:

      100% I couldn’t keep watching.
      I decided not to judge her, if that’s how she decides to live her life, provided that she is not hurting anyone, then be it. But the video was painful to watch, it is so embarrassing.

    • Joanna says:

      Oh, yes, that was so cringeworthy.

  5. Laura says:

    Can we compare this to Peter Cook now?

    • Jadedone says:

      Yes and we can be just as grossed out as we were with Peter

    • MC2 says:

      I had the same thought, but no. Peter cheated on his wives & seeks out teenagers, which is very different from being 25 y/o (for the person who is a teen vs 25). It’s still gross as hell to me, personally, but not the same beast. This reminds me more of Leo.

      • Erinn says:

        I mean… the cheating doesn’t count towards the creep factor, really. It counts to the overall douche factor, sure.

        But I’d say the grossness is comparable. A 19 year old isn’t drastically younger than a 25 year old. Unless one of them starts hitting up minors then I’d say it’s comparable.

      • SM says:

        Yes! The grossness. Her daugter is a couple of years behind her boy toy. Her son Rocco is 6 years behind him. This is gross and if sexes were reverse the comment section would be flooded with comments how the gradpa sexually exploits young men. I mean he is a dancer and gets his paycheck by keeping Madge happy, he may not even be in a position where he would furuse her thirst for young blood and sick desperation to be a cool kid. She turned her self into a joke a while ago, she came to be unprofessional for being late to her shows and still ripping people for hundreds of dollars for it with no apology and now she wants to be a sexual predator also?

  6. Tate says:

    I will give this the same hard eye roll that I give to stories about the older male actors and their 20-something partners.

  7. Peg says:

    Next, he will be modelling for Versace.
    If Madonna is happy, more power to her.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Would you be saying the same thing if Madonna was a man and this was a 25 year old woman?

      • Alice says:


      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @Peg sorry but I dont buy that. The amount of negative comments (rightfully) stories about men like Peter Cook and Dennis Quaid get for dating 21 and 25 year-olds makes me think otherwise. Personally I think if people feel this way about Madonna dating a man young enough to be her son then you have to keep that same energy when it’s the other way around.

      • enike says:


        the old men with young girlfriends start a family, which is irresponsible to the child, imho

        Madonna is just having fun, so no side eye
        I would say this for anyone, men or women with young partners, wow, good for you
        if they dont decide to start a family at 80, thats it 🙂

  8. Cindy says:

    I think she looks ridiculous and she should start acting her age. And I don’t feel the slightest bit sexist for saying that because I’ve always felt the same way about Mick Jagger and Iggy Pop prancing shirtless across the stage and dating women younger than their children. The problem is not that women get criticized for this, it’s that men don’t.

    • Sam Louise says:

      Bingo! Yes. I’ve always thought Madonna “dated” these twenty-something guys as a political statement. She’s watched how men continue to date gals young enough to be their daughters (or even granddaughters) and no one says anything, so why not reverse it. I think it’s gross whether a man or a woman. But it’s their life so I will just stay out of it.

  9. Valiantly Varnished says:

    This is gross. And pathetic. And yes he looks like he is dating his grandmother.

  10. Bebe says:

    Her IG captions are so, so bad. Like desperately trying to jump a few generations forward or something.

  11. Normades says:

    The eye patch is so ridiculous.

  12. Deanne says:

    She’s so cringeworthy now. She seems to have no idea how desperate she looks. I don’t care if it’s an older man or and older woman, “dating” someone almost 40 years your junior is ridiculous.

  13. Starkille says:

    She looks like she is falling down drunk and he is trying to keep her upright.

  14. mara says:

    Madonna looks desperate in her effort to hold onto her youth. She makes herself look even older by dating her boy toys. I am 60, and the thought of ‘dating’ a kid younger than my kids is just gross to me. My late husband was 10 years younger than me, so it’s not like I am against being in a relationship with a younger man, but a 61 year old with a 25 year old is too much. What can they even have in common? Maybe his grandmother is Madonna’s childood friend, and that was how they met. Just ewww.

