Madonna: I'm Not Going to Brazil to Meet Jesus' Mom
Madonna is not planning on meeting the mother of Jesus. At least not yet.
Traveling to Brazil this week with 23 year-old boyfriend Jesus Luz, Madonna, 51, squashed a report that she'll spend some time with Cristiane Regina da Silva, Luz's mom, who is 14 years younger than Madonna.
"I am going there strictly for fundraising and humanitarian purposes," she told the New York Post. That includes a meeting with the governor of Rio de Janeiro and sponsorship of a documentary about impoverished local children.
This follows Tuesday's claims by the UK's Daily Mail that Madonna was "slightly on edge" about meeting her boyfriend's 37 year-old mother, a hairdresser who had Jesus as a teen and felt "uncomfortable" about his relationship.
The pop star, 51, was in the African nation Malawi with her four children at the end of October for similar charity efforts. Visiting the orphanage where she found son David, 4, Madonna encountered a young orphan who said, "You are our god . . . Where could we have been without you?"
She and the 23 year-old Luz, a model and aspiring DJ, have been dating since February 2009.