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Dudley O'Shaughnessy says he's too busy to date Rihanna.

It appears Matt Kemp does not have that same problem.

The Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder, who dated Rihanna for all of 2010, reunited with the singer for a night out on the town Wednesday in London.

Might there be a romantic reconciliation in the works?

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Matt Kemp and Rihanna in Los Angeles last year.

Spotted leaving Stringfellows Nightclub around 2 a.m., the singer - on a break from her Loud tour - sported plum lipstick and a curly 'do to party with her ex.

It's unclear what the future holds, but they did not part on bad terms.

"She's a good friend of mine," Kemp said after they broke up this winter. "We're good. We've got busy lives and we're concentrating on our careers. Like I said, I wish her all the best of luck and she wishes me all the best of luck."

Unfortunately for Matt, his luck improved after they split. His three-year stats, with 2010 being the season in which he and Rihanna dated, are telling:

2009: .297 BA, 107 R, 26 HR, 34 SB
2010: .249 BA, 82 R, 28 HR, 13 SB
2011: .324 BA, 115 R, 39 HR, 40 SB

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Matt Kemp has struck out with Rihanna.

Sources confirm to Us Weekly that the outfielder and the singer are no longer an item, as the sexy crooner "was basically just over it," an insider says. Adding that the relationship was "never as serious as it looked," the friend concluded:

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"He just can't keep up with her crazy travel schedule."

In early December, rumors of Kemp cheating circulated. There's no evidence that this split is connected to that chatter, but one thing is for certain:

Rihanna leaves this relationship in a much better state than she did when she broke up with Chris Brown.

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Was Matt Kemp just busted creepin' while Rihanna's outta town?

It's unclear, but ... watch the video below. Spotted by celebrity gossip personnel, the L.A. Dodgers star looked a bit uncomfortable, as if he was up to no good with an unknown girl. The way she reaches for him as he tries to ignore her?

A little shady, if nothing else. Check it out for yourself ...

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Are Matt Kemp and Rihanna getting engaged? It's definitely possible, says a source!

Most events in life are. But seriously, if the L.A. Dodgers star has his way, Rihanna will be the "Only Girl" in his life for good, according to Us Weekly.

The outfielder is close to popping the question to the 22-year-old singer, who he's been dating all year. "They are both totally in love," says a source.

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"Seeing them interact, it's definitely possible he could propose soon, but it'd be a long engagement, because they're both so focused on their careers."

What makes the eight-month relationship of Matt Kemp and Rihanna - which often requires spending several days, if not weeks, apart - work so well?

"[Matt] really centers her, as he has a more normal life," a pal close to Rihanna says.

"He allows her space, but they text and talk all the time. And they really have fun like kids when they're together. They like to laugh and be silly."

That does sound nice. But do you think they'd make a good couple for life?

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Matt Kemp can't buy a hit to save his life these days, batting a paltry .182 with 21 strikeouts in his last 14 games and even riding the pine the last two nights.

Fortunately, the L.A. Dodgers outfielder is still a hit with Rihanna.

The singer and the slugger stepped out to West Hollywood's Mastro's steakhouse on Saturday after his team's win against the visiting New York Yankees.

Keeping a tight grip on her man, who returned the favor, the red-headed singer is enjoying downtime with Matt, who she began dating over New Year's.

Unfortunately, she resumes her "Last Girl on Earth" tour in July, but Matt Kemp and Rihanna seem to be making the distance thing work for now at least.

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Rihanna may be a world-famous singer, but on this night, she was just Matt Kemp's girlfriend. Not a bad catch for either party. [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

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Man. Hitting .299 with seven homers, 20 RBIs and one pop star girlfriend, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is having a helluva spring.

The baseball star finally 'fessed up about his newfound romance at the State Farm DDF Bowling Extravaganza at L.A.'s Lucky Strike Lanes, too.

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When asked if he and Rihanna were official, Kemp said, "Yeah! That's my girl!"

He added: "She's just a fun person. I love to be around her."

Aww. Here's a cute photo of Matt Kemp and Rihanna ...

Rihanna and Matt Kemp earlier this year.

Right now, the pair has to contend with long-distance love, as Rihanna is currently on her world tour: "She's definitely not gonna be here for a little while."

"Hopefully when she gets back she'll be at a couple [more] games," Kemp said.

Perhaps that's for the best, as Matt's been called out by the Dodgers' brass for being lazy in the field and underachieving. He doesn't need more distractions.

Just being with RiRi may be enough to have Kemp's mind elsewhere, though. "She's definitely a great person in my life," he said. "I'm so happy I'm with her."

Sniff. Definitely a step up from Chris Brown ... or 20.

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Now that Rihanna finally confirmed she is dating Matt Kemp, she's no longer being coy about it. Rather, she's being a supportive girlfriend in public.

