Pop singer Rihanna and her bodyguard were spotted holding hands for the second straight night yesterday as they left da Silvano restaurant in NYC. The twosome are reminiscent of Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in the hit movie The Bodyguard (1992).

The couple's startling public intimacy has sparked rumors that they might be undercover lovers. Word is that Jay Z hired the lanky hunk to protect RiRi in the aftermath of her beat down at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

Rihanna, a native of Barbados, has been romantically linked with other Caucasian men in the past such as Shia LaBeouf and Josh Hartnett.

By contrast, Beyonce and her handsome bodyguard, Julius, have never been spotted holding hands -- at least not in public.

Calls to Rihanna's pitbull publicist were not returned.

MORE pics after the break!

Rihanna has that eyes glazed over look of a woman in love.

Photos: Splash News Online

  • KaraZ

    Were you the one lacing the calls to the publicist? if so, explains the unanswered phone calls.

    he looks like he's holding a tipy woman's hand so she doesn't bust he azz in those unnaturally high heels celebrities like to torture themselves with. i see bunion surgery in rihanna's future

  • Anna

    Sandra how is he her boy toy? A boy toy is when the female is a "cougar". Her make up looks nice and I love the shoes.
    I don't like the outfit.

  • iscream

    I guess you've never held hands in a romantic way... this to me does not look that way.

    & lmao @ Beyonce not holding Julez hand in public. I'm surprised she even has a man as a bodyguard. It seems as if she is forbidden to be around men other than Jay and Matthew. All these all women videos is old, tired and boring.


    Jay is allowed to parade all over the globe with a half naked Rhianna. GTFOH. Makes me believe the rumors that Jay is extremely dominating over her. And that is a turn off.

  • masonmom

    i dont believe u, u need more peoples!

  • Daisy

    Rihanna looks FAB as usual! Love the bracelet and jumper.

    I keep telling yall Jay wouldn't hire anybody who would be knocking down his side piece :rofl:

    Ice I never heard rumors that Jay was controlling, interesting. My industry source has always said that in private Jay and B can't keep their hands off each other :shrug:

    Sandra for them to be "exes" they sure have had alot of close encounters while they are BOTH in NY :coffee:

  • browni007

    LMAO @ Daisy
    costamp that's not holding hand romatically!

  • iscream

    @ Daisy,

    I'm not saying it as truth. But I have heard rumors of it. Maybe its just rumors.

  • Daisy

    Sorry Sandra I forgot we have a 2 icon limit dont :ban: me thanks

    @Ice I got what you were saying. I can't believe Sandra didnt post the pics of Jay getting out the car and B had on her yellow hat and shoes.

  • iscream

    I saw those pics... & just a little FYI I hope it is all rumors. I don't like controlling men.

    So what else does your source tell you about Jay & Bey? :waiting: more so Jay...

  • http://myspace.com/katgirl33 katgirl33

    LMAO! Okay Auntie, if you say so....


  • Anna

    The name Ike is not "Uplifting". Hurricane Ike, Ike Turner now some say Rev Ike.

  • luvly1957

    ****YAWN**** Rihanna really is getting so boring can we PLEASE get an album, a song or something my goodness she is getting to b like BeYawnce over exposed. All we c r pics of her leaving a club, eating or just walking is some hot clothes, is she a singer,model or just ?

  • Anna

    Anna Says:

    The name Ike is not “Uplifting”. Hurricane Ike, Ike Turner now some say Rev Ike.
    Yall know what post this coment was meant for.

  • The Divine Ms. K

    "In love" and "tipsy" must have the same eye glaze. :lol:

    And Shia has gone on record saying Rihanna didn't want him, so if dating/flirting with/hooking up with one white boy (Josh Hartnett) gives you a history, I don't know what to say.

    Like someone else said - she needs to sing or something. But, I've heard the new song she has with Jay Z and Kanye - not a fan of it.

  • miamore73

    Has anyone mentioned that he looks like Simon.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    You know what I want to write, but I will refrain at this time. LOL