In 2011, Rihanna found love in a hopeless place with ex-boxer-turned-model Dudley O’Shaughnessy—the two starred in one of the year’s most watched music videos together.
Rumors also circulated that the two were dating, amid even more rumors that she was reconciling with her ex Chris Brown. Rumors within rumors. Rihanna is basically the Inception of on-again/off-again celebrity dating.
Now that RiRi and Breezy have finally put an end to their relationship once and for all, she’s moving on, this time with someone we’ve seen before, even if we didn’t know him by his full name.
“Rihanna and Dudley were really keen on one another when they were an item a couple of years ago,” a source told The Sun newspaper. “They had a really good time together and ended things amicably—traveling got in the way.”
“It’s been easy for them to rekindle their romance and take things from where they left off,” the source continued. “They are not looking for anything serious, but the connection is still there.”
Rihanna was recently in the UK, where Dudley is based, promoting her line with clothing label River Island, and he’s hoping to catch her again the next time she’s in the country.
“There’s no question of how smitten he is,” the source added. “He always looks back fondly on their time together and is excited to be speaking to her again—getting things back on track while she was in town.”