Rihanna and A$AP Rocky appear to be having a blast while in Barbados celebrating the holidays together, and now, HollywoodLife has EXCLUSIVELY learned how her family felt about him joining her back home.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky, both 32, basically confirmed their romance on Dec. 24, when they were pictured packing on PDA in public while in Barbados together. The new couple held hands while walking around the singer’s home island of Barbados just before celebrating the holidays together. It was a big milestone for their fresh romance, but her family was totally fine with A$AP accompanying her on her trip back home.
“The trip is going so well — it could not be going any better,” a source close to Rihanna told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “[A$AP Rocky] fits in perfectly with her family and friends. It’s a big relief for Rihanna because her family does tend to be very protective of her. They’re all very genuine and humble people, so the fact that Rocky wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth plays in his favor. Plus, his intentions with her are very sincere, and everyone can see how much he cares about her. That’s all that really matters to Rihanna’s family. Obviously, it’s still too soon to say where this relationship will go, but it’s exciting for everyone that she’s taken the step to bring him home for the holidays.”
They may not be moving towards marriage just yet, but it sounds like Rihanna and A$AP could be leaning that way soon if things keep going well. In fact, a second source close to the couple told us, “Rihanna and A$AP are so down to earth and the times they have been hanging out with each other has been very genuine and fun. They both have similar interests. They have a lot of the same friends and they can both trust each other in a world were their celebrity could intimidate matters. They just really get each other and still get to do their own thing. Its a pretty great relationship because it is surrounded by such a great friendship.”
Speculation of a romance between Rihanna and A$AP Rocky started after they were seen enjoying a cozy dinner together in Manhattan on Nov. 30. This new romance with A$AP comes less than one year after Rihanna broke up with her boyfriend of three years, Hassan Jameel, in January 2020.
HollywoodLife reached out to both Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s reps for comment, but we did not receive a response.
Rihanna Wants A$AP Rocky To Be Her ‘Final Boyfriend’: Their Romance Is ‘Amazing Right Now’
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are ‘very happy together’ and have ‘so much in common’, according to sources who spoke EXCLUSIVELY to HL.
It looks like things between Rihanna, 32, and her boyfriend A$AP Rocky, 32, are going great. The singer and rapper, who turned their longtime friendship into romance last year, celebrated Christmas together in her home base of Barbados before recently attending a dinner date in New York City, and it turns out their romance works due to a number of factors, including their compatibility and number of mutual friends.
“Rihanna and Rocky are so good. Their vacation together couldn’t have been better,” a source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “The level of attention their relationship gets is intense, so they’ve been trying to play it pretty low key, but they’re still very happy together.”
Before their recent dinner, RiRi and Rocky attended YAMS Day, which was started by Rocky in honor of his late friend A$AP YAMS, who died at the age of 26 back in 2015. “Rihanna was with him this week on YAMS Day. That was Rocky’s best friend, but Rihanna knew him too,” the source explained. “She’s very much a part of Rocky’s inner circle. His friends are her friends, and her friends are his friends. It’s just one of the reasons this is such a great fit.”
Jordyn Woods Gushes Over ‘Sweetest’ BF Karl-Anthony Towns After He Sends Her ‘Love’ Hoodie From Quarantine
Karl-Anthony Towns is battling COVID-19, but that didn’t stop the Minnesota Timberwolves player from surprising Jordyn Woods with thoughtful gifts.
Jordyn Woods really does have “the sweetest boyfriend,” which she gushed on her Jan. 21st Instagram Story. That’s because the 23-year-old model and actress’s boyfriend, Karl-Anthony Towns, surprised her with two luxury presents: a pair of Chrome Hearts jeans marked with the brand’s iconic cross logo, and a romantic “Love Is Us” Vetements hoodie. Even more impressive is the fact that Karl organized this thoughtful gesture while battling COVID-19.
“I have the sweetest boyfriend,” Jordyn wrote over her surprises, adding, “Sending me things even when he’s sick.” Jordyn’s teenage sister, Jodie Woods, was just as impressed with Karl’s presents. She posted them on her own Instagram Story and wrote, “karl is the sweetest boyfriend [emojis] really just sent her some chrome jeans and this vetements hoodie that made him think of her, BRO MY HEARTTTTT.”
Karl revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis on Jan. 15, on the very same day his team’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies was postponed. “Prior to tonight’s game, I received yet another awful call that I tested positive for COVID. I will immediately isolate and follow every protocol. I pray every day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I beg everyone to continue to take it seriously by taking all of the necessary precautions. We cannot stop the spread of this virus alone, it must be a group effort by all of us.”
Karl added that it “breaks [his] heart” that his “family, and particularly [his] father and sister continue to suffer from the anxiety that comes along with this diagnosis as we know all too well what the end result could be.” On a heartbreaking note, Karl vowed to his niece and nephew Jolani and Max that he won’t “end up in a box next to grandma,” a reference to the heartbreaking fact that Karl lost his mother Jacqueline Cruz-Towns to COVID-19 in April of 2020. Jordyn had helped Karl through this tragic time as a supportive friend before they started dating in the fall of 2020.
Once again, Jordyn is showing her support to Karl, too. Jordyn urged fans to “please send some prayers up” after her boyfriend revealed his diagnosis last Friday. As you can see, Jordyn and Karl are a tight unit — but they’re not rushing anything. “Of course, one day in the future I would like to have a time to settle down and have a family of my own. But right now I don’t want things to go way too fast,” Jordyn EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife in Oct. 2020.
Stars Wearing Crop Tops During Winter — Pics Of Keke Palmer, Kendall Jenner & More
These stars aren’t afraid to get a little cold in order to work super hot outfits! Check out stars like Keke Palmer, Kendall Jenner and more who are rocking crop tops during winter!
It might be the coldest time of the year, but these stars have found a way to heat up the world of fashion with one particularly bold trend. Yes, celebrities are sporting crop tops during winter! Not only are the stars rocking this type of garment when it’s chilly, their pairing their tops for the perfect winter look on the red carpet, out and about, and for more events. Let’s check out some of the very best winter crop top styles!
Is that Keanu Reeves? Nope, it’s Kendall Jenner! The young Keeping Up With The Kardashians star gave off major vibes of The Matrix when she was spotted out and about in SoHo. Kendall sported an all black look with her garb, including a long leather trench coat, and white sneakers while she was out and about. Fans could just glimpse the cute black crop top that she was wearing beneath her coat. She looked incredibly fab!
Another star who loves a crop top is Ariana Grande. The singer looked amazing at the 2016 American Music Awards in November of that year. She wore a pair of high-waisted white pants with an intricately embroidered crop top. Donning her signature high ponytail, this look was all Ari and fans totally loved it.
One fierce and fab fashionista whom we adore is none other than Keke Palmer! This accomplished young actress and TV host knows how to make a look work. On February 10, 2018, Keke stepped out during New York Fashion week and put her best (fashion) foot forward. She looked amazing in her electric blue crop top with sheer black short sleeves and a high-waisted black and blue matching skirt. Although the temperatures were likely freezing, Keke was red hot!
Naturally, there are so many more stars who’ve been spotted wearing crop tops during winter. Check out the gallery of images above to see more celebs in this bold trend!