Rihanna has had some ups and downs of late.  While her music career has seemed to continue to ascend, unabated, and her fame has continued to spread like wildfire, including her first starring role in the big-budget summer film, “Battleship”, her personal life has seen its share of ugliness.  From a much-publicized domestic violence incident with fellow singer Chris Brown, to rumors of multiple rebound relationships, to problems with her managers and creative team, the “behind-the-scenes” action in Rihanna’s life, has been rather tumultuous.  Back in 2009, before things started to get funky, she purchased a $6.9 million home in Beverly Hills.  The stunning house boasted lots of glass, high ceilings, wood floors, and had a chic, modern feel that seemed like a perfect match for the then 21-year old singing sensation.  Then the problems began.  First came the relationship ugliness, which, in a nod to terrifically crappy police work by the LAPD, was leaked to the press.  Then her house started to fall apart.  Literally.

Rihanna’s Home in Beverly Hills, post severe water damage.