Romance and love stories are what almost everyone seeks in life. Well, Rihanna’s love story is full of ups and downs, though. There were some good parts and some bad parts, but has she finally found true love?
Rihanna’s infamous relationship with Chris Brown made them think that they would end up together. Then Drake’s unconditional love made the audience want Rihanna to marry him.
But now Rihanna is in a relationship with an entirely new man, and pregnant with his child too. But who is he? Read below to find out Rihanna’s love story.
Who is Rihanna?
Rihanna is one of the most talented, mesmerizing, and hardworking singers in the music industry. Her Full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, and she was born in Barbados on 20th February 1988.
Rihanna’s breakthrough album was Good Girl Gone Bad which included hit singles like Please Don’t Stop The Music and Umbrella. These songs became international hits and gave Rihanna the attention she was craving for.
She has enjoyed success not only in the music industry but in other sectors too. Fenty, Rihanna’s cosmetic brand, was launched in 2017, and it drove the internet crazy because of the highest number of shades of the foundations it came with.
In 2019, she launched the Fenty high-end fashion apparel and her lingerie chain, Savage X Fenty. For her music, Rihanna has received nine Grammy awards. Her songs like Rude Boy, Disturbia, This Is What You Came For, and Diamonds will truly remain unforgettable.
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Rihanna’s love story with 1st boyfriend, Chris Brown, met an abusive end (2008)
Rihanna and Chris made heads turn around because of their amazing pairing. They have known each other since they were teenagers but came together in 2008. When they were asked if they were together, they would mostly deny it.
She worked hard to keep her relationship wrapped under the covers, but they were discovered to be cozy at a party, and Chris even sang Happy Birthday to her on her 20th birthday. If this does not scream romantic, I don’t know what does.
Soon, Rihanna also accepted their relationship publicly, making them Hollywood’s Power Couple. However, they were supposed to perform during the 2009 Grammys, and they just canceled their performance out of nowhere.
In no time, everyone got to know that Chris had physically abused Rihanna. She was battered and covered in bruises; nobody could even identify her. This left the whole world in shock. Chris pleaded guilty in court and was charged accordingly.
He even admitted that he tried to win her back, but nothing worked as she lost all trust in him, and she couldn’t move on. He felt like a monster. Their relationship only got worse after that. They would fight continuously. But this wasn’t the end.
Rihanna’s love story gets a second chance with Chris Brown (2012)
Rihanna revealed that she was in a very dark place after what went down with Chris. Their relationship had gone so bad that she even got a restraining order against him but dropped it in 2012.
It turns out Rihanna was not able to stop herself from loving Chris even after everything that happened to her. She was in love, and she just could not turn off the feeling. It made her feel so heavy and destructive.
So, in 2012 she rekindled her romance with Chris, but in 2013, they broke up with each other for good. Both of them are trying hard after their toxic relationship to maintain a good friendship.
Matt Kemp, 2nd boyfriend & Rihanna’s love story was a casual romance (2009-2010)
After her devastating breakup with Chris, Rihanna started dating Matt Kemp, an MLB Outfielder. Their romance started in 2009 when they met through a couple of friends.
Their love story was short and sweet. Rihanna once stated that talking to Matt and her family helps her keep calm in all the chaos that stardom brings to her life.
However, the sweet couple broke up in 2010 due to Rihanna’s tight schedule and also because they were not chasing something serious at the time.
Rihanna’s infamous flings & hookups
In 2009 Rihanna texted the infamous actor Shia Labeouf, and they decided to meet in person. Shia couldn’t believe that Rihanna wanted to meet him. They went on a date together, but there was no passion or spark, so they decided to stay friends.
Rihanna knows how to have fun. She and Ryan Phillipe, an actor, crossed paths during Gucci/Roc Nation brunch in 2010. They instantly clicked and were into each other. However, things were not at all serious, and they just ended up having fun with each other.
Even Leonardo DiCaprio hung out with Rihanna a couple of times and said that she was hot. They looked like a fun pair but never had anything serious. It was all fun and games for them.
Rihanna’s not-so-serious relationships
Rihanna, in 2015, locked her eyes with a soccer player, Karim Benzema. They were caught dating each other but, then again, did not want anything serious, so they just kept things casual and fun.
She also caught the eyes of Formula One Race Car Champion Lewis Hamilton in 2015. The couple used to attend many events together. They liked each other’s company but never chased each other seriously.
After dating Lewis for a while, Rihanna was seen getting cozy with Travis Scott. Neither of them wanted to share their romantic relationship with the public. But that didn’t even matter because the couple went their different ways soon after.
Rihanna & Drake, the 3rd boyfriend, had an on and off again relationship (2009-2016)
Drake saw Rihanna for the first time when she was shooting her Pon De Replay video at a diner in 2005. He was an extra for Rihanna’s video, just a kid who played background music.
In 2009 their relationship took a romantic turn, and they were seen kissing in an N.Y.C. bowling alley. Drake even mentioned this night in his song called Fireworks, stating that what happened between them troubled him.
However, Rihanna told everyone that they were just friends. But in 2010, heartbroken Drake revealed that Rihanna played him like a pawn, gave him some quality time, and then just disappeared. That hurt him.
But soon, they released What’s My Name song together. They were seen showing PDA again, but Rihanna never accepted their relationship. In 2014 Drake gave Rihanna the tag of his ultimate fantasy, and Rihanna even joined him throughout his music tour.
However, in 2015 Rihanna revealed that she was single. But again, they produced a song together named Work in 2016. The music video of the song is enough to show you the sizzling chemistry between the two.
When Drake gave Rihanna her award in 2016, he confessed that he had loved her since the age of 22 and that she was her best friend. He loved her deeply and was truly affectionate towards her. They even got matching tattoos.
