Rihanna said she and Hartnett were "just good friends" and we all know that means. She later confirmed the obvious, and rationalized the lies by saying "It's good to be friends first. When I hang out with Josh, it's lovely."
Rihanna and Hartnett split, and she moved on to Chris Brown. Josh Hartnett may not have been a Romeo, but Rihanna probably regrets it didn't last longer, given the horrors the Chris Brown years would bring.
Though it would take awhile for either one to admit it, Hartnett and Rihanna hooked up at a party at the Pink Elephant in New York. They were seen whispering and carrying on together all night long.