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December 29, 2010

Matt Kemp and Rihanna...Splitsville

I was certain that pop star Rihanna's relationship with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was going to be this generation's (or at least BlackSportsOnline's) version of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe.

Okay...not really.

The story of their recent break up was, um, broken (I guess) by US Weekly, but here's some random information from, of all places, The Huffington Post:

The singer and Los Angeles Dodgers star had dated for nearly a year; they first got together in Mexico in January. Unfortunately, their hectic lives made it impossible to stay together.

"He just can't keep up with her crazy travel schedule," one source the magazine.

"Matt's sick of always following after her like a puppy dog all over the world. He wants something more normal," the source adds.

Apparently, the break is relatively recent; "It happened over the last few weeks," the source said. "She basically was just over it."

This is the point in the story where I'm supposed to make some lame Chris Brown reference, but I won't.  Instead, I'll point out that the afore mentioned DiMaggio and Monroe marriage only lasted 274 days, so, you know...maybe the comparison is/was kinda apt.


Perhaps distracted by his romance with the 22-year-old superstar, this past season was Kemp's worst since becoming a full-timer for Los Angeles three years ago.  Hopefully for Dodgers fans, the 2009 Silver Slugger can raise his .249 batting average and lackluster production to something a tad more respectable in this, the last year of his contract.

And now...the obligatory link to Rihanna's "Umbrella" video.

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