Paulo Dybala shows Rihanna some birthday love, almost cheeses his whole face off

Paulo Dybala’s one of world soccer’s biggest rising stars, Juventus and Argentina’s golden child, but it looks like he gets star struck too.

The 23-year-old striker posted a picture with musical goddess Rihanna for her 29th birthday, and he couldn’t look much happier to be there.

Lovely memories: shine bright like a 💎! Happy birthday Riri! 👸🏾🎉🎉 @badgalriri #rihanna #birthday

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Rihanna’s snugged up nice and tight with Dybala as he holds up his own signed shirt, and the kid looks like he’s in his own personal heaven. Just look at his face. He’s floating on a cloud.

Dybala’s a star in his own right, and he’s a couple performances on the big stage away from being on household-name status. Right now though, he’s basking in the glow of Rihanna’s supernova, and he looks more than happy to just be there in her presence. Rihanna’s brother, Rorrey is known to be a Juventus supporter, but there’s no real word on Ri-Ri’s allegiances. Either way, it doesn’t seem like Dybala cares much.