Famous FacesPosted by PURE in News | March 29, 2012
Barbados has always been a hideaway for the rich and famous from all over the world. The home away from home for many celebrities continues to welcome top celebrities such as Simon Cowell, Myleene Klass and Mark Wahlberg to our shores.
International singing sensation and Barbadian-born celebrity Rihanna is a regular visitor to her homeland. Despite her busy schedule she can often be seen relaxing with friends and family on the island’s platinum coast. An ambassador for the island, Rihanna is always touting the beauty of Barbados. In one of her most recent videos “Cheers” she features several scenes from the island’s day and night life, including last year’s annual Crop Over festival.
In February this year, the Earl and Countess of Wessex – Prince Edward and Princess Sophie graced the island with their visit. The couple’s visit was a part of the celebration of the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee.
The royals attended several functions while on the island. Most noteworthy is their address in the House of Parliament and a grand banquet hosted by the Acting Governor General of Barbados, the Hon. Elliott Belgrave; at his official residence.
The beautiful and multitalented Queen Latifah was also spotted at the popular West Coast Restaurant Cin Cin. While,‘Why Did I get Married 1 and 2 Star?”’ Lamman Rucker was recently in town chasing his Barbadian roots. In an interview with the local press he indicates that while his family history is still a bit sketchy; he knows his grandfather Ebenezer Ray lived in St Michael before emigrating to the United States. Rucker was in town for a promotional affair held at the high-class Limegrove Lifestyle Centre.