In their case, being a supportive significant other means attending concerts (her) or Los Angeles Dodgers baseball games (him). Pretty cool couple!

Earlier this week, Ri-Ri was front and center to cheer on her man at the hometown team's home opener and watch Matt Kemp collect some awards.

Matt received both Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards for his offensive and defensive prowess last season. As for his prowess in the ... forget it.

Rihanna cheered Matt Kemp and the Dodgers to a 9-5 win!

The couple was first linked together over the offseason during a romantic trip to Mexico. While they denied they were really dating, it was fairly clear.

Now it's official, out of the bag and pretty darn cute.

A proud and enthusiastic Dodger backer, Rihanna looked on, clad in a hoodie and shades. Not exactly incognito ... but by her standards, very much so.

Lest you think the singer might be a distraction?

Matt Kemp is hitting a robust .351 so far this season with three home runs, 11 RBIs, 11 runs scored and two stolen bases. Eat it, Jessica Simpson!

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They were all but officially together, from everything we read and shared with you, but Rihanna still played coy about her relationship with baseball star Matt Kemp.

Until now.

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"He's my boyfriend," Rihanna said of the L.A. Dodgers outfielder in a confession to Ryan Seacrest this morning, just hours after her performance on American Idol.

"It's new and it's fun," she added. "It's nothing too serious. I don't want anything that's going to take up so much of my energy and time right now in a bad way."

She'll be alright. At least this guy slugs home runs out of Dodger Stadium, rather than women. Try not to get too pi$$ed and start breaking stuff, Chris Brown.

"I just want to have fun, and that's what it's about," she said.

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They were first seen lip-lockin' in Cabo in early January, although a few days later his agent was in denial mode. He then went MIA from the Grammy Awards.

But the pair became less secretive around the time of Rihanna's birthday in mid-February and when the MLB All-Star introduced her to his parents.

For her to drop the "boyfriend" bomb, things must be going great. Matt Kemp is also 3-10 with 3 RBIs through two games this year, so no side-effects there yet.

They make a pretty hot couple, don't you think?

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Matt Kemp is projected as the sixth-best player in fantasy baseball headed into the 2010 MLB season. If hitting home runs with celebrities was a statistic, though?

He'd still be behind Alex Rodriguez. But that #2 spot would be within reach after the awesome 22nd birthday party he threw for Rihanna in Phoenix this weekend!

Rihanna was "shocked" by the baseball star's grand gestures, apparently expecting a small get-together with a few friends, but getting a whole lot more than that.

Kemp had been planning the event for a month to make sure Rihanna's birthday was special, according to an insider, and boy did he come through in the clutch.

Flowers, cupcakes, tiki torches in the pool, engraved bottles of Ace of Spades and Johnny Walker Blue, and a personal Jamaican chef? A kick-ass time was had.

Sounds like Matt Kemp's birthday bash for Rihanna was a smash hit.

Around 40 people showed up, including friends of both the singer and Matt Kemp, who topped off the night with a cake decorated with Rihanna's many tattoos.

"It was so sweet and she was really surprised," the source said. "She looked just beautiful." Especially in the custom diamond necklace her beau bought for her!

This guy's really going the extra mile. While she has been coy about dating Matt Kemp so far, they're leaving little doubt about a major love connection going on.

Only 25 years old and in his prime, Matt Kemp would be a keeper in any fantasy league. Looks like Rihanna might rate him that way in the game of love, as well.

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Rihanna and rumored new love Matt Kemp have certainly not acted like they're "just friends, "but she says she's single and will be at the Grammys solo tonight.

So what the heck is going on with this hot, alleged couple here?

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A source close to Rihanna and Matt Kemp say the baseball star isn't exactly thrilled about the amount of media attention he has gotten since they began dating.

Dating a global music star, did he expect to be under the radar?

Matt is upset given "the negative publicity he's received over the last couple weeks." Does that imply he's the one sitting out the Grammy Awards by choice?

Rihanna and Matt Kemp sure act like a couple.

It's all good, though, the source says. Rihanna is cool with flying stag, but at the same time, "they are very much together and unfazed by recent events."

The negative attention and "recent events" would be rumors of Kemp's past with an ex-girlfriend and media outlets even comparing him to Chris Brown.

Kemp probably would have been happy to accompany Rihanna to the Grammy Awards if "this other nonsense" had not happened, an insider dished.

But, because things did, "He wouldn't want to take anything away from her having a perfect evening." Sounds like a pretty gentlemanly move to us.

Even better? Rihanna and Matt Kemp are set rendezvous next weekend in Miami for the Super Bowl. So all is well in hot, denied relationship land.

Rihanna Biography

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Birthplace
Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.

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