Things have been heating up between Rihanna and her new man, soccer star Karim Benzema, but it looks like her past is coming back to bite her in the butt. HollywoodLife has EXCLUSIVELY learned that Chris Brown is getting in the way of their relationship!
It was clear as daylight that Rihanna, 27, lit up when Chris Brown, 26, hit the stage at the 2015 BET Awards on June 28 and we definitely weren’t the only ones to notice. RiRi’s new guy, Karim Benzema, 27, also watched as his girl smiled and sang along to her ex-boyfriend’s performance and HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY learned that he felt SO insecure afterwards — find out more!
“Karim feels very insecure after seeing Rihanna‘s face light up as she danced and sang along to Chris‘ music. He didn’t even want her to attend the show. The look in her eyes, the way she gazed at Chris, was a look Karim‘s never seen before. He told Rihanna all this, and told her he doesn’t feel he can compete with Chris and that perhaps the two of them are better off as friends,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“Rihanna listened to Karim and essentially told him that he’s right. That it’s going to be extremely hard for anyone to compete with Chris. There’s just so much history and love between them that will forever connect them for the rest of their lives,” the source continued.
Here’s the real kicker! “Rihanna does like Karim and enjoys him a lot. He treats her well and he’s such a stud in everything he does. She told him she won’t break his heart but did tell him she’ll always love Chris,” the insider told us. Yikes — it’s no wonder Karim is so insecure.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Karim has a right to be upset? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
— Shira Benozilio Reporting by: Eric Mitchell