OMG! Rihanna's Boyfriend Matt Kemp Is Ready To Propose, Friends Say! Do YOU Think She's Ready To Be A Bride?

Fri, October 1, 2010 9:54am EST by 1 Comment

Don’t freak out! If RiRi & Matt do tie the knot, it won’t be for a while — and that’ll give her time to ditch that firey red hair before her big day!

Can you believe Rihanna, 22, and LA Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, 26, have been dating for eight months? It seems like just yesterday we were gawking at photos of Matt grabbing her butt on a private boat! (Yeah, remember those?) Now, a source close to the couple says they could be taking their relationship to the next level — marriage! “They are in love,” the source tells Us Weekly. “Seeing them interact, it’s definitely possible he could propose — but it’d have to be a long engagement, because they’re both so focused on their careers.”

OK, so at least these lovebirds are being smart about their future. No need to rush into things! For the time being, it sounds like they’re just enjoying being in love:

“[Matt] centers her, as he has a more normal life,” a friend of Rihanna’s tells the mag. “He allows her space, but they text and talk all the time. And they really have fun like kids when they’re together. They like to laugh and be silly.”

It sounds like Matt really makes her happy — and I think we can all agree she deserves more happiness in her life. Regardless of when (and if) Matt and Rihanna decide to tie the knot, we’re behind this couple 100 percent!