Who is Madonna’s boyfriend Joshua Popper? Everything about Madge’s beau 35 years her junior
- Here is everything you need to know about Madonna’s boyfriend Joshua Popper
Madonna’s management team held a crisis meeting on Zoom when they decided to postpone her gigs amid fears that she might not have survived the bacterial infection that saw her admitted to intensive care.
MailOnline can reveal that the group – many of whom had worked with Madonna for several decades – were upset at learning that she was found unconscious in New York on Saturday and taken to the ICU, where she was intubated overnight.
Her much-anticipated 40th anniversary world tour has now postponed until further notice.
But who is Madonna’s boyfriend Joshua Popper? Do the pair have any children together?
Read on below for everything you need to know about Joshua Popper.
Popper, a star athlete growing up in Egg Harbor Township in Southern New Jersey, has also been teaching one of Madge’s six children how to box, according to one source
Who is Joshua Popper?
Joshua Popper is a heavyweight boxer who, despite only having competed in a handful of official fights, has expressed interest in turning professional at some point.
Aside from being a boxing coach, Josh dabbles in business himself – having founded his own boxing studio, Bredwinner in February 2021. The gym had its grand opening in November and offers boxing lessons in addition to hosting events.
Popper, 29, also trialed for two professional American football teams in the NFL – the Arizona Cardinals and the Indianapolis Colts – but failed to make either team’s final roster.
Prior to this business venture, the athlete had worked in New York City as an insurance salesman.
Popper has gained a small following on his social media as a boxing buff, but has also dipped his toes in reality television.
He appears on the latest season of Bravo series Summer House, which follows a group of nine young, attractive friends living a summer house in Montauk in East Hampton.
Does Joshua Popper have any children with Madonna?
Whilst the pair do not have any children together, Popper, a star athlete growing up in Egg Harbor Township in Southern New Jersey, has also been teaching one of Madge’s six children how to box, according to one source.
Madonna herself is mother to six children: Lourdes, 26; Rocco, 22; David, 17; Mercy, 17; and 10-year-old twins Stella and Estere.
She appeared to confirm their relationship via an Instagram post in March, where she was kissing the 29-year-old athlete.
In the photo, both Madonna and Josh are masked and dressed all in black. She captioned the photo, ‘Killers who are partying.’
K-i-s-s-i-n-g: Madonna, 64, shared a photo of herself with her new boytoy Josh Popper passionately kissing
Neither Popper nor Madonna have spoken publicly about their romance, only sharing social media photos at the gym together
A brief biography on the Bredwinner’s website describes Popper as a ‘lifelong athlete and a full-time coach.’
‘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.
‘Whether you’re boxing to have fun, to learn a new sport, or to fight in the ring, all levels of fighter are welcome here. He starts where you are,’ the bio states.