Matt Kemp hits the ball, and Rihanna jumps out of her seat. He crashes into the center-field fence to catch a ball, and Rihanna twirls her first in celebration.
He shows up in the May issue of GQ, and now she’s just mentioned as …
“That’s a good friend of mine,” Kemp says about her in the story (linked here). “We hang out and have fun.”
Yeah, sound serious.
The rest of the story:
After nearly a half decade out west, Kemp might know his couture (“I’m addicted to these Lanvin shoes”), but the accessory he covets most is a World Series ring. The Dodgers have been bounced from the playoffs the past two years by the Philadelphia Phillies, and Kemp could barely stomach watching the rest of the postseason. “It’s hard,” he says. At least he has his freedom (mostly). Athletes rank a distant second to entertainers on the L.A. attention scale. “I can walk around the city,” he says. “I don’t need a bunch of people or a security guard. Singers and actresses are going to get way more recognized than an athlete–unless you’re Kobe Bryant.”