madonna 53 birthday getty Madonna celebrates 53rd birthday with 24 year old Brahim Zaibat, latest in trail of empty cradlesAs of Aug. 16, 2011, Madonna Louise Ciccone is 53 years old. And while the singer and actress’ contributions to popular culture are perhaps to great to even count, the three-year gap since her last album, “Hard Candy,” has found her more famous for dating men half her age.

The latest, as E! reports, is 24-year-old French dancer Brahim Zaibat, who Madonna spent her pre-birthday weekend with, canoodling in the Hamptons. The duo have apparently been a casual item since the spring, following Madonna’s more notable rumored romances with Yankee Alex Rodriguez and model Jesus Luz.

But is it anyone’s business to question the twice-married icon’s decision to date well below the socially acceptable age bracket? We thinks not.

So in honor of the singer’s long history of courting younger men, here’s the 1986 video for her single “Open Your Heart,” in which she chair dances for a little boy who looks a lot like “Family Ties” star turned celebrity mugshot donor Brian Bonsall… but apparently isn’t.

Happy Birthday Madonna!

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell