Rihanna and Hassan Jameel are still together, just as Gossip Cop rightly reported more than a month ago. In early June, a number of outlets falsely claimed the couple split. Now there's new evidence further proving those allegations were wrong.
On June 1, MediaTakeOut announced Rihanna was a "single lady again" after she and Jameel "decided to separate." An alleged source, said to be one of "Rih's gals," was quoted as saying, "Rihanna and him weere [sic] together for a while it was a good relationship, but now it's over." It was further claimed, "Rihanna just got tired of him. She gets tired of men sometimes."
The website, which has falsely impregnated Rihanna countless times, had no proof to back up its breakup allegations. But that didn't stop HollywoodLife from regurgitating the claims. Notably, neither blog had any evidence of when this purported split supposedly occurred. That was the case with the many other publications that also misguidedly spread the assertions as fact, such as the Daily Mail, Glamour and Vibe.
In contrast, Gossip Cop fact-checked the claims. And while we didn't get an official comment from her camp, a mutual acquaintance confirmed that Rihanna and Jameel had not split, and that such contentions were "untrue." We were even able to use our inside access to uncover how the singer was reacting to this fake news as it spread.
Our rock-solid confidante explained that Rihanna was "ignoring" the bogus split reports, and felt no need to go out of her way to debunk them. As was already known at that time, Rihanna has always opted to keep her romance with Jameel private. That said, we were assured in time it would be clear they were still together.
And that's exactly what's happened. Just over a month after the echo chamber of wrong split rumors, Rihanna and Jameel were photographed last week on vacation in Mexico. Unsurprisingly, MediaTakeOut has yet to acknowledge that they're clearly still a couple, while HollywoodLife now has a story headlined, "Rihanna & Hassan Jameel Photographed On Vacation After Split Rumors." The website writes, "Despite rumors of a split, Rihanna is still very much together with boyfriend of one year Hassan Jameel."
Of course, that's what Gossip Cop correctly told readers weeks ago. None of this is to say Rihanna and Jameel will stay together forever. In fact, some have observed that they appear to be having a heated discussion in the new paparazzi snapshots. But regardless of what happens with them in the future, it's now abundantly apparent how bogus the original breakup report was more than a month ago. This further underscores the importance of fact-checking and how rumors snowball when outlets don't.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.