Meghan Markle and Rihanna Have Reportedly Bonded and Become Good Friends

Meghan Markle and Rihanna are reportedly friends. The pair, who were apparently introduced by Prince Harry, have bonded over their mutual love of privacy.

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Who do you befriend when you're an uber-famous royal? Who could possible get you? How about, idk, a world-famous pop star who dabbles in acting and moonlights as the best thing about the Met Gala (opens in new tab) every year?

Yeah, that could work.

Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) apparently agrees because she's struck up quite the friendship with Rihanna (opens in new tab), according to an "insider" who dished about the BFF-ship to Radar Online (opens in new tab). Per said anonymous source: 

"They actually have a lot in common in terms of style and a shared need for total privacy in their lives. They’ve bumped into each other a few times before Meghan was super famous and have a few mutual acquaintances on the Hollywood social scene who’ve put them in touch again recently."

Of course, Meghan and Rihanna have another, non-Hollywood connection in the form of Prince Harry (opens in new tab), who met (and hit it off with) Rihanna during his royal tour of Barbados (opens in new tab) in 2016.

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Apparently, hanging with Rihanna is high on Meghan's to-do list (opens in new tab). Maybe Harry (opens in new tab) (and Archie) can come too.

"Meghan is with her baby right now but once she’s back from maternity leave hanging out with Rihanna is high on her list," Radar's source said.

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Kayleigh Roberts
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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.