Hey, at least she’s honest. While Rihanna’s romance with soccer star Karim Benzema has been heating up, she’s been completely candid with him in letting him know she’ll always have a thing for her ex, Chris Brown.
We wonder how Karim Benzema, 27, feels about Rihanna‘s leftover love for her former flame, Chris Brown, 26. After Breezy caught RiRi’s eye at the 2015 BET Awards on June 28, she couldn’t help but remember all the good times they’ve shared. Now, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the “Bitch Better Have My Money” songstress has told her boyfriend that CB will always have a special place in her heart, regardless of their sordid past.
“Rihanna does like Karim and enjoys him a lot. He treats her well and he’s such a stud in everything he does,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She told him she won’t break his heart but did tell him she’ll always love Chris.”
This admission came shortly after Karim got a tad jealous when he saw Rihanna moving and grooving along to Chris’ BET performance of “Post To Be.” “The look in her eyes, the way she gazed at Chris, was a look Karim‘s never seen before,” our insider explains. “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.”
“Karim feels very insecure after seeing Rihanna‘s face light up as she danced and sang along to Chris‘ music,” the source continues. “He didn’t even want her to attend the show.” Unfortunately for Karim, Rihanna actually agreed that he might not ever be able to compare to the R&B crooner. #TruthBomb.
“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,” our tipster concludes. “There’s just so much history and love between them that will forever connect them for the rest of their lives.” Sorry, Karim!
Everyone’s favorite BadGal previously had plans to take her relationship with Karim to the next level, as HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY reported on June 25. But now that the Real Madrid athlete is having second thoughts about where he stands next to Chris, will Rihanna still want to introduce Karim to her family during an upcoming Barbados vacay?
“She’s talking about how she wants to take him home to Barbados with her. Her mind isn’t on anyone else right now,” a second source told us at the time. “Rihanna is extremely proud of Barbados, she wants to show it off to Karim, show him where she comes from and introduce him to her family.” We’ll be shocked if that offer still stands.
HollywoodLifers — what do YOU think of Rihanna’s lingering feelings for Chris? Should she and Karim break up because of it? Let us know!
— Evan Real, Reporting By Eric Ray