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So much for those rumors about Madonna blubbering all over Guy Richie's shoulder about her Malawian adoption misadventures.

Cameras caught the Material Mom and boy toy Jesus Luz leaving Morandi restaurant in Manhattan's West Village after dining with a group of friends Wednesday evening. According to UK's The Sun, the on again/off again duo left the chic Italian eatery separately but linked up again in the back of Madonna's waiting car. Earlier in the evening, they were seen leaving the city's Kabbalah center, once again avoiding being pictured together. Why do they even bother?

Check out Madonna and Jesus skulking around New York and more candid celeb snapshots.

While the holy couple have yet to confirm whether or not they're still an item, one can only assume the Brazilian model is doing his part to help perk up the (denied) wannabe Mercy James mama.

And by "his part" we mean lots and lots of heavy praying.

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