Love is in the air for Rihanna and her boyfriend Hassan Jameel but it appears she wants to keep it low-key. On Wednesday (16 August), the singer was spotted on an evening date with the Saudi billionaire at London's Chiltern Firehouse.
The Diamond singer tried to hide her face from the paparazzi under a large umbrella as they left the swanky restaurant.
According to W Magazine, Jameel tried hard to shield RiRi from the camera flashes by standing between the pop diva and the photographers. In some of the pictures, Rihanna is seen wearing a large Ralph Lauren hoodie while covering her face with her hair.
Speaking of the couple's closely-guarded romance, a source told Hollywood Life, "Keeping her relationship with Hassan out of the spotlight is a priority for Rihanna right now.
"She hates the avalanche of attention that happens whenever she's got a new man, it always causes drama. She wants what she's got with Hassan to last so she's being very protective."
The 29-year-old singer is apprehensive about the publicity that her relationships receive and reportedly wants to avoid all the attention, especially after her past experiences.
"Most of the time, they don't even leave the house together, that's how much she wants to avoid the attention and all the baggage that comes with it," the source added.
The Umbrella hitmaker had a serious relationship with fellow singer Chris Brown a few years. But their love fizzled out after an infamous domestic abuse incident.
In his documentary Welcome To My Life, the Loyalty singer graphically detailed the assault incident that left RiRi's face covered with bruises.
"She starts going off, she throws the phone. 'I hate you.' Starts hitting me... She hits me a couple of more times and it doesn't go from translation to 'let's sit down, I'm telling you the truth.' It goes to, 'Now, I'm going to be mean, be evil,'" he claims in the documentary.
"I remember she tried to kick me, but then I really hit her, with a closed fist, I punched her. I busted her lip. When I saw it, I was in shock. I was like, 'F—, why the hell did I hit her?'"