MADONNA is not only 28 years older than her new toyboy – she’s EIGHT years older than his mother!

"My mouth fell open when I realized that my son was Madonna’s new boyfriend," said 44-year-old Patricia Vidal.

"I’m still trying to come to terms with it."

Her son is professional dancer Brahim Zaibat, 24. He met the 52-year-old Material Girl in September when he performed at the launch of her and daughter Lourdes‘ new clothing line in New York.

Madonna – whose previous squeeze, Brazilian model Jesus Luz, was 21 when they met – reportedly made the first move, telling Brahim their astrological signs were compatible.

The two have since cuddled at dance clubs and indulged in a passionate makeout session at a London nightclub.

Meanwhile, Patricia – a divorced mother of four who lives in Lyon, France – said her son told her about his new girlfriend in a phone call, adding there was an eight-year age gap.

Patricia thought Brahim meant his lady friend was eight years older than him, but then he said: "No, she’s eight years older than you – and her name is Madonna."

A stunned Patriciasays: "Madonna was already a big star when I was a schoolgirl, let alone when Brahim was growing up. The whole situation is very strange."

Brahim is a devout Muslim who shuns alcohol and cigarettes. Now his mom worries Madonna may lure him into a lifestyle that contradicts his religious beliefs.

"I certainly wouldn’t say we’re overjoyed by his relationship with a non-Muslim," she said.

"The fact that she’s Madonna doesn’t make things easier."