    • enike says:

      I think what they have in common is work.
      She works all the time, very hard on herself, where else she would meet some men? yes, at work
      maybe they share a same dedication to dancing and performing ?

  15. Andrea says:

    I am 38 and can’t imagine dating a 25 year old unless it was strictly for “services”. The obvious power she has over him is as gross as a 60 year old man with a 25 year old woman.

  16. Jaded says:

    Let’s face it, these younguns she finds are famewhores and dating a woman the same age as their grannies gives them money and prestige they wouldn’t otherwise have.

  17. CC says:

    She’s gone full Baby Jane.

  18. ME says:

    You’re really telling me this guy is genuinely into a woman in Menopause? Really? No other reason? Same as when young women date way older men…mostly older rich men…makes you wonder…

  19. Jas says:

    Gross because of the age difference, basic because of course he’s a backup dancer.

    I hope he at least gets something out of it, and isn’t feeling pressured to “please” his boss. Hello, power imbalance!

  20. KL says:

    The difference in age is SO steep it comes off as pure flex on her part, and that gives away the game of how desperate she is to impress. And that’s what’s really so sad — that a woman who redefined a cultural industry still feels the need to prove herself. I don’t even like her music that much, but come on — SHE IS MADONNA. Stevie Nicks is ten years older and yet the prevalent attitude toward her is borderline reverent, because she clearly has no fcks to give and stands in her own power. Plus she’s collaborating with popular artists as young as Madonna’s new bf, which, talk about “holding on” to youth — not denying who you are or how long you’ve been around, but proving you have a place in the current zeitgeist regardless.

    Not that I mean to pit these women against each other; there’s no one right way to do it. It’s just sad to me, as someone who grew up with Madonna promoted as a fiercely independent woman with her own unique voice, to see her reduced to making headlines mostly because of the kind of dudes she dates. She should date whoever she likes, but this choice… is a choice. It can’t help but seem like one she’s making in reaction to something else going wrong.

    • DragonWise says:

      I agree, KL. I mean, Madonna has always been problematic, but you could never disparage her bravery, self-marketing talent, or pure hustle. She has quite rightfully become a cultural icon. I didn’t think she would go out like Norma Desmond, completely delusional. She is still in amazing shape, has a ton of energy, and performs well, so I don’t want her to slink off to some rocking chair in Walla Walla, but her whole persona lately has this air of desperation where she is doing anything and everything to be noticed. It’s gross when male celebrities get hair plugs and fillers and date women a third of their age. It’s gross when Madonna does it too.

  21. WTF says:

    Wow that video was embarrassing….

  22. JanetFerber says:

    I hate when people disparage Madonna for her age and her boyfriends. A 61 year old man with a 25 year old woman would barely get a side-eye, while Madonna apparently must be seen as decrepit, inappropriate, pathetic, monstrous, etc. The ageism for women is without a doubt mammoth as compared to men. Her boyfriend is incredibly hot.

    • Tate says:

      I disagree. I think Dennis Quaid looks as equally ridiculous with his 20-something fiancé as Madonna does with this guy.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Uhhhh no. They BOTH look ridiculous. And if you read the stories on CB about Dennis Quaid and Peter Cook then you know a lot of people find it equally gross. Including myself.

  23. MARKWEER says:

    I’ll always have a certain soft spot for Madonna, but I look at people like Tina Turner who eventually settled down with a companion who could be viewed as her equal and I get mad at Madonna who peddles notions that men her age act 100 years old. Stop it with the Back-up dancers at least

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      I think this is one of the that bugs me the most – besides the age difference. If I was Madonna’s aged has accomplished as much as she had what could I possibly have in common with a 25 year old backup dancer. What could he bring as an equal to the relationship? And Im not speaking about money. I mean actual accomplishments and experience. I don’t get the attraction to dating someone who isn’t your equal. Other than it being a power play. And that’s what I think it’s all about for Madonna. Just like an older man dating a much younger woman. Ans it’s equally as gross.

