Madonna’s rumored boyfriend, 22-year-old Brazilian model Jesus Luz is breaking his silence on the relationship saying he and the pop icon are just friends.

“She is my friend, only my friend,” the model said in a Brazilian television interview. “Madonna is a person who I admire very much, a friend who has entered my life and [with whom] I keep in contact. I cannot say anything more than I don’t have plans of marrying her. I can’t say if she is the woman in my life.”

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According to the New York Daily News, Luz is living in the pop singer’s Central Park West apartment, despite the denial of a romantic relationship.

Luz also said he isn’t bothered by rumors and “boy toy” labels.

“Frankly, I never give importance to what others say about me. They can write that I’m a ‘toy boy’ or ‘boy toy.’ And I won’t care.”

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