Whoa! Things must really be heating up between Rihanna and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton as the rumored couple was caught partying hard together at the Crop Over Carnival in Barbados on Aug. 3. Does this mean things are getting serious?
Has Rihanna, 27, finally found love in a hopeless place? While the “BBHMM” singer continues to let loose in her native Barbados for the annual Crop Over Carnival, rumors are circulating that the raucous festivities may actually be part of a romantic getaway between her and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. 30, as the two were spotted getting suspiciously cozy together at a wild parade party.
Rumors about an ongoing relationship between Bad Gal Riri and and Lewis first surfaced as far back as July 2013, and it appears that they won’t be slowing down any time soon. The two were spotted partying and dancing at the Crop Over’s Kadooment Day Parade on Aug. 3, where they were seen getting extra cozy among a swarm of fellow partygoers. Wearing an ensemble that left little to the imagination, the “Rude Boy” singer looked like she was having the time of her life while also rocking an elaborate, bejeweled headpiece. Meanwhile, the British racer opted to go shirtless for the occasion (hello abs!).
While these latest photos have once again stirred up dating rumors for the two, they are apparently simply friends, a source tells E! News. “She is not dating Lewis,” the insider reveals. “Rihanna is still hanging out with Karim [Benzema], 27, at the moment.”
The singer and professional soccer star were first romantically linked on June 12, after they were seen enjoying breakfast together following a late night of clubbing. “Rihanna and Karim got cozy sitting close to each other and whispering in each others ears,” a HollywoodLife.com source revealed EXCLUSIVELY. “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.”
If there is actually something going on between Rihanna and Karim, he likely won’t be very happy about these flirty photos. Still, we doubt it’s going to stop Rihanna from living it up any in Barbados this week!
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— Alyssa Montemurro