    • enike says:

      @ MARKWEER who else would she meet than back up dancers? she is always training, rehersing, working, her work ethic is legendary.
      most people meet their partners at work. so no wonder maybe about the back-up dancers


      • Anna says:

        Agreed. And people have *always* talked shit about her, no matter what. When she was partnered with someone her own age, when she was married, when she was single, no matter what she does, she is raked over the coals. I say, let her do what she wants. All parties know what they’re in for, and agreed, her work ethic is legendary. She has always been a dancer before any of this; that’s who she will gravitate toward.

  24. pottymouth pup says:

    when’s the last time she dated a hot young guy who wasn’t in her employ?

  25. Texas says:


  26. Teresa says:

    I don’t care who she dates, but I am just so sad that Madonna has lost herself as an artist. I was at the audience during her Eurovision performance in Tel Aviv and it was one of the most embarrasing things I have witnessed. You could literally feel the audience turn cold when her performance started. It was so bad. I was just praying it could end quicker.

  27. Minxx says:

    Her obsession with looking young, ice baths to keep her skin tight, the eye patch, the gloves, the young boy’s borderline Michael Jackson territory.

  28. ooshpick says:

    the only shade I got is that I think her music sucks.

  29. Middle of the road says:

    I don’t and never have found her attractive. The fact she tries to act like she’s a third her age just justifies my opinion.

    • Berlin says:

      I do not agree at all with this backup dancers are all she meets comments. C’mon! She doesn’t tour and work 365 days a year, every year.
      She goes months and years without album releases and touring and is not in the studio every day dancing and working during those times.
      She has tons of opps to go out and meet other kinds of men.

  30. Lens horne says:

    Both of them are ic k looking

  31. perplexed says:

    This must be a photo-op for promotion.

    She doesn’t look into him. I can’t even tell if she’s trying to look cool. She looks like she’d rather be with Sean Penn (as gross as he is).

  32. iconoclast59 says:

    I’m surprised so few are commenting on the fact that Ahlamalik Williams is on Madonna’s payroll. When a male boss expects a female employee to “service” him as a condition of employment, we rightly accuse the guy of being a vile predator. But when the genders are flipped, it’s somehow okay…?!!?? I’m just a shade younger than Madonna, and I think her behavior is gross. She’s an embarrassment.

    • Veronica S says:

      There’s a world of difference between an employer saying “if you don’t have sex with me, I’m going to fire you/hurt your career” versus consensually engaging in a relationship with your de facto boss. Neither is professional, but one is legitimately abusive and the other is not intrinsically so. I find huge age gaps off putting in real life, but provided he’s not being coerced professionally, I’m not horrified by it so much as just unimpressed.

    • Wilma says:

      The imbalance in power, with him being her employee is what bothers me. 25 is old enough to make these decisions on who you date, but the pattern of Madonna dating her employees does not sit right with me.

  33. Veronica S says:

    While this is vaguely gross in the way Leo is gross, I’ll take this over huge age gaps where they marry or have children together. One is binding in the way a fling is not.

  34. Candikat says:

    IMO she can consensually f**^ whomever she wants. A little respect for the fans who show up on time for her shows would be more widely appreciated.

  35. Keira Lee says:

    I mean there are a few older male celebrities who are decades older than me, and whom I’d do with pleasure (Lenny Kravitz, Bon Jovi, Liam Neeson, etc.) . But boy does this boy look like he is doing a chore and doesn’t really want to be there..

  36. Keira Lee says:

    I mean there are few much older (as in decades) male celebrities, and whom I’d do in a heartbeat with a lot of pleasure (Lenny Kravitz, Bon Jovi, Liam Neeson, etc.) . But, boy, does this boy look like he is doing a chore and doesn’t really want to be there..