‘She f—ed my boyfriend, so I fired her’: Madonna blasts her ex-personal trainer for ‘affair’ in front of a 20,000 crowd in the Philippines




One of Madonna1‘s many talents is her ability pair a concert tour with some kind of controversy. And the arrival of her Rebel Heart show in the Philippines this week – the first time she has performed in the country – was no different. On stage in Manila on Thursday night, the queen of pop told her sold-out crowd of 20,000 people that she wanted to ‘share this little story’.

‘Once I had a Filipino trainer – this beautiful, beautiful girl. She was gorgeous and very talented as a trainer. But she f—ed my boyfriend, so I fired her,’ Madge said, as the audience burst out laughing.

‘She f—ed my boyfriend, so I fired her’: During a show in the Philippines on Thursday night, Madonna shared a story about a former personal trainer, with reports suggesting she was talking about Nicole Winhoffer (pictured together in October 2013), who worked with the singer for five years

Queen: Madonna performs during her Rebel Heart Tour concert in Manila on Thursday night

She then added, cheekily: ‘So that wasn’t a happy ending.’

According to Page Six2, the trainer in question is Nicole Winhoffer, who worked with the singer for five years. The two split ways in 2014. Winhoffer was the creative direction of Hard Candy Fitness, the franchise of gyms that Madonna opened all over the world, and traveled extensively with the performer.

During the time the two worked together, Madonna dated dancers Timor Steffens and Brahim Zaibat. Madonna reportedly split from Steffens, 28, in the middle of a European vacation in 2014, the gossip column noted. Representatives for neither Madonna or Winhoffer responded when called for comment.

Old flame: : Madonna pictured with then-boyfriend Timor Steffens in New York in June 2014

Ex: Brahim Zaibat and Madonna attend the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City

Femme fatale: US personal trainer Nicole Winhoffer poses for photographers on the red carpet on the opening event of a Fitness Center of US pop star Madonna on October 17, 2013 in Berlin

It’s hardly the first headline the music icon has hit this week. On Tuesday, Singapore’s Roman Catholic archbishop urged his flock not to attend Madonna’s upcoming concert because she ‘denigrates and insults religions’. Archbishop William Goh said he had met with various government officials to express the church’s concerns about the February 28 concert, part of her global Rebel Heart tour.

The tour features a segment called Holy Water which includes dancers dressed as scantily-clad nuns performing on cross-shaped stripper poles. To be held at the 55,000-seat National Stadium, it will be the controversial and provocative singer’s first-ever gig in largely conservative Singapore. Out and about: Madonna leaves the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong during her Rebel Heart tour of Asia

She was barred from performing in Singapore in 1993 after police said her performances bordered on the obscene and were ‘objectionable to many on moral and religious grounds’.

Goh said that in a multi-ethnic society like Singapore ‘we cannot afford to be overly permissive in favour of artistic expression at the expense of respect for one’s religion’. Authorities have assured the archbishop that restrictions have been placed to ensure that content deemed offensive to religious beliefs would not be allowed on stage, the church said. Local media also reported she would not be performing the ‘Holy Water’ segment featuring the nuns and stripper poles.

The Media Development Authority has restricted the concert to those aged 18 and above because of sexual references. U.S. singer Madonna performs during the Rebel Heart World Tour in Macau, China, on February 20, 2016

The church statement said many Roman Catholics have voiced outrage at Madonna’s ‘disrespectful use of Catholic and other Christian symbols’ in her performances.

‘There is no neutrality in faith; one is either for or against.

Being present at these events is in itself a counter-witness,’ the archbishop said. He warned his flock against supporting ‘the “pseudo arts” that promote sensuality, rebellion, disrespect, pornography and contamination of the mind of the young’. Some Catholics said they supported the archbishop’s decision and would not attend the concert.


  1. ^ Madonna (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Page Six (pagesix.com)

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