Rihanna Wasn't At The Met Gala Because...

Fans of Rihanna know the stunning singer is never one to rock a subtle look, so it's a major bummer she couldn't attend the hottest fashion event of the year. But Since Rihanna's 2016 Met Gala look didn't happen, where the hell was she? The answer could involve some romance!

I'll be the first to admit that I there's basically NO way Rihanna could top what she wore last year, so maybe it's not such a bad thing she couldn't attend? At the 2015 Met Gala, Riri showed up in a completely show-stopping gold cape gown designed by Chinese couture designer Guo Pei. She accessorized the intensely dramatic and chic look with an elaborate yellow headpiece and dazzling chokers. To say the least, it was a Met gala outfit that will never, ever be forgotten!

Rihanna is currently on her ANTI tour (which is probably the actual reason the singer couldn't make it to the gala), but I prefer the story shared on Elle. According the mag, Rihanna was spotted at Coachella cozying up to none other than Oscar-winning Leo DiCaprio, and the two continued their flirt fest in Vegas on Sunday night. While none of this is necessarily true, I really hope they legit get together. #RiRiCaprio anyone?

But to soften our sadness, RiRi posted this hilarious pic on her IG:

Say hello to ALL of Riri's previous jaw-dropping looks, Met Gala ones included!

Here's the sexy star last officially spotted at Coachella with Leo:

Where will the someday-lovebirds be next? Not at any of the Met Gala after parties? I wouldn't be so sure of that...