Wednesday, August 13, 2008

'Just friends' Rihanna and Chris Brown show their love as they cuddle up in the Caribbean

They're the hottest new couple in R&B and have been dubbed the 'new Beyonce and Jay-Z'.

Despite insisting they are 'just friends', Rihanna and Chris Brown are unconvincing in their attempt to convince the world their relationship is strictly platonic.

As the couple holiday together in Rihanna's native Barbados, their public shows of affection do little to detract from the assumption they are more than friends.

Taking time out of their busy music careers, the young lovers donned lifejackets and swimwear to enjoy the Caribbean sea on jet-skis.

In a bid to cool down from the blistering temperatures, the pair spent most of the time in the sea floating on an inflatable cushion.

After Rihanna enjoyed a jet-skiing session, boyfriend Chris happily helped her out of the water, taking the opportunity to catch a glimpse of her shapely behind.
When action girl Rihanna wasn't enjoying water sports, she kept active by walking up and down the beach, showing off her impressive figure to an eager audience.

Dressed in a zebra print bikini top and yellow bottoms, Rihanna looked sleek and toned as she flashed her flat stomach.

The sexy pop star, 20, was first linked to 19-year-old Chris last year when he re-worked her megahit track Umbrella as Cinderella Under The Umbrella.

They recently collaborated on Rihanna's latest single Disturbia, which is currently sitting at number nine in the charts.

He originally wrote the song for himself, but decided it would sound better with a female voice so naturally, his girlfriend was the first person he offered it to.

Chris will soon join Rihanna in the charts when he releases his new single Kiss Kiss in a few weeks.

The romance rumours stepped up a gear when Rihanna took Chris to meet her family in Barbados in February, where the singer/actor was spotted seated beside Rihanna's father Ronald Fenty at her concert.

At the time, Fenty said: 'He's a very nice guy. They were very happy and relaxed and having fun.'
They were also photographed kissing in a hotel pool in Jamaica just days later.

Last September, Brown admitted he had a crush on the pretty singer, but insisted they were just friends.

He said: 'I might have flirted a little bit with her. But we're just friends. We're great friends. We haven't taken it to that next level yet...'

When asked about their relationship in May, Rihanna said: 'We are great actually. We have been friends for three years now.'
When reminded of the photographs of her kissing Chris, a coy Rihanna replied: 'We are very good friends...

'People always want to know what it is and what it isn't. People think they know. They try to guess. Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.'