Rihanna Not Dating Leonardo DiCaprio Despite Rumors, Source Says Duo Were Not 'Cozy' At Coachella

Noel Zelindo

Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio may have fueled dating rumors after they were spotted hanging out at Coachella's Weekend 1 festivities this past weekend, but according to a source close to the duo, it doesn't appear that Rihanna and Leo are anything more than just friends.

The newly reemerged dating claims began on Saturday after photographers spotted Rihanna and Leonardo hanging out together at Neon Carnival, where Rihanna was seen donning a Harley-Davidson sweatshirt, sparkly sunglasses, and an assortment of gold jewelry while DiCaprio opted for a casual baseball hat and sunglasses for the low-key appearance.

While little information regarding the duo's Coachella meet-up was available at the time of the event, newly surfaced rumors suggesting that the duo were seen getting "cozy" at the annual music festival has since prompted sources close to DiCaprio and Rihanna to speak out against the dating claims.

DiCaprio's sources reportedly reached out to Gossip Cop in regard to the Rihanna dating rumors after one tabloid report surfaced suggesting that the duo "couldn't seem to get enough of each other" at the exclusive event.

The report in question alleges that Leonardo DiCaprio "made a beeline" for Rihanna once he spotted her at the event before noting that witnesses claimed to have seen the duo "getting cozy" amid the carnival's festivities.

Despite the claims, sources close to DiCaprio and Rihanna revealed to the site that the rumored couple "said hi for a few minutes, and walked their separate ways" before shutting down the ongoing speculation about the duo's rumored relationship.

Similarly, a witness in attendance at Weekend 1's festivities explained to People that Leonardo "slipped into the party incognito and was dancing and singing to 'No Scrubs'" while Rihanna danced alongside her girlfriends just a few tables away. The source further notes that "Leo saw [Rihanna] and made his way over to say 'Hi,'" but makes no mention of any supposed PDA between the duo.

In addition, a source close to Rihanna explained to E! Online that while Rih and Leo "chatted closely" during their brief Coachella reunion, it was difficult to see Rihanna's "full reaction since she had those big sparkly sunglasses on," albeit noting that the songstress "had a smile on her face" during their chat.

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"They are friends and still hang out," the source added of the ongoing dating claims between Rihanna and Leo. "They both like the same type of music and that's usually when they run into each other. Neither of them are looking for any type of relationship now."

The news comes just a few months after the duo ignited romance rumors following the release of paparazzi photos that reportedly showed Rihanna giving DiCaprio a kiss on the cheek outside of L'Arc Nightclub in Paris in January.

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A source close to Rihanna revealed to TMZ at the time of the photos' release that Rihanna was hanging out with close friend Cara Delevingne when they ran into Leonardo at the nightclub hotspot, prompting Rihanna to give the actor a hug and a quick kiss on the cheek. While photographers were able to capture the duo's brief meet-up on camera, sources close to Leonardo DiCaprio revealed that the actor attempted to block the release of the photos based on French privacy laws regarding the protection and privacy of public figures, however, the photos were leaked only a few weeks later.

The source further explains that while it appears that Rihanna and DiCaprio were kissing outside of the nightclub, the photos in question were taken "at a bad angle" and that Rihanna and Leo are nothing more than good friends.

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