Hamilton gets seal of approval from Rihanna’s family

Lewis Hamilton has won over Rihanna’s « second mother » during a recent visit to Barbados.

Rihanna’s « second mum » approves of her relationship with Lewis Hamilton.

The ‘Diamonds’ hitmaker recently took the Formula One driver to her native Barbados and Sharon Bellamy Thompson – who helped raise the singer as a child, babysitting her and driving her to school – was very impressed by his « British charm ».

Sharon said: « They would have beautiful babies. As long as this man makes her happy, he’s got my approval. You’ve got to love his British charm.

« I saw her at the carnival and Lewis is so handsome. »

And Sharon thinks 27-year-old Rihanna – whose real name is Robyn Fenty – will make a great mother one day.

She said: « When the time is right, Robyn will make a great mum – she loves kids. »

However, she also warned Lewis, 30, that the ‘S&M’ hitmaker still has a soft spot for former boyfriend Chris Brown.

She added to heat magazine: « Chris was the first boyfriend she brought home to Barbados and I’ll always have a soft spot for him. Nobody can replace first love. »

And some friends are predicting the month-long romance won’t last as the pair have little in common.

A source said: « Apart from both liking sport and fashion, they’re not really similar. They have friends in common but not much in common themselves. »