The sun is shining on Barbados, but A $ AP Rocky and Rihanna keep it cozy! HL learned ONLY why Rihanna had decided to invite her rumored flame to spend the vacation in her hometown.
A $ AP Rocky He raised his eyebrows when he arrived at the airport in Barbados on December 23, luggage in hand. Barbados is, of course, home to its rumored flame. Rihanna. Was he on the Caribbean island to spend the vacation with the Barbadian beauty? HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY learned from a source close to the Fenty designer that they actually invited him to spend Christmas together in their secluded seaside villa.
Rihanna’s friends are more than thrilled with her, the HL source said. “It’s a big sign of how happy she is with him. Rihanna is all about family, so the fact that she invited him is very significant, ”they explained. “Your friends take this as a sign that she is serious about him.” Rihanna and A $ AP have been close friends for years and have dodged romance rumors for all the time. But it wasn’t until late November that the stars matched, and the two were spotted having dinner together in Manhattan.
A $ AP Rocky on arrival at Nassau Airport in Barbados on 12/23/20 (Natasha / MEGA)
Dinner took place almost a year after fans were sure A $ AP and Rihanna were together. The two were spotted together the same day it was revealed that Rihanna had split up with her three-year-old boyfriend, the Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel in January 2020. HollywoodLife learned then that A $ AP and Rihanna were just close friends at the time – nothing romantic at all. Rihanna didn’t want to jump into another relationship anytime soon. But a year has passed.
Fans knew something was going on when photos of A $ AP surfaced in Barbados. Rihanna arrived in her home country a few days earlier, said a happy fan when she released a video of the singer “Umbrella” at a “random gas station” on the island on December 20th. She had traveled home on a private jet (A $ AP flew commercial). HollywoodLife also spoke to a source close to the rapper “Fashion Killa” who said “there is no way”. A $ AP would miss vacationing with Rihanna.
A $ AP Rocky and Rihanna both rock Fenty on the red carpet at the 2019 British Fashion Awards (AP)
“They had plans all along for him to join her. [A$AP] I just had to tie up a few loose ends before taking off, ”the source told us ONLY. “He’s so excited to have their first Christmas together. He’s had something for Rihanna for a couple of years and he’s so happy that it has come full circle. While this year has been tough for everyone, he’s so grateful that he ended it on such a high note by celebrating with Rihanna by his side. “
HollywoodLife I asked A $ AP Rocky and Rihanna’s rep for a comment, but got no response at press time.