RIHANNA: NEW LOVE TRIANGLE
She’s sworn to steer clear of drama but now she's caught up in a fresh new ‘ex’ scandal...
It seems Rihanna just can’t escape continuous guy drama. Despite officially splitting from Chris Brown eight years ago, she’s reportedly being urged by Chris’s recent ex, model Karrueche Tran, to testify against their mutual former boyfriend in an upcoming court battle.
It must be frustrating for Ri. After getting together with Chris in 2007, the pair had a tumultuous relationship. While it ended with Chris assaulting Rihanna and being sentenced to 180 hours of community service, five years’ probation and a restraining order, the years of torment from her ex continue.
According to Look’s exclusive source, Chris’s former girlfriend of four years Karrueche is said to be reaching out to Rihanna, 29. But Ri’s resisting. ‘She’s told her team she has no intention of getting involved in any legal spat,’ says the source. ‘She just wants to stay the hell out of it and try to move on.’
Karrueche, 29, is hoping for a permanent restraining order and wants Rihanna’s help. ‘Karrueche is doing all she can to get Ri on side but it’s not what Ri wants. Rihanna knows it might help the case if she came forward, but that stuff is all in the past for her and she’s scared to drag it all back up,’ says a pal.
Not that Karrueche’s listening. ‘She knows Ri stayed quiet about a lot of what happened in her relationship with Chris. She wants them to take him down together.’ Karrueche’s relationship with Rihanna has been fraught in the past. While Chris began dating the model in 2011, there was speculation that he was still linked to Rihanna as they began to get back in contact.
It seems Karrueche’s feelings about Ri weren’t totally unjustified. After Chris ended their relationship in 2012, the rapper discussed the possibility of being in love with two people in his documentary The Real Chris Brown. ‘You share a history with someone, then you fall in love with someone else. It’s difficult. Is there such a thing as loving two people? I don’t know if that’s possible, but I feel like that,’ he admitted.
Rihanna revealed to Oprah Winfrey: ‘We’re very, very close friends. We’ll probably always love each other. He’s in a relationship of his own. I’m single but we’ve maintained a close friendship ever since the restraining order was dropped… It’s awkward because I still love him.’
Fast-forward five years, though, and Ri’s adamant she doesn’t want to get involved. As Look recently reported, the singer is done with drama – especially concerning Chris, 28. ‘Her career’s going from strength to strength and she’s finally spreading her wings. She doesn’t know how to make this drama stop but it’s all she wants,’ says our source.
It’s rumoured to be the reason behind her decision to attend the Cannes Film Festival this year instead of attending the Billboard Music Awards as she usually does. She’s said to be focusing on herself at the moment – despite all the men who are interested in her. Our source adds: ‘Even Drake’s still calling but she just doesn’t want any of it.’ While Ri was spotted letting her hair down at Cannes last week, it seems as though she’s warming up for some seriously big career moves. Not only is she getting ready to promote her new film with Cara Delevingne, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (out 4 August), she was also honoured last week at the Parsons School Of Design benefit for her philanthropic work and her dedication to fashion.
She’s currently deliberating over her next movie and is keen to be seen as a ‘serious actress’ – we’re told that the star has even started writing some scripts with a view to working on a musical film about her own life.
But before that? Rihanna’s going to have a bit of fun.‘she’s looking forward to a summer of holidaying with her mates, partying hard and living it up in classic Rihanna style before settling down to the hard work later in the year,’ says her friend. Well, if anyone can juggle personal drama, jetsetting and a double career, it’s Riri.
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