Meet Hassan Jameel, Rihanna's Billionaire Boyfriend Whom She's in Love With
More details about Rihanna's billionaire boyfriend have emerged after the singer admitted in a recent interview that she's in love with him. We learned that he was once married and hails from a very rich family in Saudi Arabia.
In June 2017, photos captured Rihanna with a mystery man in a pool in Spain. Their PDA sent shockwaves that led to the assumption she had a boyfriend. That same month, they were spotted having coffee in Ibiza and by July, rumors were high that they’ve been an item for months.
The man in question was identified as Hassan Jameel, a rich Saudi businessman. Rihanna chose to keep a low profile on their relationship and let paparazzi photos of their appearances around the world speak for themselves. At one point, they were rumored to have broken up when they were seen arguing abroad. But it turns out, as Rihanna suggested in a meme, they were just having a discussion about soccer.
A recent interview with the singer is bringing a new wave of interest in her relationship with Jameel. Not because she divulged much about him but simply because she admitted she was in love.
In a phone interview with her “Ocean’s Eight” co-star Sarah Paulson for her cover feature in Interview magazine, Rihanna didn’t hold back when the actress asked her, “Are you in love?”
“Of course I am,” she said. However, when asked who her boyfriend is, she relied on his popularity to speak for himself. “Google it,” she responds.
Rihanna’s reply ignited a Google search on Jameel and it turned up with a lot of information about him. Here’s what we gathered from the media’s research.
According to Forbes, their family is worth $1.5 billion. That's more than twice of Rihanna's $600 million.
HE’S VERY RICH
Jameel, whose complete name is Hassan Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel is the middle son of Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel. They belong to the 12th richest family in the Middle East which owns a Toyota Motors dealership named after Jameel’s father. Their business spans not just Saudi Arabia but across the Middle East.
Jameel is their company’s deputy president and vice chairman of operations in Saudi Arabia and the president of its charity, Community Jameel Saudi Arabia.
They also sponsor a soccer league known as the Jameel League. According to Forbes, their family is worth $1.5 billion. That's more than twice of Rihanna's $600 million.
There was a time when Naomi Campbell’s name was associated with Jameel’s after they were spotted getting cozy in London.
Rihanna exudes style in silk cheetah print skirt as she enjoys romantic boat trip with billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel https://t.co/kj5KzMwEUU— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) June 7, 2019
HE WAS MARRIED ONCE
Jameel married Lina Lazaar in 2012. She’s a Tunisian art critic and founder of the Jeddah Art Week. Their marriage lasted about five years. They divorced in 2017. In June that same year, Rihanna and Jameel who’s eight months younger than her were rumored to be dating.
It turns out Jameel can speak three languages - Arabic, English, and Japanese which is most likely useful in running their family's empire.
Rihanna is living the literal dream life on Italy's Amalfi Coast w/ her billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel right now.— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) June 8, 2019
RiRi & Jameel have been publicly together for nearly 2 years now. They were first photographed making out in Spain, aka another European paradise, in June 2017. pic.twitter.com/9eQ7HyKFKw
HE WAS BRIEFLY LINKED TO NAOMI CAMPBELL
There was a time when Naomi Campbell’s name was associated with Jameel’s after they were spotted getting cozy in London. That was during the summer last year. However, the supermodel addressed it a few months back including rumors that she and Rihanna didn’t see eye to eye.
“I don’t have beef, especially with black women that I think are powerful,” she told Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live.” “We’re out there doing the same thing and doing the same struggle,” she added.
They celebrated Halloween in Boston in 2017 where Rihanna was spotted dressed as Kylo Ren and Jameel as Penguin.
If being rich and powerful isn't enough, It turns out Jameel can speak three languages - Arabic, English, and Japanese which is most likely useful in running their family's empire.
HE AND RIHANNA HAVE BEEN DATING A LOT UNDER THE PUBLIC EYE
Jameel and Rihanna have been putting their relationship out there despite the singer not being too vocal about it. They celebrated Halloween in Boston in 2017 where Rihanna was spotted dressed as Kylo Ren and Jameel as Penguin. They were also together at a Grammys after party in New York in January 2018. Following break-up rumors in June of that year, they were seen in Mexico quashing rumors that they were over. By June 2019, they were soaking up the sun in the Amalfi Coast and headlines suggest they were joined by his family.
“You don't get moments like these every day. It's a fleeting thing, so I wanted to have it,”
THE FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN
For two years now, Rihanna and Jameel have been keeping their romance alive so the next question on Paulson’s mind concerned marriage. When asked if she and her boyfriend intended to marry, Rihanna deflected by saying.
“Only God knows that, girl. We plan and God laughs, right?"
“I got into a new relationship, and it matters to me.”
P stands for personal day, and they might be the cause of the delay for Rihanna's much-anticipated album. https://t.co/oEM4TkaXKk— ESSENCE (@Essence) June 10, 2019
WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO RIHANNA TODAY
What Rihanna is certain of for now is she wants to be a mother “more than anything in life.” She also said she’s focusing more on making time for herself. In fact, she was in Barbados during the interview. She flew in to attend a concert of a musician from her childhood who just got out of jail.
“You don't get moments like these every day. It's a fleeting thing, so I wanted to have it,” the singer said of her much-needed me-time. She also explains it was important for her to indulge in her own pleasures for her mental health.
'If you're not happy, you're not going to be happy even doing things you love doing. It'd feel like a chore. I never want work to feel like a chore,” she said.
This new outlook also extends to her relationship with Jameel as Rihanna tells Paulson, “I got into a new relationship, and it matters to me.”
This was clear when Rihanna celebrated her 31st birthday in February in the company of her boyfriend. A day after she turned a year older, they were together watching the Lakers compete with the Houston Rockets at the Staples Center. They were spotted at a private box with two other friends. There was no PDA but their actions spoke of the comfort they eased into after dating for almost two years.