There’s no question about it; Rihanna is undoubtedly one of the most daring artists of her generation. Whether it’s through her music, revealing fashions or brazen tweets, Rihanna walks that walk and talks that talk of a bold bad girl. But there’s one thing the seemingly fearless women trembles about: love.
“[I’m] rebellious through my music, through my fashion, tattoos, and my hair. I have been conservative in my love life. … It’s pretty much nonexistent,” Rihanna told Harper’s Bazaar in the cover feature for their August issue. “If I come across someone who I find really cool, I’ll hang out. But the minute I find that we’re getting too close I just — I don’t let people in.”
It’s been three years since Rihanna and her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, put an end to their abusive relationship, and since then Rihanna has remained a perpetual bachelorette. And in the new interview, Rihanna delves into her love life and explains that the reason she has yet to have another significant relationship is because she’s afraid of falling in love.
“When I was in love, I fell so hard. I was really, really, really in love. The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye, my whole life changed,” Rihanna said. “Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I’d feel that pain in my life. I’m afraid of feeling that again.”
Well, Rihanna may be afraid, but below are four men who we think could just help the singer open up her heart to love again. – nicholas robinson