Their relationship emerged earlier this week, when Rihanna and her current boyfriend Hassan Jameel were spotted putting on a steamy display in their swimming pool in Ibiza.
But according to new claims, their romance is what caused her so-called feud with former pal Naomi Campbell.
According to The Sun reporters, the supermodel, Naomi, who is thought to have dated the Saudi businessman last year, is disgruntled the singer, 29, and Hassan have fallen so hard – as she hates feeling ‘second best’.
The glamorous pair, who used to be close friends, sparked rumours of a feud last year when they unfollowed each other on social media – and it has now been claimed the Toyota dealership heir is the reason behind their anger.
According to the paper, Naomi, 47, is not impressed Hassan has chosen the singer over her – while Rihanna has fallen so hard for him, she is not willing to back down.
According to a source,
‘They’re both formidable women. No one knows exactly what went on between Naomi and Hassan but she certainly doesn’t like being second best.’
Adding that the Work singer was in too deep to stop the romance, they continued: ‘Rihanna is someone that falls hard for someone, and nothing can get in the way.’
Naomi’s romance with Hassan never confirmed, but the pair were pictured looking cosy in July last year, when they attended the British Summer Time Festival together in London.
Yet, eagle-eyed fans later noticed Naomi and Rihanna had unfollowed each other on both Twitter and Instagram last year.
However despite the so-called drama, Rihanna has been looking more loved-up than ever with her new man – after the romance emerged earlier this week.
The pair were first spotted kissing in their swimming pool during a romantic getaway to Ibiza, before they were seen heading out on the island together – with Rihanna carrying a bouquet of flowers in her hands.
Hassan is a Saudi businessman, who is currently the deputy president and vice chairman of family business Abdul Latif Jameel, one of the biggest companies in the world.
The company owns distribution rights for Toyota cars in Saudi Arabia, a deal that has helped the Jameel family amass a fortune estimated at $1.5billion – which Hassan will one day inherit.
It’s claimed the pair have been doing their utmost to keep their romance out of the public eye, but that the Love on the Brain hitmaker feels Hassan could be the one.