Rihanna asks if she can take a look through the photos on my app, and I oblige. “You better movie make it sound: You know you’re in the presence of a superstar, but it’s like you’re chatting with an old friend.“It’s a combination of being starstruck and being immediately put at ease,” explains Sandra Bullock.In the dark, soundproofed environment of a recording studio, time is elastic.
Not only has summer sixteen come to an end, but it appears Drake and Rihanna's summer of love has concluded, too.The pair had been going so strong over the last few months, making it official in July and hanging out nonstop ever since.It’s perhaps why she doesn’t seem particularly bothered that today’s to-do list is far from done.There is a stack of Fenty Beauty campaign printouts piled high on her desk awaiting her approval; a flood of unanswered emails from Fenty team members in various time zones, all happily waiting on her too.“This guy is too pretty—if you’re pretty, you at least gotta have wrinkles,” Rihanna says, sizing up a male-model type who’s posing bare-chested on a surfboard. But don’t be fooled: The giddy highs and lows of singledom are fast becoming a distant memory for Rihanna. “I used to feel guilty about taking personal time,” she says, “but I also think I never met someone who was worth it before.” Though she’s reluctant to talk about her partner by name, rumors have been swirling around her connection to Hassan Jameel, a young Saudi businessman, since paparazzi photos of her vacationing with a handsome stranger in Spain made the rounds last summer.
These recent romantic developments are, however, part of a much bigger sea change for Rihanna, who turned 30 this year. I’m happy.”Still, making those kinds of pivotal lifestyle adjustments isn’t always easy—especially if, like Rihanna, you’ve been on the celebrity treadmill since you were a teenager.A second source revealed, "Drake and India Love have been hooking up for at least a few weeks."Interestingly enough, India's ex-boyfriend, Cliff Dixon, was rumored to have cheated on her with Rihanna.The insider tells us, "Drake could be hooking up with India Love now to piss off Rihanna, which has clearly worked."Indeed it has.“Come sit here; you gotta teach me how to do this swipe thing.” Rihanna is all curled up in a cozy hotel bathrobe and has a pair of comfy Fenty Puma slides on her feet, and yet she radiates flawless glamour—hair tousled in loose waves, skin luminous.Though I have taken great pains to put together what I think is a Rihanna-worthy look—Jacquemus blouse, vintage Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo pants—it’s hard not to feel like a tarnished penny next to a freshly minted gold coin as I sidle up to her on the sofa. ” she asks, pausing on my profile picture, a bathroom selfie taken in a swanky Hollywood hotel."Everyone wants them to be together but they are just close friends who are always in each others lives," the source adds.