The singer/designer/beauty mogul and the Saudi businessman were first rumored to have begun dating in June 2017, and managed to keep a very low profile during their relationship.
They’ve been photographed together a number of times throughout the course of their relationship—usually while traveling together in foreign countries, attending Lakers games, and of course, unapologetically showcasing major PDA by the pool. Their infamous poolside pics even inspired the viral hashtag #RihannaHasAMan when the news of their pairing first broke. They never made an official red carpet appearance together.
A source told Us Weekly that the reason why Rihanna and Jameel’s pairing worked so well for so long was due to their opposite but complimentary personalities.
“The romance was a case of opposites attract. Rihanna and Hassan understand each other very well and their personalities mesh well together,” a source previously told Us Weekly. “They’re both so different, but it works for them.”
Rihanna didn’t often publicly acknowledge the two’s relationship but did admit to Interview magazine last summer that she was “of course” in love with the handsome heir. She also laughed off plans of marriage and a wedding.
“Only God knows that, girl,” said Rihanna regarding a future wedding. “We plan and God laughs, right?”