Speculation about a blossoming romance between award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio (42) and popular singer Rihanna has been whispered about since the two were first seen leaving a party together nearly two years ago.
While an actual relationship was never previously confirmed, secret rendezvous and insider information suggests that they may finally be ready to publicly announce their status as a couple.
The attraction between Leo and Rihanna is no secret. They do not deny a friendship as well as a deep admiration for one another. Both parties speak highly about the other to both public and private sources, and Rihanna has even been reported to freely recount her intimate encounters with the Titanic star to her friends, describing him as the best lover she has ever had.
While Leo and Rihanna had great chemistry upon first meetings, their hectic schedules presented considerable difficulty in spending any consistent amount of time together. Likewise, both stars have a reputation for being flirtatious and somewhat restless in regards to romance, thus they were previously content to limit their status as strictly friends with benefits.
A source close to the couple reports that they began to acknowledge their deeper feelings about a year after they first met. Although the primary goal of their relationship had been strictly limited to fun and enjoying one another in the present moment, their chemistry is strong enough to have sparked true feelings of love for one another.
A source reports that when the couple is apart, they make a point of texting one another regularly, and that Leo “lights up like a little kid at Christmas” after any kind of exchange with Rihanna.
The budding romance is not only limited to phone calls, text messages and the occasional steamy hookup. In a move that is somewhat contrary to both of their reputations, Leo and Rihanna have recently begun to make it a top priority to ensure that there is time in their schedules for one another. “They both seem really happy,” the source reports.
“They are very hesitant to publicly announce anything, because neither one wants the scrutiny or media attention. But they’re not really making much of an attempt to hide it anymore.”