When we left off in Part 2, #Rihanna was starting her pre-work on Ocean’s 8 in the midst of an extremely hectic schedule…and oddly backdated paparazzi photos. —————————————————————
Around the second week of the month she returned home to Barbados to attend Nicolai’s christening. When she returned to the States she made a surprise appearance in California at the ‘Oldchella’ festival to perform with Paul McCartney (October 15). When she returned to New York she was photographed out in candid shots several days in a row (October 18-20). —————————————————————
Then, we began the first of what #RihannaNavy referred to as ‘mystery trips’. In the midst of an extremely hectic schedule, Rihanna disappeared for trips that varied in length without her ‘crew’. One such trip of particular interest was a trip to Paris in late October. After her last NYC sighting on October 20, Rihanna was spotted with only her bodyguard in a swank Parisian hotel, very nicely dressed and heading out for the evening. During that same trip she was reportedly seen in a upscale spa, and also allegedly out to dinner with a male companion. This trip was tough to document because of the lack of many candid photos, but there were a few tweets and short clips confirming that she was in fact in Paris during this time. Was the male companion #HassanJameel 🌚? We only know that sis was positively GLOWING when she was next seen publicly on October 28 arriving back at JFK airport in New York. If this trip did actually include dates with Hassan, it means that he and Rihanna were already seriously working to get to know one another, right from the start. If assumptions are correct, it also means that they saw each other at least twice during the month of October (with him visiting her in NYC, and her visiting with him in Paris). We can only work to piece this together with the information that we have, but we will continue to share what know.
Stay tuned for part 4. 🤗