Rihanna turned agony aunt on Wednesday (21Jun17) to help a fan coping with the end of a relationship. The Stay hitmaker was contacted by Twitter user Samer, aka @WaladShami, who asked her for advice about recovering from a broken heart. He told the 29-year-old all about his recent break-up and received a thoughtful response, which was then shared for other users to read. “Just believe that the heartbreak was a gift in itself! Cry if you have to, but it won’t be forever!” the Grammy Award-winner wrote. “You will find love again, and it will be even more beautiful! In the meantime enjoy all that YOU are!!!!” Samer later told Buzzfeed that Rihanna had provided him with guidance in the past. He revealed, “It was my first relationship ever and they ended it with me in January, but it’s been really hard for a multitude of reasons.
I reached out to Rihanna because she’s given me advice many times…” Rihanna has been a source of support for other fans online as well. In April, 2016, the singer helped a Twitter user who sought her advice as he contemplated ‘coming out’ as gay. “Baby, it’s okay to be scared, but it’s more important to be who you are,” Rihanna responded in a now publicised tweet. “You are who you are, and as hard as it may seem, the best s**t ever is freedom and peace within yourself! Your family may not understand, but luckily you live in a generation that does!!” Rihanna has had her own fair share of personal heartache after breaking up with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown after he beat her in a now-infamous 2009 altercation and she has also romanced Drake on and off for many years.