2012 has been good to Rihanna. After scoring her first No. 1 album with Unapologetic, 12th No. 1 single with “Diamonds,” and purchasing a lavish $12 million mansion in L.A., the pop superstar took some much-needed time off during the holidays.
RiRi returned to her native Barbados for Christmas with the paparazzi in tow. She soaked up the sun in a bikini while vacationing at Cove Spring House, which has played host to Oscar winners and Forbes list financiers. The 10- bedroom villa boasts a private movie theater, library, fully-equipped gym, and fresh water swimming pool.
The paps snapped RiRi lathering up with suntan lotion and chatting with her BFF Melissa while overlooking the ocean on her balcony.
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