Between performing at sell-out shows and visiting the slums of Rio Madonna found time to go for a romantic midnight stroll with her beau Brahim Zaibat on Saturday night. The 54-year-old pop powerhouse looked slightly tired and was make-up free as she and her boyfriend of two years took in the sights of the Ipanema Beach Boardwalk. Madonna is in Brazil for the South America leg of her MDNA tour and has also been spotted visiting Rio shanty towns to support a local music project.
However Saturday night was all about the loved-up pair. The singer was slightly bizarrely dressed for the outing in a black Mac and ankle-swinging trousers. She had a scarf over her hair which she also used to cover her face and had a pair of thick-rimmed glasses on too. Madge also wore flowery court shoes and kept her head down as she and Brahim walked closely together. The native Frenchman wasn’t nearly as bundled up showed off his impressively ripped body in a light grey vest. Teamed with jeans and trainers the shaven-headed hunk at one point tenderly had his arm on Madonna’s back.
The low-key pair painted an unassuming picture despite the fact Madonna is one of the world’s most famous women. Earlier in the week the couple spent some time in one of the poorest areas of Brazil to support the Project Afro-Reggae. The Project started out as a newspaper targeting young people interested in reggae, soul, and hip-hop, among other musical genres. The group then soon opened its first Núcleo Comunitário de Cultura (Culture Community Centre) in the Vigário Geral favela in 1993.
The centre was soon offering its first workshops – dance, percussion, garbage recycling, soccer and capoeira – the foundations for new social projects to help teenagers in the area stay away from the prevalent and violent drugs trade in the area. – Dailymail