Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres in 2011, Rihanna admitted that calling her “the sexiest woman alive” can make her “intimidating” for men – but she has been looking for men who step up into a traditionally male role.
“I like men who are more aggressive but mysterious,” she said. ‘But I like the man to be very sure.’ I love them to make sure of themselves and know that you’re the man, I’m the lady, and the only way for us to get this work done is to play our roles. I really can’t be the right guy for you.
She seems to have found quite a few men who have fit the bill over the years.
Rihanna dated Chris Brown from 2008 to 2009, then again from 2012 to 2013
Rihanna’s relationship with the singer is one of the most well-remembered.
The couple met in 2005 but were not officially linked together until 2008, when they were seen together at the Grammys and kissed at her 21st birthday party.
But in 2009, fans were shocked when news leaked that Chris had beaten Rihanna, and leaked police photos showed her black eyes and bruises. He was arrested and charged with felony battery, pleaded guilty and sentenced to five years in prison.
“I needed this wake-up call in my life,” Rihanna later told Marie Claire UK. I needed a turning point, and that’s what God gave me. everyone [of] These awful things they tell you are breaking you.
Rihanna did file a restraining order at the time but eventually forgave him, dropping the restraining order in 2011 and getting back with him in 2012 – when she described their relationship as ‘true love’ in 2012.
‘It took me a long time. I was angry for a long time. I was upset, I had a grudge. I was dark. I was angry. He was coming out in my music, my clothes, my attitude. I didn’t like this feeling. She said: It was heavy.
They split again in 2013.
Rihanna was in a year-long relationship with LA Dodgers star Matt Kemp throughout 2010
While splitting from Chris Brown, Rihanna was in a year-long relationship with Los Angeles Dodgers star Matt Kemp throughout 2010.
She gushed about the relationship in several interviews, telling Marie Claire UK: “I feel like I’m really smiling this time. Smiles come from within, and they exude in everything I do. My energy people feel different. When I smile, they can tell it’s pure bliss and not just a cover.
But after breaking up in December of that year, she told Vogue, ‘I let her go. I never want to rely on a relationship. I think it’s really special to find love. Lovely. Nothing can match it, but I want to make sure I find other things in life that I love – besides love.
Rihanna and Drake met in 2005 and became famous for dating over the years (pictured in 2016)
Rihanna and Drake met in 2005 and became famous for dating over the years as they worked together on songs including Work, Take Care and What My Name.
During that time, Drake repeatedly rushed around Rihanna to a different news outlet, calling her “ultimate fantasy.”
In 2016, he presented it at the VMAs with great acclaim, saying: “We love the videos, which change their artistic vision from year to year. But most of all we love the woman who hasn’t changed since day one. She’s someone I’ve loved since I was 22, and she’s one of my best friends in the world. All my life as an adult, I’ve looked at her even though she’s younger than me. She is a living and breathing legend of our industry.
But RiRi apparently wasn’t a fan of making up in this way, telling Vogue years later that “waiting during this speech was probably the most annoying part. I don’t like too many compliments; I don’t like being blasted.
We don’t have friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. She said.
Rihanna and Leo’s relationship has been rumored a few times (pictured in 2016)
It was rumored that Rihanna and Leo had been linked several times, first in February 2015 – when they were said to have spent Valentine’s Day weekend together.
Then, in 2016, they were spotted together at the grand opening of the Intrigue Night Club in Wynn Las Vegas.
Neither of them confirmed that they were dating.
Reportedly, Rihanna also dated Travis Scott in 2015
Reportedly, Rihanna also dated Travis Scott in 2015, with rumors fueled by seeing Rihanna at his concerts.
But the relationship appears to have been confirmed by a story in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of Complex. Writer Lawrence Schlossman said Travis missed meeting him because he “was in hiding with Rihanna, whose love interest/girlfriend/boyfriend had recently been rumored with benefit.”
In 2020, Schlossmann said in his podcast that he was never supposed to reveal that Travis and Rihanna were together.
He said, “It’s because Rihanna is like, ‘Don’t tell anyone I’m breaking Travis Scott, please.'”
Rihanna and Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel met in 2017 and broke up in early 2020
Rihanna and Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel met in 2017. They were first spotted having dinner together in November of that year, and in 2018 they took a trip to Mexico together.
In 2019, she told an interview: “I have entered into a new relationship, and that is important to me. It was like, “I want to make time for this.” Just like I take care of my business, I need to take care of this too. I’ll shut things down for two days, three days at a time.
“On my calendar, we now have the infamous ‘P’, which stands for personal days. And that’s something new.”
She spoke about it again later that year, telling Vogue, “I’ve actually been in an exclusive relationship for a while, and it’s been going really well, so I’m happy.”
But things got worse, and news of their separation broke in January 2020.
Although their romance is only two years old, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have known each other for a decade (pictured at the 2021 Met Gala)
A $ AP Rocky
Although their romance is only two years old, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have known each other for a decade.
In 2012, he appeared in a remix of Rihanna’s song ‘Cockiness (Love It),’ and joined Diamonds World Tour as the opening act in 2013.
They’ve remained friends over the years, even attending the Louis Vuitton show together in 2018 and the British Fashion Awards in 2019, among other events.
But when Rihanna and Hassan broke up in January 2020, rumors started swirling about her relationship with Rocky.
While they haven’t confirmed they were together, Rocky joined forces with Rihanna to promote Fenty Skin in August 2020, and they were spotted together in December, with reports that they are ‘inseparable’.
Rocky confirmed the relationship in May 2021, telling GQ that Rihanna is “the love of my life.”
‘I think when you know, you know. He said.
“Travel junkie. Coffee lover. Incurable social media evangelist. Zombie maven.”