The media couldn’t help but wonder why Chris Martin and Rihanna were dining together in Los Angeles earlier this month. Speculation of a romance was quickly squashed, since they are known to be friends and have worked together in the past and now it appears they may have united to help out another friend.
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According to “Grazia” magazine, the two superstars got together to discuss their concerns about mutual buddy Jay-Z. "Rihanna and Chris met up for dinner because they are worried about Jay,” claims a source. “Apparently he hasn't been in touch lately, ever since his marriage problems surfaced.”
Rumors of Beyoncé/Jay-Z marital problems began last month after Bey’s sister Solange attacked Jay in an elevator following an after-party for the Met Gala. Since then rumors of affairs have surfaced, although Bey and Jay continue to put up a united front, and just spent Father’s Day weekend together with daughter Blue Ivy. Apparently Martin and RiRi both want to make sure Jay knows he’s got friends he can count on. "Jay is such a big part of both of their lives, and they want him to know that they are there for him,” said the insider. “Especially given what Chris has been going through (since his split from Gwyneth Paltrow). He seems keen to offer any help her can.”