Rihanna’s boyfriend Karim Benzema is her best friend

R&B star Rihanna reportedly feels her boyfriend, French footballer Karim Benzema is like her “best friend”.


The ‘Diamonds’ singer has been on a string of dates with the Real Madrid soccer player in recent weeks after first meeting at the World Cup tournament last summer.

The 27-year-old beauty has told friends the relationship feels very different to her past romances with the likes of Chris Brown, Drake, and Leonardo DiCaprio, because she got to know him well through calls and texts first, reported Look magazine.

“It’s taken a long time for the relationship to get off the ground but she says that’s what makes it so special. He’s the first guy she’s actually gotten to know before diving in head first,” a source said.

“She’s been telling people she’s never experienced anything like this in her life and that she trusts him like her best friend.”