Rihanna has a heartwarming reunion with her high school gym teacher
This is the sweetest thing.
While Rihanna is busy as ever building her Fenty empire, she makes sure she always has time to remember her roots and where she came from.
Earlier this week, on Monday (July 1), the singer and entrepreneur was in attendance at the Cricket World Cup in England. During her time there she had an unexpected reunion, one that brought tears to her eyes and warmed the hearts of her fanbase.
The reunion was with her high school gym teacher, Roddy Estwick, who was in the UK fulfilling his duties as assistant coach for the West Indies team. Although his team lost, the emotional encounter helped both to look on the bright side.
“I love this man,” she told Barbados Today about her former teacher. “I came here to see the match and was cheering West Indies to a victory. They played great but we just didn’t make it. But I also wanted to see Mr. Estwick. He made a lasting impact on my life and he really offered great advice to me and many others when we were at school at Combermere. I just wanted to let everyone know what he meant to me in my development and what he did for us back at school in Barbados.”
Rihanna also shared a clip capturing the special moment to her Instagram, adding the caption, “My mentor, my champ, my MVP, my school teacher, my first Jay Brown [co-founder and CEO of Roc Nation]. You made my day!”
Recently, Rihanna shared her latest Fenty collection, as well as called out Donald Trump for his horrific handling of the immigration crisis happening at the United States’ southern border. In addition to utilizing her platform to raise awareness to global issues, such as what’s happening in Sudan, it was also recently announced that a museum is in the works in her hometown of Barbados.
Take a look at Rihanna reuniting with her former P.E. teacher below.