Is Madonna friendship with Valentino and his partner Giancarlo Giammetti taking a bow? The three have been close friends for years, with the Material Girl notably spending time at the designers’ many estates. But spies at the recent WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards bash say Madonna and Giammetti were at the same table but didn’t acknowledge each other. “It’s so weird,” an onlooker tells Threads. “It looked like there had been a falling out between the two.” Furthermore, the sharp-tongued singer scolded Valentino’s partner, Giancarlo Giammetti, snapping, “Please put your phone away, sir” while onstage speaking.
Plus Madonna skipped out on two events for Valentino last week — a party for his entertaining guide, “Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table,” and a dinner hosted by Christie’s on Saturday night.
But Madge’s rep insists: “Madonna’s been locked in the recording studio. Regarding your question [about Madonna and Valentino], as the song goes, their love is here to stay. They remain very good friends and Madonna winked at Giancarlo — also a good friend who she adores — after she told him not to film her … sometimes known as joking around with a person.”