Rihanna & Leo DiCaprio Might Actually Be Dating

by Loretta Donelan

Some sentences just sound right, and "Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna are dating" is one of them. As Us Weekly reports, the Oscar-winning actor and the pop star were spotted together at Coachella's Neon Carnival, an exclusive after party at the music festival on Apr. 16. And while both celebs were wearing sunglasses, they weren't exactly hard to spot, especially considering that Rihanna's pair appears to be made of glitter. I don't know about you, but to me, the duo look pretty close and kind of couple-y for two people who have more than once totally denied the existence of a romantic relationship. So what's their deal?

Well, it's complicated. Back in 2015, Rihanna had been forced to deny reports that she was dating DiCaprio after many outlets had reported them being linked. Yet while her answer seemed definitive, January 2016 saw them being spotted together at a Paris club. And when another appearance at a NY club together caused the dating rumors to resurface, both Rihanna and DiCaprio took time to clarify that they were single. However, rumors have continued to persist, with Rihanna reportedly taking time out of her busy schedule to congratulate DiCaprio on his Oscar win, and now they've been seen together at Coachella.

If they are actually dating, the pairing makes a lot of sense. Both stars have been known for having high-profile, but not typically long-lasting relationships, and they're both A-list stars familiar with the top tier of Hollywood. They also both seem to be independent and free spirited — which might also be their downfall. While they do seem like a perfect match in some regards, it also seems pretty likely that they would never actually date. Both Rihanna and DiCaprio seem devoted to the single life, and neither have careers that look like they are about to wind down any time soon.

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The Coachella pic above doesn't exactly prove that they are dating — they could just be hanging out as friends. Personally, I would be surprised if Rihanna and DiCaprio ever become an official item, but hey, you never know.