The parents of Madonna’s reported new 25-year-old boyfriend have spoken out about the relationship, saying “love doesn’t have an age range when you’re consenting adults”.
The 61-year-old singer and dancer Ahlamalik Williams were spotted embracing on a balcony in Miami last week. However, there has been no confirmation that the pair are an item.
But this now appears to be the case after Williams’ parents have gone public to give their consent.
Drue and Laurie Williams, who say they are fans of Madonna’s music, have no issue with the couple’s 36-year age gap.
Speaking of meeting the Queen of Pop, Mr Williams, 59, told The Mirror: “She told us she is so much in love with him and that we didn’t have anything to worry about as she was going to take care of him.
“We know there’s a huge age gap between the two – 36 years. Madonna is two years older than me.
“I asked him how he feels about her and he says he has never been happier.”
Mr Williams and his wife Laurie, 55, revealed that their son has told them he is so happy he could even see himself marrying the superstar.
They said their son has met Madonna’s six children, including eldest daughter Lourdes, who at 23 is two years younger than her potential new stepfather.
Mr and Mrs Williams said the couple have been dating for a year but have known each other for around five years, as their son was part of Madonna’s two most recent tours, Rebel Heart and Madame X.
The singer’s love life has been the subject of media interest for a long time.
She was married to actor Sean Penn between 1985 and 1989, before wedding English director Guy Ritchie in 2000. The couple divorced in 2008, sharing custody of son Rocco and adopted son David.