Being a celebrity has its perks: nearly limitless income potential, a number of brands willing to pay you just for collaborations, and getting access to some of the most exclusive events in the world. If you're willing to double down on your celeb status and actually try to care about the work you're doing, then you tend to be more successful than most. Just look at Rihanna now with her Fenty Beauty, which even trumps the net worth of her uber-rich ex boyfriend's wealth. But who is she dating now?
What's Hassan Jameel, Rihanna's ex boyfriend, up to now?
Being a celebrity has a lot of downsides, too — namely anyone and everyone is really concerned with who you're sleeping with. It's a lot like high school in that regard. But seriously, you'll never be able to escape the ever watchful eye of photographers who are hoping to capture a glimpse of you hand in hand with a person, looking like you're in the throes of romance.
That's exactly what happened with Rihanna and Hassan Jameel a few years back, when some pics of them cavorting together in a hot tub began cropping up online. Everyone wanted to know who this mystery man was, as Rihanna commands a large fan base of even the most successful and high profile folks in the world. Drake isn't shy about his love for the woman, and she's even been spotted with Leonardo DiCaprio.
That's a heck of a relationship resume.
Hassan Jameel is taking one for the entire team by breaking up with Rihanna so she can put the heartbreak energy into an album. A man. https://t.co/fbQTxX3iKg— Agron (@Agronveliu97) January 18, 2020
Hassan Jameel, while nowhere near as well known as Rihanna, is actually part of the 12th richest Arab family in the world and has a net worth of $1.9 billion.
His family owns Abdul Latif Jameel, a distributor for Toyota Motors in the Middle East. I don't know if you've ever traveled to Middle Eastern countries, but the reliable Japanese automobiles are some of the best-selling vehicles in the region, so the Jameels are enjoying a sizable amount of profits. Not to mention they also sponsor a Saudi Football League named after their own family moniker.
However, the two split in January of 2020 after nearly three years, and rumor has it that the cultural divide between the two strained Hassan's relationship with his family. It's said that Hassan's parents had pictured him with someone more "reserved" than RiRi.
So, does Rihanna have a new boyfriend now?
Rihanna reportedly went on to date A$AP Rocky following her breakup with Jameel, though neither will not confirm the rumors. The two have been friends for years — not to mention, A$AP Rocky opened for Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour (the U.S. dates) in 2013. So their reported romance didn't exactly come out of left field.
In late November 2020 — following a ton of continued speculation that they were a romantic couple — the pair were spotted eating dinner with friends in New York City. And by early December, a source confirmed to People that A$AP Rocky is indeed Rihanna's boyfriend.
Neither Rihanna nor A$AP Rocky have confirmed their relationship. And unless they obviously show up to some red carpet event together again, we're not sure if they will.
And you know what? Good for them for insisting on this tiny bit of privacy when it comes to this part of their lives.