On Friday afternoon (January 17), the celebrity gossip outlet reported that the pop titan and Hassan Jameel, her boyfriend of almost three years, have split up. No word on when or why the two split. While the pair was first linked to one another in June 2017, they were last photographed on a date in August. "This relationship is the real deal," an insider told The Sun in 2017. "They've been spending a lot of time away from prying eyes and are really serious. His family are also extremely wealthy and private. She was coming into the UK on a regular basis to see him."
It's been one of Rihanna's more private romances, but the superstar did open up about Jameel in her 2019 discussion with Interview magazine, admitting to Sarah Paulson that she was in love with the Saudi billionaire. When asked about marriage plans, she replied, "Only God knows that, girl. We plan and God laughs, right?"
"It’s only the last couple years that I started to realize that you need to make time for yourself, because your mental health depends on it," she continued. "If you’re not happy, you’re not going to be happy even doing things that you love doing. It’d feel like a chore. I never want work to feel like a chore. My career is my purpose, and it should never feel like anything other than a happy place. I’ve made little things a big deal, like going for a walk or going to the grocery store. I got into a new relationship, and it matters to me. It was like, 'I need to make time for this.' Just like I nurture my businesses, I need to nurture this as well. I’ll shut things down for two days, three days at a time. On my calendar we now have the infamous 'P,' which means personal days. This is a new thing."
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