Madonna 'is providing support to Kim Kardashian West'
Madonna is helping Kim Kardashian West get over her robbery ordeal.
The 'Material Girl' singer - who previously revealed she was sexually assaulted at gunpoint in New York when she was 19 - reached out to offer her support to the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star after armed robbers invaded her Paris apartment and stole her jewellery after locking her in the bathroom last month.
A source told Closer magazine: "Madonna has been helping Kim with daily phone calls and Skype sessions.
"Although they've known each other for a long time, they've become so close over the past few weeks.
"Madonna knows what Kim has been through and is helping her find the courage to carry on with her life.
"They've found they have quite a lot in common and Kim really trusts Madonna's advice as they've known each other for so many years."
Madonna isn't the only star to offer support to Kim.
Courtney Love - who had been with the brunette beauty at a Paris Fashion Week show hours before the robbery took place - recently offered to "beat up" the men who had stolen from her friend.
She said: "I was sitting next to her at the Givenchy show and it happened an hour later. It's so horrible. I just wrote her a letter and said, 'If I find them I'll beat them up. I'm so sorry.'"
Courtney became friends with Kim - who has children North, three, and Saint, 11 months, with husband Kanye West - through their mutual pal Riccardo Tisci and while the rocker admits a lot of people have been surprised by their bond, she thinks the 36-year-old beauty is just as "punk rock" as she is.
She told Refinery29: "There was a VIP after-party for Riccardo's last collection in New York, and for a while, it was just me and Kim. We found out we had a whole lot of stuff in common: the same doctors, we're both L.A. girls.
"Then, of course, we took a selfie, and my internet exploded. Like, 'What are you doing? You're punk rock!' It's like, she's punk rock, too. She's maybe not as willing to get up onstage and take off her top..."