Celebs who are Dating Middle Easterners
Cupid’s arrows are unpredictable; they land anywhere and on anyone. Let’s zoom in on celebrities who are love-struck with their Middle Eastern partners.
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
The pair met on the set of the Slumber Party music video, and it all started with sushi! Britney and Sam are both sushi-lovers and they suggested going out for a bite together, but Brit only managed to find his number and give him a ring… five months later! Sam Ashari is an Iranian fitness model and aspiring actor, and by her social media posts it's plain to see Britney cannot get enough of him.
Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima
Kourtney always seems to be having a wonderful time around her 25-year-old model beau, Younes Bendjima. Her Algerian flame speaks English, Arabic, and French. The Sun reported that the twosome met at Paris Fashion Week in October, and were out with Khloe when Kim’s apartment was ransacked. There is a rumour doing the rounds that Kourtney is so head over heels in love that she’s considering walking down the aisle.
Rihanna and Hassan Jameel
We all saw the photos of Rihanna smooching a mystery man in the pool, and that man was revealed to be Hassan Jameel. The 28-year-old Saudi businessman runs his family company. Since dating Hassan, RiRi has been seen flaunting a “curvier than usual” figure. A HollywoodLife source said: "Hassan treats her with so much love and respect. He's making her drop her guard, which she hasn't done with a guy in a very long time."
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik
Oh, to be young and in love! Gigi told Glamour: "We cook a lot together and do art together and we're each other's best friends. We both feel we can talk about anything and learn a lot from one another." They also work together too; the couple just landed their first duo cover for US Vogue. Gigi is half Palestinian.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
These two are no longer dating, but they are proof that “happy ever after” in Hollywood exists. "I mean, I knew when I met her that she was so extraordinary and special. And then I wondered if I'd ever get a chance to date her." That’s what smitten George Clooney told Access Hollywood about Lebanese-British wife, Amal Alamuddin. Originally from Beirut, Alamuddin's family fled from war-torn capital and moved to London when she was two. The couple tied the knot in 2014 and now have twins together.