Madonna and Jesus Luz have a "simple" relationship
The 51-year-old singer began dating the 23-year-old Brazilian model in 2008, after they starred in a photo shoot together. There have been repeated rumours their romance is on the rocks in recent weeks, but those close to them insist there is no truth to the reports.
The couple are said to be closer than ever, with both so secure in their relationship they don-t even get jealous when they are in different countries.
"For her, the relationship makes her feel good and keeps her young and that is all she cares about besides the children," a source explained.
"Jesus understands Madonna and for all their age difference, they never fight. They make each other happy and neither one gets jealous when they are apart. It`s a simple relationship that works for them."
Jesus recently said he sees himself as "married" to Madonna even though they haven-t tied the knot. It-s a comparison those close to the pair also see, with Madonna-s friends particularly happy with how much Jesus enjoys spending time with her four children.
Although the pair are regularly apart for work they still have a strong relationship, and Jesus goes out of his way to show the singer how much she means to him.
"Jesus has taken on a husband-like role in the household and he spends lots of time with the children. He`s an older brother/father figure. They travel together and the family is close. She loves having him around and he makes her smile all the time," the source told FOX 411.
"He doesn`t take advantage of Madonna and respects her as a partner and friend. He`s very nice and interested in people, but he has a close circle of friends and he is careful not to divulge anything about Madonna outside the circle."