The unexpected couple that never was...

Celebrities love throwing a surprise romance our way when we least expect it.

This year has seen Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston in a short-lived, yet PDA-tastic lovefest; as well as California girl Stephanie Pratt briefly falling for Essex lad Joey Essex right on out TV screens. Heck, even Drake and Ms Swift have been rumoured to be ‘getting friendlier’ in the past few days…

And most recently, there have been reports of 2016’s most unexpected couple yet: Madonna and Idris Elba! Yet it all seems to be rumours taken too far –  as Idris himself has been moved to speak out against it, in a very blunt way…

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Recent reports have pitted the Queen of Pop and the actor, DJ and now kickboxer together as a couple. Madge, 56, was front and centre, supporting Idris as he won his very first boxing match on Sunday, after months of intense training to become a professional fighter. Here they are together on Madonna’s Instagram story…

Madonna and Idris on Instagram

Madonna and Idris on Instagram

And according to a source speaking to The Sun, their connection went further than simply one legend cheering on another – with kissing at the afterparty!

‘They were at the party for about an hour, they would dance, go off to smooch, then mingle a bit more.

‘They only had eyes for each other. That seemed very clear.’

Unbelieveable, huh… And apparently, it really shouldn’t be believed – as Idris spoke out against the rumours that he and Madge are an item on via his Twitter page on Monday (31st October):

Am I sleeping with Madonna? No motherf**kers… “Don’t believe the Hype”.

Well, guess that’s that! Single women of the world, you’re still in with a chance…