Rihanna Buys USD 22 million villa in Barbados

New York: Singer Rihanna has splashed out USD 22 million on a villa in Barbados, so that she can spend more time with her family.

The 25-year-old, who is currently on her Diamonds world tour, bought a palatial waterfront villa at One Sandy Lane, where Simon Cowell also owns a home, according to New York Post.

Rihanna purchased the 10,000-square-foot pad just down the beach from the famous, five-star Sandy Lane Hotel. It had been on the market for USD 21.8 million.

"Rihanna bought the house after renting it for her family last year," a source said.

The source added that she planned to spend more time in Barbados with her mother, Monica Braithwaite, and grandfather, Lionel Braithwaite.

She is also planning to buy a place in New York.