It appears Madonna is making good on reports that she’s gotten her 22-year-old Brazilian pal, Jesus Luz, hooked on Kabbalah.
The hottie model was spotted attending services with Madge Saturday morning at the Kabbalah Center on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles.
I’m told he got along quite well with Madonna’s kids. “He was playing around more with Rocco than paying attention to Madonna,” a source reports.
The Madonna-Jesus Hollywood tour started on Thursday night at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, where they appeared quite close and cuddly but not exactly romantic.
While Luz was nowhere to be found when a solo Madonna hit the Vanity Fair party on Sunday night, they were later seen (as I first reported) locking lips at her second annual VIP-only Oscar soiree she hosted with Demi Moore and Guy Oseary.
“They weren’t making out, but just a kissing a little bit,” a source explained.
Then on Monday, the two were back at the center, says another source, to mark “the new moon in Pisces."
Sources down in Brazil still insist there’s nothing more than a friendship going on between the two. “I’m sure Madonna is laughing about it,” another source said. “It’s not like they’ve ever confirmed they were dating.”
Madonna's camp also says this is no steamy love affair. "Clichéd as it sounds, they're really just friends," her rep tells me. "I know it doesn't make for a juicy story, but it's the truth."
The two met through photographer Steven Klein when Luz was featured in a photo spread Klein shot of Madonna for W magazine in Rio de Janeiro.
Prior to landing on the West Coast, Madonna and Luz also attended Kabbalah services in New York City.
So what do you think: Is it a love match or just a May-December friendship?