Rihanna and Lewis Hamilton may have made headlines after they were spotted partying it up during Barbados’ Kadooment Day parade earlier this week, but it looks like the rumored couple is furthering dating rumors as photographers caught them hanging out for a fun-filled day of water sports and yachting while in the Caribbean on Friday.
Rihanna and Hamilton were photographed soaking up the sun while taking a vacation in Rihanna’s native island of Barbados, causing romance rumors to swirl as fans speculate whether or not Rihanna and the Formula 1 driver are heating up their alleged relationship, People reports.
In the photos, Rihanna can be seen lounging in an inflatable boat with her girlfriends while being pulled along by a catamaran while Hamilton opted to stay dry while sunning himself on the boat’s deck.
While neither Rihanna nor Lewis have spoken out about the nature of their romance, sources close to Rihanna dished to E! News that Rih is “keeping her options open” when it comes to her dating life.
When asked if Rihanna and Karim Benzema are officially on the outs following a series of cheating rumors that plagued the couple, the source reveals, “Rihanna is still hanging out with Karim [Benzema] at the moment.”
The source adds, “Rihanna is dating now and she hasn’t put a label on anyone. She is still talking to Lewis and keeping her options open. She is not at any point in her life now ready to settle just for anyone but she is enjoying the time she has with her best friends and also focusing on work.”
In regard to her frequent dates with Hamilton, the source adds, “She is having a blast in Barbados and feeling very carefree.”
While Rihanna and Hamilton’s “carefree” vacation may be sending dating rumors into overdrive, Rihanna continues to make headlines for her former relationship with Chris Brown.
Earlier this week, Brown made headlines after he gushed over ex Rihanna in an interview with Tim Westwood, telling the reporter that he still “has love” for Rihanna despite their history.
In addition, Brown responded to rumors that suggest he’s jealous of seeing Rihanna hang out with other men.
“We knew each other since I was 14,” Brown explains of his friendship with Rihanna, “With that kind of history we’re always going to be cool. I don’t get jealous. I don’t get mad. I don’t have nothing but love and respect for her.”
Rumors of Brown’s alleged jealousy piqued earlier this week after Chris took to Instagram to share a photo of himself looking lonely with the caption, “That face u make when u know someone is banging your girl.”
Brown’s caption, coupled with the ironic timing of Rihanna and Hamilton’s vacation photos going viral, led some fans to believe that perhaps Brown was referencing Rih’s new relationship. While Brown didn’t name anyone specifically in his post, some interpreted the caption to be a dig at Karrueche Tran as well.
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