Since she's been back in her native Barbados, Rihanna has looked happy - no small feat after enduring an "alleged" assault at the hands of beau Chris Brown.
According to reports, this transformation may have come about because she’s back in the arms of her ex-boyfriend, fellow Barbados native Negus Sealy, 24.
“Rihanna and Negus both realized there was still a strong sexual attraction between them and became inseparable. Whenever Rihanna went to the beach or out partying, Negus was always there," a source tells the UK's News of the World.
The friend adds: "They have been very careful not to be seen too closely together, though, as they’re still trying to keep their relationship secret.”
Negus Sealy, who’s also apparently known as the local “Love God,” and Rihanna definitely make a cute couple, as the older photo of them above makes clear.
But one of Rihanna's relatives, who asked not to be named in the story, confirmed: "The family is delighted about her seeing [Negus Sealy] again."
Last month, her father, Ronald Fenty, said fairly emphatically that Brown is old news. Perhaps he was referring to her rekindled romance with Sealy!
Chris Brown has pleaded not guilty to assaulting her. Some say his defense may hinge upon the haunting, leaked photo of a battered Rihanna.
What do you think of the star's rumored romance? Should Rihanna date the Love God, Negus Sealy, or give Chris Brown another chance?