Lewis Hamilton has shrugged off ongoing speculation that he is dating Rihanna. Hamilton actually approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards ceremony when he was just ten years old and told him, “I want to race for you one day …”
He is notoriously private when it comes to his personal life, but Lewis Hamilton briefly let his guard down at the MTV VMAs 2015 to finally answer the question fans have been dying to know. “We get to hang out every now and again… but otherwise we’ve just been friends”. And despite spending time together in Barbados last month at the Crop Over Festival, the 30-year-old continued: “We’ve been friends for a while”.
Romance rumors first began to swirl about the twosome earlier this month when they were photographed living it up in Barbados for the island’s annual carnival.
“She is not at any point in her life now ready to settle just for anyone, but she is enjoying the time she has with her friends and also focusing on work.”
The pair were said to be “taking it slow” as they both respect the busy schedules that come with their high-profile careers. They added that she wasn’t ready to “put a label on anyone” just yet. “We’ll see where it goes”.
The source explains that Rihanna is still “seriously mad” with Barnes for claiming that they are “past the crush stage” in their relationship, noting that the last thing she needs is Barnes “messing up [her relationship with Hamilton]” with his “bulls***” dating rumors.
While she was seen dating Hamilton in July, the “Diamond” singer was still seeing Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.