Robert Sheehan, age 24 >>
This bright-eyed Irish hunk shares RiRi’s age as well as her love for music — growing up, he played the banjo, bodhran and spoons at school. Sheehan shelved his melodic inclinations, however, for an acting career. He is best known nowadays for TV roles on shows like Misfits and The Tudors and for parts in movies like Season of the Witch alongside Nicolas Cage. Sounds pretty well-rounded, eh Rihanna?
<< Robert Gillespie Adamson IV, age 27
Fans know rising TV actor Robert Adamson as troublemaker Phil Sanders on TeenNick’s Hollywood Heights series, but the thespian has also shown off his skills with guest appearances on TV hits like Cold Case and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. On Aug. 24, news broke of his casting as Noah Newman on The Young and the Restless — which could help him relate better to Rihanna, since her life is pretty much like a soap opera anyway.
Robert Coppola Schwartzman, age 29 >>
RiRi’s role in this year’s blockbuster movie Battleship cemented her status as a breakthrough crossover actress, but the Barbadian beauty still has a long way to go before she starts getting offered bigger gigs onscreen. Unless… she capitalizes on the famous family connection of Robert Schwartzman, who shares genes with Hollywood heavy hitters like Francis Ford Coppola, Nicolas Cage, and Sofia Coppola. Plus, this Rob fronts his own band, Rooney… which, btw, would be a super-cute name for their kid if they ever had one.
<< Robert Ri’chard, age 29
Those eyes, those lips, that a**! How could Rihanna not want a little alone time with One on One actor Robert Ri’chard? Plus, his acting skills have him running in the same social circles as RiRi: he starred alongside R&B singer Usher in the movie Light It Up and was slated to star in a TV series with pop diva Christina Milian in 2007 (it was cancelled due to a writer’s strike at the time — boo!). Ri’chard is currently turning heads on TV’s Vampire Diaries, and we suggest Rihanna tune in for a taste of the Creole cutie.
Robert Hoffman, age 31 >>
When Robert Hoffman hit the dance floor for the flick Step Up 2: The Streets, let’s just say we noticed (and by noticed, we totally mean we developed a borderline obsession with the crunkin’ Casanova). This Alabama boy would have no problem keeping pace with Rihanna in the club! Another perk to pursuing this Rob? He won the 2008 MTV Movie Award for “Best Kiss” with co-star Briana Evigan, so he can clearly generate some serious chemistry.
<< Rob Dyrdek, age 38
Before you stone us for throwing this Rob’s name into the ring, hear us out. Rihanna’s love life as of late has been nothing but a dead weight around our girl’s neck — she needs a little levity before she drowns in the doldrums of bad boyfriend-dom. Who better to bring a smile back to RiRi’s face than notoriously funny Rob Dyrdek? Not only is this skateboarder/actor/producer totally frickin’ hilarious, but he also has some music biz cred: he once launched a hip-hop label, and he built a music studio in his Fantasy Factory (you know, near the foam pit).
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