London: Pop star Madonna, 57, is said to be smitten with a 25-year-old model, in whose company she is finding comfort in the midst of a custody dispute. Madonna is in a custody dispute over her son Rocco with her former husband Guy Ritchie. In between all this, she is said to have been spending a lot of time with Aboubakar Soumahoro, a model with razor-sharp cheekbones and rock-hard abs, who used to work as a shop assistant in Harrods, reports mirror.co.uk. Madonna's friends have claimed that the two were introduced by a mutual friend at a showbiz party in November last year, and weeks later, Soumahoro visited the 57-year-old singer at her home here. Soumahoro, who is from the Ivory Coast and is known to his friends as Brooklin, was also at her side during the South American leg of her Rebel Heart tour. “They were at a party together back in November when they got chatting, and hit it off straight away. Over the next few weeks, they got together a couple more times and she invited him over to her place, where they sat up all night talking. "The next thing we heard, he had quit his job and had gone out to meet her on tour. It’s obviously a very close friendship," said one of Madonna's friend. A spokesman for Madonna declined to comment on claims of her latest relationship.