Rihanna may be “keeping her options open” when it comes to her dating life, but has the “Diamonds” singer officially settled on a new man after heating up romance rumors with Lewis Hamilton over the past few weeks?
According to a source close to Rihanna, things appeared to have fizzled out between Rih and Karim Benzema while Rihanna focuses her attention on her budding relationship with Hamilton.
“Rihanna and Lewis had a nice little getaway last weekend in Barbados. Rihanna also spent time with her friends and family but Lewis was the only romantic interest on her mind,” a source revealed to E! News.
“They had lots of fun together around the island and also got some private romantic time,” the source further explains of Rih’s budding romance with the Formula 1 driver.
As for Rihanna and Benzema’s rumored romance, the source explains that the duo’s relationship is “fading out.”
“Karim is fading out and it looks like Rihanna has only one guy on her mind, and that’s Lewis. She is taking it very slow and just having fun, but she likes who he is and what he is about,” the source reveals, noting that there’s “no label on them just yet” despite their week-long vacation together in Barbados.
“Rihanna is dating now and she hasn’t put a label on anyone. She is still talking to Karim but she is also 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 friends and also focusing on work.”
The insider concluded, “She is having a blast in Barbados and feeling very carefree.”
Rihanna and Hamilton were most recently spotted hanging out in NYC following their relaxing vacation in Barbados.
The duo were spotted hitting up the nightclub scene in the city before Rihanna opted for some new ink when she stopped to visit close friend and famed tattoo artist Bang Bang, People reports.
Rihanna took to Instagram on Thursday to share a photo of her new “1988” tattoo, telling followers, “Tagged by my dear friend @bangbanynyc.”
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Rihanna was photographed hanging inside the parlor with close friend Travis Scott and Hamilton, who has remained close by Rihanna’s side since returning from their vacation to the Caribbean.
Do you think Rihanna and Lewis Hamilton will continue to heat up their relationship, or will it fade out like her romance to Karim Benzema?
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