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Report: Rihanna getting serious with Los Angeles Dodger Matt Kemp

January 4, 2010 |  2:21 pm


After playing the field post-breakup with singer Chris Brown, it looks as if Rihanna might have scored herself a very eligible new beau.

HollywoodLife is reporting that after several sightings stateside, RiRi spent New Year's Eve with Los Angeles Dodger Matt Kemp

“Rihanna and Matt are starting to get serious – he even followed her to Dubai for New Year's," a source told the website. "Rihanna likes him because he’s such a gentleman … and super sexy!”

Kemp, 25, had a career-best season in 2009. Could the new year see him winning in love?

He spoke with Yahoo sports last summer (full clip above), where he listed off the things he looks for in the perfect girl. Does Rihanna stack up? ...

Mattkemp ... Kemp seems to like his ladies strong, gorgeous and well groomed. She just may qualify.

"Independent, pretty and got to have good teeth too," he said of his ideal mate.

Kemp lives in L.A. in the off-season, as does Rihanna. Both travel in young and sexy affluent circles and know a thing or two about public life -- this could be her ideal man, as long as she's not wanting to settle down.

Kemp could be a bit commitment-shy.

"That's the most part, independent," Kemp stressed about his perfect mate, "somebody who can go off and do their own thing and not have to worry about me all the time."

What do you think of Rihanna and Kemp? Tell us in comments!

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Matt Kemp smiles wide during a Los Angeles Dodgers practice in 2008. He can certainly stand under our umbrella. Credit: Kirby Lee / Image of Sport-Us Presswire

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