Mr Soumahoro had been living at Madonna’s New York mansion for a year and was close to her six children.
But the model from the Ivory Coast, who is also known as ‘Brooklin’, pushed to parent them and it caused domestic friction, the New York Post reported.
Mr Soumahoro met Madonna at a showbiz party in London in November 2015 - he used to work at Harrod’s department store - and was instantly smitten.
He was seen with her on the South American leg of her Rebel Heart world tour and moved to New York.
An interesting mix of rebellion and determination, Madonna, a straight-A student, earned a full scholarship to study dance at the University of Michigan.