Rihanna is falling hard and fast for Travis Scott, but the pop princess is making a concerted effort to take things slowly. HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY learned Travis reminds her a lot of Chris Brown, and RiRi doesn’t want to get hurt again. Here’s what we know!
Rihanna has been dating rapper/producer Travis Scott, 23, since August, but sources tell HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that old wounds are keeping the 27-year-old Barbadian beauty on her guard. “Rihanna is trying not to let herself fall for Travis. She’s afraid to ever let herself be vulnerable again the way she was with Chris Brown, and she sees a lot of Chris in Travis. They are both cocky, alpha, and have tons of swagger, especially with the ladies.” However, Rihanna adores Travis for the same reasons she fears him!
The “S&M” singer’s bark is much worse than her bite, and she’s a lot more sensitive than she likes to let on. “Rihanna likes to think of herself as this badass bitch, who no man can tame, but all that came apart when she was with Chris. She was crying all the time, letting him cheat on her and then taking him back, calling him and texting him obsessively,” our source says.
Rihanna has been pretty upfront about her feelings for her former flame, but she is employing other tactics to make sure she doesn’t get her heart broken again. “She’s maintaining flirtations with other guys just to shield herself from getting too caught up in Travis, but truth be told, she does have a pretty big crush on him!” our source further explains.
So what do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Rihanna punishing Travis for Chris’ sins? Should she stop being afraid to love?
— Suzy McCoppin