‘I Don’t Care!’
She’s the queen of controversy, but this week Ri’s broken the girl code too…
Is it just us, or have Rihanna and Cheryl been singing each other’s praises forever? Publicly gushing about being one another’s girl crush, they’re basically #long distance friendship goals. So when we found out that Ri was set to be Jeanbernard Fernandez-versini’s ‘guest of honour’ at his new restaurant opening in Cannes this week, we were left scratching our heads.
The restaurant (called Versini) will launch at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and while we can see why Ri might want to pop by for a nosey (FYI, it does look incredible) isn’t this a little bit shady towards Chez? After all, recent divorcees Cheryl and JB aren’t exactly civil – not long ago, JB admitted to hearing about Cheryl’s pregnancy ‘on the news’.
But according to a close pal speaking exclusively to Look, Rihanna doesn’t see anything inappropriate about hanging out with JB. ‘She actually met him through Cheryl and thinks he’s pretty cool,’ says our source. ‘So she basically jumped at the chance. And Rihanna’s in town, so why wouldn’t she pop in and help a mate out?
‘Plus JB is good at introducing people, so it’s a networking opportunity. It’s weird given his situation with Cheryl, but Ri didn’t think twice – she’s not tiptoeing around anyone.’
We bet JB – whose divorce from Chez, 33, last year reportedly left him a little unpopular in the showbiz world – is buzzing over Rihanna showing interest. It’s definitely a step up from his last guest of honour at his Cosy Box pop-up last year: Eastenders’ Sid Owen.
While JB, 36, is said to be pretty chuffed with this year’s guestlist, we can’t help but wonder what’s got into Ri. ‘The truth is, Rihanna doesn’t mind creating controversy when she’s in limbo like this,’ reveals our source.
‘She’s also bored. While she’s got a ton of guys chasing her, none of them really fits the bill and her days of playing the field just for the sake of it are long gone. She’s lost her filter lately and isn’t going to apologise for anything.’ We’d expect nothing less from Ri.
Rihanna suffers from a serious case of Resting Bitch Face
JB must be stoked to have Ri as a guest at his new restaurant
Ri accepts her International Female award from Cheryl at the 2011 BRIT Awards