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10 October 2012, 11:53 | Updated: 10 October 2012, 12:16
The 'You Da One' star was seen dining out in Santa Monica covered up in a flowing black gown.
Rihanna was back in California this week fresh from reports that she and ex-boyfriend Chris Brown are close to reconciling.
The 'We Found Love' star covered up in a floor-length black gown for her night out in Santa Monica near Los Angeles, and was pictured taking a phone call while heading out for dinner with friends.
Rihanna paired her black gown, which was bunched at the waist, while a pair of black plimsoll style shoes, gold studded earrings and her now trademark dark pixie cropped hair.
Last week Chris Brown made headlines when he posted a video online questioning whether you can love two people at once, just one day after announcing his split from girlfriend Karrueche Tran after being pictured on several nights out in New York City with Rihanna.
Check out a picture of Rihanna out in Los Angeles this week below (Credit: Xposure):
Rihanna is also celebrating this week after picking up four nominations for this year's American Music Awards, including Best Female Artist and Artist Of The Year, and tweeted her brother last night to say: "How rad is this? To God be the glory."
Last week also saw more good news for Rihanna after it was announced that she had overtaken Eminem to become the most liked person on Facebook, with close to 62 million likes on the site, as well as being named the number one artist of the past twenty years on the US Billboard Pop Chart.
Rihanna released her latest single 'Diamonds' at the end of September and is expected to return with her seventh album later this year.