This list of other celebs that Rihanna has gone on dates with is pretty extensive, but does she have a partner right now?
Rihanna is currently single. Her last boyfriend was the Saudi Arabian businessman and billionaire, Hassan Jameel. The two were together for three years before splitting in January 2020. For years there were rumors that she was dating Drake. Her most notorious relationship was the one with Chris Brown.
You can read more below about Rihanna’s history with Chris Brown, rumors about her and Drake, and her most recent relationship with Hassan Jameel.
Rihanna’s History With Chris Brown
Rihanna’s relationship with Chris Brown is one that has gone down in history. The two artists dated for two years from 2007 to 2009. In interviews, Rihanna has recalled that the two were madly in love. However, the love spell was shattered on February 8,2009 when Brown assaulted Rihanna and her scheduled performance at the Grammys was cancelled.
This article from The Guardian on February 9, 2009 reported “The couple were due to perform at the Grammy awards last night but they pulled out after Brown, 19, was accused of attacking a woman after an argument in a car.”
On March 5,2009, Chris Brown was charged with assault and the photos from the assault were leaked to TMZ. The photo leak spurred a movement known as “Rihanna’s law” aimed at protecting the identity of victims of assault. A luxury not afforded to Rihanna due to her level of fame.
Rihanna and Brown did date again briefly in 2013, but the reunion did not last. You can watch Rihanna discuss the entire domestic violence incident with Oprah Winfrey by following the below YouTube link.
The Riri and Drake Rumor Mill
Rihanna’s relationship with Chris Brown was one of only a few serious relationships the singer has had in her life, but that hasn’t stopped tabloids spewing rumors about who she is dating. One person that was a huge focus for those rumors was Canadian rapper Drake. From 2009 when Rihanna split with Brown, to 2016 when Drake got together with Sophie Brussaux, there were constant rumors that the two were together.
Rihanna consistently told tabloids that their relationship was platonic. Meanwhile, Drake seemed to be getting other ideas. He appeared to not know he had been friendzoned. This was very evident when he presented her with the Vanguard award at the 2016 VMAs. He told the audience 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.”
In a 2018 Vogue interview, Rihanna recalled “Waiting through that speech was probably the most uncomfortable part. I don’t like too many compliments; I don’t like to be put on blast.” She then went on to say that the two are no longer friends.
Dating Hassan Jameel
Rihanna’s only other very serious relationship was the one that she had with Hassan Jameel and the one that just recently ended. The two began dating in 2017 and they kept their relationship out of the spotlight for the most part.
Hassan Jameel is a member of one of the Middle East’s wealthiest families. He works for his family’s company that was founded by his grandfather Sheikh Abdul Latif Jameel. The family owns the sole distribution rights of Toyota vehicles in Saudi Arabia.
In a October 2019 interview with Vogue, Rihanna said “I’m actually in an exclusive relationship for quite some time, and it’s going really well, so I’m happy.” Only a few months later, it was reported that she and Jameel had split for good. Two months after the breakup she told British Vogue “You don’t have a lot of time to tolerate s***, you know? You put so much on your plate. When you’re overwhelmed, you need to start cutting things out. And I’m overwhelmed too much.”
So Riri is back on the market. Now knowing what she wants from a man, it will be interesting to see who the Love on the Brain singer will date next.