Things are heating up quickly between Rihanna and her new Real Madrid soccer beau Karim Benzema, but friends are worried that the 27-year-old athlete has a dark past and may be just as bad for her as ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
Back in 2010, the French-born footballer was indicted for having sex with an underage prostitute, and in 2014, he stood trial. “Karim didn’t deny sleeping with the woman,” a source tells Star, “he easily could have gotten three years in prison, but he lucked out.” The charges were dropped after the girl refused to cooperate with prosecutors.
And while Rihanna says she trusts her new man, her friends say otherwise. To make matters worse, he was spotted on June 10 with one of Rihanna’s rivals Karrueche Tran—another one of Chris Brown’s exes, just two days after he and the pop star were out together in NYC.
As if that wasn’t shady enough, Karim has a baby mama that he’s still close with, and a source says, “no one would be shocked if they still hook up. Rihanna should keep her eyes open.”
Karim has a dark past, and a source warns that it “makes Chris Brown look like a Boy Scout.” Rihanna, the source adds, “is just hopeless with getting her love life in order.”