Madonna has split from her 25-year-old boyfriend Brahim Zaibat amid rumours she is getting closer to former husband Sean Penn.
The 55-year-old pop icon, who recently returned to New York City from a charity trip to Haiti with her first husband Penn, reportedly ended her three-year relationship with the backup dancer after he signed up for the French version of Dancing With The Stars.
"M thought that was too cheesy," a source close to the Material Girl said.
Another insider explained that the relationship ran its course due to long distance and work obligations but said Madonna was left feeling "used" and insisted there was "no chance" of them reuniting in the future.
The pair have only been spotted together a few times in recent months amid rumours Madonna could be set to reunite with Penn, whom she divorced in 1989 after four tumultuous years together.
The Hung Up hit maker took her 13-year-old son Rocco - whose father is her second husband, English director Guy Ritchie - to tour Haiti with Oscar-winning actor Penn last month. They looked at the work done by his Haitian Relief Organisation on the island, which was left devastated by an earthquake three years ago.
The trip came shortly after Penn described his ex-wife as "so hot" when he saw her in concert in Los Angeles in October last year.
An eyewitness said at the time: "Their chemistry was off the charts. Madonna seemed to be performing entirely for Sean. And he was saying things like 'amazing' and 'she's so hot'."