Iconic singer Madonna is reportedly dating Josh Popper, who is training her son at Bredwinners gym in New York City after splitting from her boyfriend Andrew Darnell, who was a model.
Earlier this m month, the Queen of Pop, who is 64 years old, shared a number of photos showing both of them cuddling on Instagram. According to Daily Mail, Madonna, and Popper have gotten romantically involved with each other. It is important to note that neither Madonna nor Popper has publicly acknowledged their connection.
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Popper has shared a photo of them on his Instagram page hanging out together in the gym.
Who is Josh Popper?
Popper graduated from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, in 2015. He had formerly been a promising defensive lineman. Later on, he also tried out for two NFL teams but was not selected.
Before he established Bredwinners in Manhattan’s Flatiron District about 3 years ago, Popper sold life insurance. There is also a report that claims that Popper is a well-known athlete who grew up in Southern New Jersey’s Egg Harbor Township.
He has been teaching one of Madonna’s children boxing.
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According to his LinkedIn profile, it was not until the pandemic in 2020 that the boxer opened his own little gym on the third level of a building on East 28th Street. He is one of several coaches who instructs both adults and children.
He is described as “a lifelong athlete and a full-time coach.” on his gym’s website. The website further says: “He believes the best kind of workout isn’t one that just gets the job done, but one that helps you show up, zone in, and level up. And there’s no better way than boxing. For Josh, boxing isn’t just about teaching you to move in the ring but teaching you how to move throughout life. With Coach Josh, you can expect to use your body and your brain to learn a new skill, build strength, and move functionally.”
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It further states, “Whether you’re boxing to have fun, to learn a new sport, or to fight in the ring, all levels of a fighter are welcome here. He starts where you are.”
The 6’4″, 240-pound heavyweight has expressed interest in going pro in the future. Popper has over 5,000 followers on Instagram. He has also recently tried his hand at reality TV, appearing in the most recent season of the Bravo series Summer House.