The pair were rumoured to have first got together in the summer of 2017, and were known for keeping their relationship extremely private. Though they never officially made their red carpet debut as a couple, the beauty mogul and the Saudi buisnessman - who is heir to the multi-million car manufacturer Toyota - were often photographed abroad whilst on holiday together, and on the sidelines of various Lakers' games.
Commenting on the nature of their relationship, a source reportedly told Us Weekly that "the romance was a case of opposites attract."
"Rihanna and Hassan understand each other very well and their personalities mesh well together. They’re both so different, but it works for them."
Rihanna herself rarely ever publically confirmed her relationship with the Saudi billionaire. However, in 2019, when Interview magazine asked who she was dating, the singer cheekily replied, "Google it."
Then asked if she was in love, Rihanna said "Of course I am," but was keen to write off the idea of a secret wedding in the works.
"Only God knows that, girl," she told the outlet. "We plan and God laughs, right?"