Rihanna enjoyed a ‘cozy’ date night with Karim Benzema in Hollywood on June 8 — but what exactly went on between the French soccer star and our favorite BadGal? Find out all the EXCLUSIVE details of their flirty night out!
Rihanna, 27, is turning up the heat with Real Madrid‘s striker Karim Benzema, 27! The “BBHMM” singer and soccer star spent a fun night out together with friends at Hollywood hotspot Hooray Henry’s on June 8, and they were packing on the PDA all night long, HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY learned. Here’s what went down!
Rihanna and Karim arrived at Henry’s with a few of their friends and seemed “very happy and friendly with each other right away,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. They sat at a private VIP table near the DJ booth right next to Justin Bieber and his friends where they enjoyed a surprise performance from Fetty Wap.
“Rihanna and Karim got cozy sitting close to each other and whispering in each others ears,” our insider continues. “She really had a great time and he clearly makes her laugh. He is super charming. Things are starting off very slow but gradually heating up. Nothing is official yet but the romance is definitely heating up.”
Though RiRi and Karim were said to have left in separate SUVs, Karim ended the night by reportedly presenting her with a bouquet of roses. So cute! Rihanna has had a lot of potential prospects, being romantically linked to Leonardo DiCaprio and Drake, but it seems like she’s having an especially fun time with Karim!
Rihanna & Karim Benzema: Turning Up The Heat?
Rihanna and Karim have actually known each other for quite some time. They first started interacting on Twitter in June 2014, when she tweeted to him during the last World Cup, “I feel your pain right now” and Karim replied, “No pain no gain, thanks for the support!” Rihanna and Karim were also spotted partying together at the Griffin nightclub just last week — who knows where things can go next!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Rihanna and Karim will make their romance official? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler, Reporting by Tim Plant