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Multi-platinum singer and performer Rihanna (pictured right) has made headlines after recent pictures of her having a blast in Spain just surfaced.
However, the “Umbrella” hit maker was not in Spain for a concert performance. Rihanna was spotted sipping high-priced bubbly and making out in a swimming pool with a man who is reportedly her new boyfriend.
According to The Sun, a national British newspaper, a source close to Rihanna has claimed that she is indeed very much involved with the man who she was photographed kissing and straddling in a swimming pool on a villa in Spain.
“This relationship is the real deal,” a friend of Rihanna’s told the newspaper. “Rihanna has told friends she’s in love with him and seems completely smitten,” the unnamed friend told The Sun in an exclusive interview.
Rihanna’s new boyfriend was thought to be Spaniard but he is not. He is a Saudi Arabian man named Hassan Jameel (pictured left). Jameel and his family members are very wealthy. They own exclusive rights to sell Toyota automobiles in Saudi Arabia, which has helped them reach a combined net worth of $1.5 billion dollars.
Some media outlets have called Hassan “Rihanna’s new mystery boyfriend” but he is not necessarily an enigma. The auto tycoon was also spotted affectionately hanging out with former supermodel Naomi Campbell at the British Summer Time Festival in London during the month of July in 2016.
The Atlanta Black Star newspaper reported on Wednesday (June 28th) that some black people on social media have made negative comments about Rihanna’s new relationship due to the fact that she is not dating a black man.
However, what appears to be more eyebrow-raising is that in recent history, Naomi Campbell and Rihanna have reportedly had friction with each other. Last year, the two women deleted each other as followers on Twitter and Instagram.
After news of problems between the two women started to spread, Campbell appeared on a late night television show to play down the rumors about a rift between herself and her former friend.
Another twist to this story is that Rihanna and Jameel’s relationship is not so new. The pair started getting very seriously involved around January of this year, as per the close Rihanna source’s interview with The Sun.
However, it is not clear when Campbell and Jameel stopped seeing each other. Also, it is not known exactly how fast Jameel started seeing Rihanna after breaking up with Campbell.