Debi Mazar Hints Sean Penn Was Madonna's One True Love
Guess Debi Mazar wants to make sure the "forever" part of "BFF" stays intact when it comes to her friendship with Madonna. While appearing on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday, July 30, the actress opened up about her bestie, but stayed pretty tight-lipped when it came to the "Give Me All Your Luvin'" singer's closely-guarded secrets.
With host Andy Cohen firing off questions to Mazar, 48, in a 45-second time slot, Mazar spilled that the pop icon smells like gardenias, loves salted fish and that she recently cooked Madonna a "kosher Thanksgiving."
Things then took a juicy turn when Cohen asked her who was Madge's one true love, and she responded back, "Sean." But when asked to clarify if it was Sean Penn, she remained guarded, quipping, "Maybe." (Indeed, Madonna had a passionate, if not controversial four-year marriage with the actor, 52. Marred by hot-blooded outbursts and arguments, they divorced in 1989. Back in 2011, sources revealed to Us Weekly that he stills thinks his ex "is hot" and the two remained close friends).
Other interesting tidbits about the 54-year-old icon? The Lovelace actress spills that her friend used to get "spiritual baths" and blessings from Mama Elsa, who is seen on Real Housewives of Miami.
No doubt Mazar knows a ton about Madonna, 45, as they've been close since first meeting in an elevator in the early 1980s. "I was in Danceteria, working the elevator." Mazar told The Cut of their first meeting. "She came into my elevator, and a great song was spinning and she goes, 'Hey, you wanna dance? And I was like, 'Yeah!' And I parked the elevator, and we had a great dance together and then later on we danced some more."
She added, "She wasn’t, like, a big star yet. She was just a girl from Detroit who had a real raw sexuality."
Following her second divorce from Guy Ritchie in 2004, mother of four Madonna is now dating dancer Brahim Zaibat, 25. Mazar currently hosts a Cooking Channel show, Extra Virgin, with her husband, Gabriele Corcos. They married in 2002 and they have two kids.