With Rihanna’s Exes...!
Swooping in on her private helicopter with her ‘momager’ Kris following behind her, one thing was clear: Kendall Jenner planned to take the Cannes Film Festival by storm. And the 20-year-old supermodel didn’t disappoint. From the minute she touched down she was making back-to-back red carpet appearances and doing interviews. But it was when the work stopped that things got really interesting, as Kendall was spotted at the Vanity Fair party indulging in a major flirt-a-thon with bachelor of the moment and Rihanna’s latest squeeze Leonardo Dicaprio. Uh-oh.
‘Kendall was really flirting with Leo,’ says a party insider. ‘She seemed to find him very funny and stayed by Leo’s side so his focus was all on her.’ Another partygoer revealed: ‘Leo was a gentleman. He made sure Kendall was well looked after and called the waitress over to refill their drinks constantly. They were deep in conversation about Kendall’s modelling career. She seemed to be keen to stay away from chatting about her sisters or their reality show.’
But according to our insiders, while Kendall and Leo, 41, might have had a great night, Rihanna is not happy about the situation. Friends say the 28-year-old singer, who’s been seeing the Oscar-winning actor for more than a year now, albeit casually, was furious when she heard the news. A friend tells Look: ‘She’s annoyed because although she and Leo aren’t exactly exclusive she’d been coming round to the idea of them being together. Ri’s also less than keen to be associated with the Kardashian girls, plus it’s not the first time Kendall has gone after her exes.’
Yep, Kardashian fans may remember that Kendall – who was most recently linked to basketball player Jordan Clarkson – has previously ‘dated’ another of Rihanna’s exes, Chris Brown. Kendall was linked to Chris in December 2014 and earlier this year the father of one jetted over at Paris Fashion Week to have dinner with the reality TV queen and model – they were seen together at top French restaurant L’avenue. Riri and Chris were together on and off for three years, but split in 2009 when Chris was charged with assaulting Rihanna on a night out. While they connected again in 2012, they split in late 2013 and Rihanna was apparently irritated by how close he was to Kendall.
So is Kendall obsessed with stealing Ri’s men? A friend says: ‘Kendall can’t help who she likes. She’s always openly admitted her love life is complicated and it’s nothing to do with Rihanna at all – it’s just unfortunate that it looks like that.’ And friends say that Ri might not have to worry too much, ‘Kendall made sure Leo knew that she was available,’ says our source, ‘but I don’t think Leo’s going to give her a call. He was just being nice.’
And true to form (after his bike ride with Polish model Ela Kawalec) Leo was also seen dancing with Harry Styles’ ex Georgia Fowler at Gotha night club. Poor Kendall.
One person who’ll be encouraging the romance regardless, though, is Kris – friends say she spotted her daughter talking to the Hollywood actor across the room and seemed pretty pleased to see them link up. ‘Kris kept her distance after Kendall eyed her and gestured for her to stay away. For once, she listened. She was thrilled for her daughter and hopes something will come of it,’ says our source. ‘She would be ecstatic if Kendall was seriously dating anyone right now. But if her model daughter were seen with an A-list actor… She’d be beside herself.”’ Apart from the fact, Leo’s a serial modeliser, Kris? Hmm…
Kendall was really flirting with Leo and stayed by his side so his focus was on her
Kendall and Leo at the Cap-eden-roc restaurant in Cannes Rihanna with on-off BF Leo at Coachella
Kendall and Chris Brown hung out earlier this year