However, in 2018 Rihanna revealed that she and Drake are not on speaking terms anymore and that she is not enemies with him but not close as well. Drake revealed that he wanted a family with her too.
Nobody knows the exact reason behind their breakup, but Rihanna just did not want to take their relationship further. At least both of them are in a good place now.
Rihanna’s love story with 4th boyfriend Hassan Jameel (2017-2020)
Rihanna started dating her billionaire boyfriend, Hassan Jameel, a rich businessman from Saudi Arabia, in 2017. The couple knew how to have fun, from taking holidays to more sizzling vacations together.
In 2019 she even confirmed that she was in a relationship publicly. They shared a really serious and well-balanced relationship until they didn’t.
Rihanna and Hassan soon realized that they were not a good match in the long term as it was so hard to keep up with each other’s lifestyles. But this time, Rihanna was devastated by her breakup.
Her family had concerns about her as she was partying across the town and was even hooking up with some of her exes. Not the best way to cope with a breakup, right?
The start of Rihanna’s love story with 5th boyfriend, A$AP Rocky (2019)
It was in 2012 that A$AP Rocky and Rihanna collaborated and performed together. They shared a sizzling chemistry on stage, and then he joined her for the tour. Then in 2018, after starring in his videos, they started attending events together.
However, the couple broke the internet when they hit the red carpet together in 2019. They even sat together for a Fenty Skin interview in 2020. He was supporting her every endeavor in every way possible.
In 2020 their romance was confirmed when A$AP spent a vacation with Rihanna in her hometown, Barbados. They both spent Christmas with Rihanna’s family and were very much into it.
Not only Rocky but Rihanna also supported him back by showing up for the launch of his new shoe line. During one of the interviews, he even revealed that he is completely in love with Rihanna, and she’s the one for him, making their relationship amazing.
A$AP Rocky becomes Rihanna’s baby daddy without marriage (2022)
Everyone was speculating for a long time if Rocky and Rihanna were having a baby, and their speculations became true in 2022 when the couple hit the road with Rihanna’s baby bump.
Rihanna very sweetly even revealed that she took a lot of time to get over the fact of how much they both know each other. Simply because they also knew they could cause trouble with each other.
She even remembered how in 2012, during the performance, Rocky grabbed Rihanna by her hips, and her manager said that she must like the guy because she usually does not let things like these slide.
Rocky also made his way into Rihanna’s mother’s heart through his charm. Rihanna confessed that her mother is a tough cookie to crack, but she was charmed by him.
In May 2022, the couple welcomed their first baby boy. But after a year of this good news, another good news came, and in 2023, Rihanna and Rocky got pregnant with their second child!
They wanted a second child, and they were also trying, but the pregnancy came sooner, and they were surprised but more thrilled. Now the couple is preparing for their baby number 2!
Did A$AP Rocky cheat on pregnant Rihanna? (2022)
In 2022 the rumors that Rocky cheated on his pregnant girlfriend Rihanna caught the internet by storm. The rumors suggested that Rocky cheated on her with Fenty designer Amina Muaddi. Everyone started comparing their situation to other celebrity infidelities.
But later on, Amina Muaddi herself called the rumors nonsense. She said that she didn’t think that these rumors deserved even a little bit of her time and attention, but then people started attacking Rihanna and Rocky too.
She was devastated that people close to her were getting attacked, so she made a public story and clarified that the public should not believe in lies and spread them like wildfire. Rather, they should let Rihanna enjoy her beautiful pregnancy in peace.
Many known stars have dated Rihanna, like Chris Brown, Matt Kemp, Drake, Travis Scott, Hassan Jameel, Ryan Phillipe, and Karim Benzema, and her latest love flame is A$AP Rocky. In 2020 their romance was confirmed when A$AP spent a vacation with Rihanna in her hometown, Barbados.
Rihanna dated Chris Brown first. She worked hard to keep her relationship wrapped under the covers, but they were discovered to be cozy at a party, and Chris even sang Happy Birthday to her on her 20th birthday.
Rihanna and Drake were in an on-off relationship from 2009 to 2016. In 2009 their relationship took a romantic turn, and they were seen kissing in an N.Y.C. bowling alley. However, in 2018 Rihanna revealed that she and Drake are not on speaking terms anymore and that she is not enemies with him but not close as well.
After dating Lewis for a while, Rihanna was seen getting cozy with Travis Scott in 2015. Neither of them wanted to share their romantic relationship with the public. But that didn’t even matter because the couple went their different ways soon after.
A$AP Rocky is Rihanna’s baby’s father. Everyone was speculating for a long time if Rocky and Rihanna were having a baby, and their speculations became true in 2022 when the couple hit the road with Rihanna’s baby bump. In May 2022, the couple welcomed their first baby boy.
Hen Drake gave Rihanna her award in 2016, he confessed that he loved her since the age of 22 and that she was her best friend. He loved her deeply and was truly affectionate towards her. They even got matching tattoos.
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Thoughts on Rihanna’s love story
Rihanna’s love story teaches us a lot of things about love. She put her heart out on her sleeve and loved with a brave heart. Even though people always judge women and men to go back into a relationship that is abusive and toxic, Rihanna still gave a shot to her love story with Chris Brown.
Abusive relationships are not meant to be romanticized, but Rihanna did what she did on her terms. She took a chance with many men and shared beautiful bonds with all of them. However, she burns all the bridges with her exes when she decides it is time to move on.
But Rihanna also teaches that true love can always be in front of your eyes as she has known A$AP Rocky for a while now, but they got romantically involved after almost a decade. Now they have babies and show that you don’t need to be married to have a beautiful family but just love!