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Rihanna has been the subject of many dating rumors, but the “Where Have You Been” singer, 24, admits she’s afraid of love.
In the new August issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Rihanna explains that she has become very guarded when it comes to dating.
"[I'm] rebellious through my music, through my fashion, tattoos, and my hair. I have been conservative in my love life. ... It's pretty much nonexistent," Rihanna told the magazine, according to MTV News. “If I come across someone who I find really cool, I'll hang out. But the minute I find that we're getting too close I just — I don't let people in."
Rihanna, who has dated Chris Brown and Matt Kemp in the past, says she fears falling in love again because she’s not ready to go through another heartbreak. In the magazine, she doesn’t mention names, but she says one breakup was very painful for her.
"When I was in love, I fell so hard. I was really, really, really in love. The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye, my whole life changed," she said. "Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I'd feel that pain in my life. I'm afraid of feeling that again."
Though it’s not from a breakup, Rihanna is trying to heal a broken heart. She just lost her beloved grandmother, who died after a long battle with cancer. The singer returned home to Barbados to be with her family.