The untold truth of Madonna's boyfriend, Ahlamalik Williams

Paparazzi photos of a makeup-free Madonna engaging in some unexpected PDA with her backup dancer shocked the world in December 2019. The pop diva, 61, and Ahlamalik Williams, 25, were pictured embracing on a hotel balcony in Miami, where Madonna was performing as part of her Madame X tour.

Some of the shots, obtained by Daily Mail, even caught the "Material Girl" singer's daughter Lourdes Leon Ciccone — who goes by "Lola" — cuddling up to her much-older hunk on the same balcony! Like mother, like daughter

In the months leading up to the steamy photos, Williams was seen by Madonna's side various times. The two — along with the rest of her crew — traveled the world, from Europe to East Asia to the United States, delighting concertgoers everywhere. Still, fans assumed at the time that he was just another one of her dancers.

Now, we know that's not the case. So here's everything fans need to know about Madonna's boyfriend.

Ahlamalik Williams is thankful for Madonna

Technically, Ahlamalik Williams and Madonna's professional relationship goes back to at least 2015 when he was seen performing in her Rebel Heart tour, according to the Daily Mail. While has not spoken publicly of their relationship, he often posts about her on his Instagram and he's also promoted her music by sharing screenshots listening to her songs.

In July 2019, he shared a shot from one of her concerts and wrote in the caption: "Warriors with a message." One supportive fan wrote in the comments, "Age is nothing but a number..best wishes to your love." In another IG post from May 2019, he even thanked his leading lady for giving him "the opportunity to change the world, a show at a time."

Madonna has kept mum about the romance, but on her tour website, she does have her boyfriend listed as a dancer and choreographer. Hey, at least that's something.

Ahlamalik Williams' background and career

According to the Daily Mail, Madonna's dancer boy toy is the son of a U.S. military veteran. Ahlamalik Williams was born in April 1994 and spent his childhood in California, where he attended high school near Sacramento. Williams has two siblings: a brother Ahlijah and a sister LeYana. His brother is also a dancer.

While Williams is out busting moves with the queen of pop, he hopes to "change the world through ART," according to an Instagram post from December 2019. The talented dancer — who now has 101,000 Instagram followers — joined up with Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson ONE production in 2013, right after graduating high school, and two years before getting recruited by Madonna, per the Daily Mail

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When he's not touring the world with his famous girlfriend, he's posting videos of his dance routines on the gram. "Light work," he captioned a clip of himself dancing in January.

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Williams has also done some acting. In 2013, he appeared in the movie Frat Brothers, according to Star Magazine.

Ahlamalik Williams is not Madonna's first boy toy

Madonna hasn't addressed Ahlamalik Williams as her boyfriend in public, but over the years, she's made it clear she's not ashamed of her love life. In a 2017 issue of Harper's Bazaar, Madonna admitted, "I have lovers who are three decades younger than me. This makes people very uncomfortable. I feel like everything I do makes people feel really uncomfortable." 

"I believe women should own their sexuality and sexual expression. I don't believe there's a certain age where you can't say and feel and be who you want to be," she added.

As fans know, Williams is not the first backup dancer Madonna has cuddled up with. He's also not her first much-younger lover. The diva previously had flings with dancers Brahim Zaibat and Timor Steffens, per Hello! magazine. She also briefly dated male model Kevin Sampaio. All were in their 20s or early 30s when the star caught their attention. 

Apart from that, the "Like a Virgin" singer was married to Sean Penn from 1985 to 1989 and Guy Ritchie from 2000 to 2008. Now, after months of dating Williams, could she be considering walking down the aisle again?