Rihanna once ran after “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul in a parking garage, and we don’t blame her
It’s been more than 10 years since Breaking Bad premiered on our TV screens. Over its five-season run, the acclaimed AMC drama racked up numerous awards for acting, writing, and more. And somewhere in there, Rihanna herself started watching and became a huge fan, according to series star Aaron Paul, who played the unforgettable (and foul-mouthed) Jesse Pinkman.
Just the other night, Paul made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and told the story of his multiple run-ins with the “We Found Love” singer. And it all starts with…rapper Drake, apparently.
As Paul tells it, he seemingly spends a lot of time in parking garages getting rushed by his celebrity fans. He first randomly encountered Drake in Paris, and their meeting went something like this:
"I got out of my car — as one would — and he was with a bunch of people getting ready to get into a van," Paul said, as quoted by IndieWire. "I'm like, 'Oh my God, there's Drake!' And then he just looks at me and runs over and just gives me the biggest hug and told me that he loved me. It was a great moment between us."
Drake told Paul he had persuaded Rihanna to start watching the show, too.
And here’s where the story gets even better.
Having Drake tell you he’s a fan would probably be enough to make anyone feel psyched. But then Aaron Paul met Rihanna — in another parking situation.
"And then Rihanna was driving by me — different parking garage — I was just at some event and an SVU was driving by me and it stops, and the back door opens and it's Rihanna and she jumps out. I'm like, 'Oh my God, there's Rihanna,' and she starts literally running towards me. I'm like, 'She can't be running towards me, you know?' And then she threw her arms around me and said, 'I had to meet you, I needed proof of this.'"
We bet Paul was all like this after his chance encounter with Rihanna:
Some time later, Rihanna and Paul saw each other again at a Super Bowl Party — where RiRi allegedly serenaded him.
Check out Aaron’s retelling of the stories here:
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