Madonna has always been known as a trendsetter, but it seems she's turning back the clock when it comes to looking for love.
RadarOnline.com has learned that the Material Girl's recent public gushing over her ex-husband, Sean Penn, isn't exactly big news to those in her camp.
"They were hooking up as recently as last year," one insider tells Radar, noting the diva was "devastated" when Penn eventually got into a relationship with actress Charlize Theron, 40.
"Madonna adores Sean and would give anything to have another shot at love with him," reveals the insider. "No other guy has come even close in terms of standing up to her, satisfying her physically and being intellectually stimulating."
Now that Penn, 55, and Theron are on the outs, adds the insider, 57-year-old Madonna is going all-out to win back her former flame. "She has been sending him gifts and suggestive messages — and many believe it's only a matter of time before he cracks," says the source.