Pop diva Madonna, 50, and her 22-year-old beau Jesus Luz are getting married, the groom-to-be's father says.
The Brazilian model's father Luis Heitor Pinto da Luz has revealed the couple are planning a Kabbalah ceremony to have their union recognised by the Jewish faith followed by the singer, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The union, however, will not be legally binding.
"The Kabbalah ceremony in New York that will link up my son Jesus Luz and Madonna only confirms that he is extremely happy. I don't know if there will, in fact, be a real marriage between Madonna and my son. It will be a type of ritual, but I do not know Kabbalah or if the ceremony will have legal validity," said da Luz.
He also confirmed that the couple are living together in New York and that his son has bonded well with the star's three children, Lourdes, 12, Rocco, 8, and David, 3.
"She has small children, and Jesus helps her out with various tasks involving all of them. He plays ball with the kids. Jesus has charisma and loves children," da Luz said.
Despite the 28-year age gap between the pair, da Luz insists he approves of their relationship.
"I've spoken by phone with Madonna - in French, because my English is not fluent - and she appears to me to be a normal and polite person. She is feminine. I don't feel she is a harsh person," he said.
Madonna recently divorced British filmmaker Guy Ritchie after almost eight years of marriage.