Rihanna and rumored boyfriend Karim Benzema may be going steady as the duo made another public appearance at a Hollywood nightclub on Friday, however, things got awkward fast as Rihanna’s ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, happened to be partying at the same spot.
People reports that Rihanna and rumored beau Benzema, who is a soccer player for Real Madrid, were spotted entering L.A. hotspot Hooray Henry’s around 1 a.m. Friday night, only for Rihanna’s ex Brown to appear moments later.
Paparazzi bombarded Rihanna with questions about her relationship with Benzema, while photographers asked Brown how he felt about partying alongside Rihanna and her new man.
Sources close to Brown reveal to Hollywood Life that the singer was taken aback by seeing Rihanna at the club, especially after his disastrous run-in with ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran at a nightclub only a few weeks prior.
“Chris couldn’t believe it when Rihanna arrived at the club. As soon as he saw her walk into Henry’s, he was agitated and fidgety. He was standing at his table, trying to have a good time with his crew and wasn’t expecting his ex to appear, especially alongside her new beau Karim.”
While Benzema and Rihanna arrived separately, sources say the duo met up once they were inside.
Onlookers reported that Rihanna was not shy when it came to showing some PDA with her new man in front of her ex, making for a very awkward moment.
“Rihanna and Karim had their own table, but Chris could see them, as they appeared to be very intimate with each other. He gave them a few cursory glances and was spied whispering in his friends’ ears while staring at them. Rihanna didn’t even flinch and carried on enjoying her night.”
As for whether or not Brown and Rihanna spoke to one another during their encounter, sources close to Rihanna reveal that the songstress chose to ignore her ex.
“They didn’t exchange any words with one another, which was probably for the best, because Chris looked mad.”
Benzema and Rihanna appear to be heating things up; People reports that the duo has been spotted together a handful of times since sparking romance rumors earlier this month.
Benzema was seen dining with Rihanna at the singer’s favorite restaurant, Giorgio Baldi, in Santa Monica last week after the duo got cozy at a Fetty Wap performance a few days prior.
Benzema was also seen gifting Rihanna several dozens of yellow and red roses after they partied together in NYC, although denied commenting on their relationship status at the time.
Rihanna and Brown first dated from 2008 to 2009 before the “Loyal” singer was charged with physically assaulting his girlfriend prior to the Grammy Awards.
Rihanna reunited with Brown in 2012 before splitting in the summer, where Brown then began dating on-again, off-again girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.
Tran and Brown split earlier this year after it was revealed that Brown had fathered a child with another woman.
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