Chris Brown swears he’s a new man — and this time Rihanna actually believes him, Radar has exclusively learned.Insiders have revealed the former couple, who famously split in 2009 after she was left battered and bruised, has even taken tentative steps towards a romantic reunion.Though Chris Brown and Rihanna have been telling anyone who will listen that they are 100 percent, unequivocally, absolutely not dating, there's certainly been a rekindling of something going on for most of the year.
2009: Drake Rumors about Rihanna and Drake dating have swirled for years thanks to multiple collaborations between the two artists and their insane chemistry.
During an interview with then-Hot 97 host Angie Martinez, Rihanna reportedly opened up about her and Drake trying it out romantically, but the timing just wasn’t right.“I definitely was attracted to Drake, but I think it is what it is, like it was what it was,” Rihanna told Martinez. It was at a really fragile time in my life, so I just didn’t want to get too serious with anything or anyone at that time.” Drake also opened up about the brief relationship, telling he was a "pawn." “She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life," he said, "which is show them quality time, then disappear.
Rihanna got things going on November 24 with a simple pic of her sitting alone aboard a jet, adding a caption that read, simply, "See u soon lover." Reports had her flying to Germany to spend Thanksgiving with Brown and the following day, she posted another photo, which seemed to show a shirtless Brown sleeping on a bed.
Brown then started dropping hints that the two were spending time together, posting a photo of a collection of watches ...
So we compiled a Rih-lationship timeline to help figure it out.
Rihanna's Top 10 Billboard Hits2007: Shia La Beouf They were never in a full-blown relationship, but La Beouf revealed to Playboy in 2009 that he did go on a date with Rihanna back in ’07.
Since 2009, the two singers have interacted on and off and even shocked the world when they collaborated on two tracks in 2012 (“Nobody's Business,” “Birthday Cake (Remix)”), but they never made the move to get back together permanently.
Rihanna and Chris Brown's 'Nobodies Business': What Do You Think?
Both Brown and Rihanna have rather, uh, amazing Instagram accounts — since deleting his Twitter account, Breezy's been using his as the primary way of communicating with his fans — and over the past week, they've raised more than a few eyebrows with their photos.
Not to mention making us all wonder what the definition of "not dating" really is.
), their actions seem to suggest a reunion of sorts.