Love hasn’t always been kind to Rihanna. If the singer from Barbados at the age of 33 is expecting her first child, then the road to happiness is full of pitfalls. The press has always been interested in the various romantic relationships of the star. She did not escape the rumors. Throughout his career, he has been credited with love relationships with the biggest international stars: actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Lewis Hamilton and even in 2015, French footballer Karim Benzema. They were all introduced as Rihanna’s new friends in the media, but she formalized her love affair with only a select few.
His first love for Negus Seely
In 2003, when she was 15 years old and still living on the island of Barbados, she met Rihanna Negos Seely. In an exclusive interview with the “Daily Mail”, the young man recounts the circumstances of their meeting a few years later: “We got to know mutual friends. We shared the same sense of humor, she liked to laugh. I think we clung to each other’s personality. “They will stay together for almost three years:” They We loved relaxing and having a good time. We were going to the beach, we were partying.” A period during which Rihanna started her career as a singer thanks to Jay-Z’s help. But this life change did not surprise Negus Seely: “I had a feeling that her ambition was deeply rooted in becoming a star, my first impression was, that she was in fact destined to be a great person. She never personally told me she wanted to be a star but I can guess That’s by her status, her singing, and how serious it is.Despite their breakup, Negus Seely and Rihanna haven’t stopped dating.The ex-couple sees each other regularly, especially when the singer returns to Barbados.
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Her Short Journey with Josh Hartnett
In October 2007, Rihanna began a relationship with Josh Hartnett. The “Pearl Harbor” and “40 Days and 40 Nights” actor cracked the not-quite-hiding young singer: “Josh is so sexy and so affectionate with me…when we walk together, I feel so good, even if it’s brand new! It’s a lie! Telling you we’re just friends… I fell in love with him, he’s charming, I bedded her to the Mirror during an evening in Monaco. Josh Hartnett, for his part, remains more reserved and doesn’t allow anything to show this budding love. Time will prove he’s right. They broke up The couple finally made it to the beginning of 2008, just three months after that fiery statement.
Her toxic relationship with Chris Brown
Rihanna and Chris Brown started dating in 2008. On paper, everything seems poetic. Both stars are at the peak of their careers. But their story will change one evening in February 2009. While she must attend the Grammy Awards, Rihanna cancels at the last minute. We learned that a violent altercation occurred and that the singer received blows from her companion Chris Brown. Shots of Rihanna’s swollen face are circulating. After she lodged a complaint, he will be given a 5-year suspended prison sentence. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Barbados will return to this episode of her life: “It was embarrassing. It was humiliating. I lost my best friend. I resented him so much. I was in a very dark period.” Chris Brown will tell him in a documentary about couple violence :”It got worse and we were fighting. Verbal and physical confrontations too. It came from her from me, it’s the first time I can tell, I still love Rihanna. But I’ll be honest: we were fighting, she was hitting me, I was hitting her, it wasn’t good at all We always got to a point where we were like, “What the hell are we doing?” “Three years later, Rihanna decided to forgive Chris Brown. The couple will get back together in 2012 for a few months before putting an end to their story.
Back to back with Matt Kemp
In 2010, Rihanna fell into the arms of baseball player Matt Kemp. The couple appears in the stands of a basketball game. A perfect bounce relationship after an episode of domestic violence with Chris Brown. But a year later, the athlete decided to end his story: “Matt was tired of always being followed like a poodle around the world. A relative of Matt Kemp told “Us Weekly” he craved something more natural.
“I Love You, Me Too” with Drake
Love roller coaster. Between Rihanna and Drake, love hasn’t been a long quiet day. From 2009 to 2016, the couple dated several times, for a few months at a time. After her first split from Chris Brown, Rihanna is in the arms of Drake. This will be followed by many separations and courtships so that no one will know the true nature of their relationship. In August 2016, Drake will answer the question. On the MTV VMA stage, he dares to declare love in public: “The first time I met Rihanna was in 2005. […] She knew how to keep herself, which no one else does. It’s the same girl from Barbados, surrounded by the same friends and speaking the same accent […]. What we love more than anything is that she was the same woman from day one. He’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old. She’s one of my best friends in the world, I’ve always been a fan of her my whole life even if she’s younger than me. It is a living legend. Move on, Rihanna is going to take the rapper in her arms. But after two months, they’ll officially separate.
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Confidentiality with Hassan Jameel
In 2017, Rihanna started a relationship with Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel. This time, the singer does not want to appear in a newspaper. The couple did not appear together. But Rihanna does put some faith in the media: “This new relationship matters to me. I have to take time for it. From now on I allow myself ‘personal days’ in my schedule and this is something new that I love.” After three years, Rihanna and Hassan will end up Jamil to break up in 2020: “Their lives were very different and it was difficult for them to maintain their relationship,” a relative of the couple told People magazine.
Creating a Family with A$AP Rocky
A few months after her split from Hassan Jameel, Rihanna was photographed with A$AP Rocky at a restaurant in New York. The singer and rapper have known each other for many years. In 2012, they released a remix of “Cockiness (Love It)” together. The rapper then opened the Rihanna Diamond World Tour during the US tour dates in 2013. In July 2019, Rihanna invited A$AP Rocky to collaborate with her on her latest campaign for her brand, Fenty Skin. Which cooperation would have brought them closer? The couple appears wary about their relationship, on rare occasions on the red carpet such as the Met Gala in 2021. Then on January 31, 2022, the news falls: Rihanna is pregnant and expecting her first child with the rapper. Wearing a pink puffer jacket with a baby bump highlighted by a large necklace, she stands on the streets of New York alongside the father of her future baby. An important step that Rihanna was eager to try. In 2020, in an interview with the British version of “Vogue”, the singer said that she wants “three or four children”. This is only the beginning of this new adventure.