The couple has been photographed on holiday, ending rumours of a split.
It’s been just over a year since their romance was first revealed, and despite recent reports, it appears Rihanna and Hassan Jameel are still going strong.
In early June, rumours emerged that the popstar had ended her relationship with the billionaire businessman. The couple had never publicly confirmed they were dating, since being photographed on holiday in Ibiza together in June 2017.
However, in an interview with Vogue in May 2018, Rihanna alluded to the fact she was seeing someone special.
“I used to feel guilty about taking personal time,” she told the magazine, “but I also think I never met someone who was worth it before.”
So it came as a surprise when, just one month later, MediaTakeOut reported Rihanna had broken up with Jameel, citing an alleged insider who explained: “she just got tired of him. She gets tired of men sometimes.”
Well, it would seem that is not the case. After months out of the public eye, new photos have surfaced of the pair on holiday in Mexico. The couple can be seen on sun loungers, engaged in what looks like a heated discussion. But main takeaway from the photo is, they’re very much together.
Who is Hassan Jameel? Here’s a reminder…
Jameel is the deputy president and vice chairman of Abdul Latif Jameel, a company started by his grandfather that owns the rights to the distribution of Toyota Cars in Saudi Arabia.
The 30-year-old businessman comes from a family who was named among 2016’s richest Middle Eastern families by Forbes. The family is reportedly worth US$1.5 billion (Dhs5.5 billion), making them the 12th wealthiest in the region.
Jameel is also president of his company’s charitable organisation, Community Jameel, which runs a range of initiatives “promote and contribute towards positive societal change and economic sustainability”, according to its website.
In his roles, the businessman has mingled with some huge names, including British royal Prince Andrew:
In 2014, Jameel’s father Mohammed, the chairman and president of Abdul Latif Jameel, became the first Saudi to receive an honorary knighthood from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II for his philanthropic contribution to arts and culture in the UK.