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Rihanna 'is dating Karim Benzema'

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Rihanna 'is dating Karim Benzema'

Rihanna is reportedly dating soccer star Karim Benzema.

The 27-year-old beauty - who's previously dated the likes of Chris Brown and rapper Drake - was spotted enjoying a cosy meal with the Real Madrid ace at the Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica, California on Saturday evening (13.06.15), MailOnline reports.

The pair have been spotted together on numerous occasions over the last few weeks, including when they attended the 1OAK club in Los Angeles on Thursday (11.06.15) and when they were recently seen leaving a New York restaurant at 6am, before boarding a flight across the country.

The duo were first linked together in June 2014, around the time of the soccer World Cup in Brazil, where Karim, 27, represented France.

At the time, Rihanna tweeted her support for Karim, saying: "@Benzema I feel your pain right now!"

To which Karim replied: "@rihanna No pain no gain, thanks for the support!"

Karim has been in the US following the end of the soccer season in Europe, and is the latest sports star to have been linked to the 'Rude Boy' hitmaker.

Rihanna is said to have previously dated basketball hero LeBron James, baseball star Matt Kemp and basketball player Rashard Lewis.