While we would’ve love for this split to be more theatrical (yes, we live for drama) the reason why Rihanna broke up with Hassan Jameel is very simple: their lives were apparently going in different directions.
Yes, they are both incredibly wealthy—she is a fashion icon, beauty entrepreneur, and singer; he is a billionaire businessman with distribution rights to Toyota. However, according to a source, their career paths are way too far apart.
“Their lives were too different,” the insider told People magazine. “And it was hard to maintain a relationship.”
Rihanna broke up with Hassan Jameel after three years of dating. The Diamonds hitmaker and the Saudi businessman were first spotted together on holiday in Spain in June, and have kept their relationship on the down-low ever since.
Despite her earnest privacy, last year, RiRi did open up about her relationship to Hassan to her Ocean’s Eight co-start Sarah Paulson, admitting that “of course” she was in love but was unsure of whether she considered getting married or having children anytime soon.
“Only God knows that, girl. We plan and God laughs, right?” she told Interview magazine back in June.
Well—he’s probably chuckling at our #R9 fantasies right now.