If you’ve been following the news, you’re probably aware that megastar and flawless human being Rihanna split up with her boyfriend Hassan Jameel. While men all over are rejoicing, we tragically weep over the breakup. We had high hopes for Rihanna and Hassan – they kept their relationship out of the spotlight, and we really thought he could have been the one. Sadly, not long after the new year, the two called it quits.
We’re not sure what caused the breakup, but apparently Hassan has been asking people to remove pics of him and his ex, so it can’t be that amicable. That being said, a relationship between an oil heir billionaire and one of the world’s biggest celebrities can’t be easy. Some sources claim that the stress was added to the relationship due to the pressure from Hassan’s family, who desired that he have a more traditional and conservative relationship. You can’t just love the star for her beauty – you have to love her for the wild, free-spirited that goddess she is, and not try to tame her into submission.
Rihanna first admitted to dating the Saudi businessman in a 2019 chat with Interview magazine. While we keep our fingers crossed for potential suitors, let’s take a look at Rihanna’s dating history since Day 1.
Ah, the bad boy that no pop star can resist. Riri has been linked with the rapper since the breakup with Hassan, which means that this is a very new relationship. After being spotted together in NYC, reports say that the two even shared a hotel suite during that trip. After coming out of a long-term relationship, we’re no surprise that she’s been quiet regarding the news. However, it is known that they dated back in 2013, and after being spotted at the 2020 Yams Day, anything is possible for these two.
After chatting together in 2016, the businessman and the singer soon embarked on an exclusive relationship for three years. This is her most serious and longest relationship to date but Rih is still getting over it, which is completely understandable. She spends multiple weekends in London, and there were even photographs of her yachting with the Jameel on the Amalfi coast of Italy. She hasn’t publicly commented yet, and we need to give our girl some time to heal before she does.
We’re secretly rooting for these two, who have been good friends for years. When people speculated that something more than friendship was going on, they didn’t do too much to dispel the rumors. The gossip mill grew even more after their chemistry-filled performance at the 2016 Brits. And we can’t forget that speech he gave at the MTV Music Awards when he showered the islander with compliments, including the fact that she’s “someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old. She’s one of my best friends in the world.” They also have matching tattoos. If that doesn’t clear things up, we don’t know what will!
One of the most famous celebrity relationships ever (as well as the most controversial) Chris was Rih’s first public boyfriend after she rose to mainstream fame. The couple began to date in 2008, before that infamous car ride where Brown assaulted Rihanna in 2009 and was charged with felony assault. They tried to leave their tough history behind them and attempted to re-spark the relationship in 2012, before permanently giving up and moving on. They may have been each other’s first true loves, but their attraction was a complicated one. Maybe if Brown has grown since then, they will find their way back to each other one day.
When Rihanna isn’t galavanting with well-know musicians, she has a thing for the athletes. Matt Kemp is a famous baseball player who was also linked to Khloe Kardashian. The Barbados artist dated Kemp for approximately a year back in 2010, and it seemed like it was love at first sight. The reason for the breakup? Rihanna needs to focus on herself. She told Vogue in 2011 that she never wanted to have to depend on a relationship, and thought it was important to find “other things in life that I love — besides love.”
We’re still not sure if this was more of a fling or an actual relationship, but Kylie’s baby daddy was linked to Rihanna back in 2015. He even called the singer his “muse.” Whatever happened, the two were cool afterwards, since they went on tour together the following year. Why can’t all breakups be this drama-free? The two looked pretty cute together, but ultimately, Scott was meant to be forever linked to the Kardashian-Jenners instead.