Timeline of Chris Brown & Rihanna’s Wild Relationship

January 1, 2013 1:20 am

The world may not be ready to forgive Chris Brown. It appears, however, that Rihanna is ready to move on as the two appear to be closer than ever before.

Rihanna Tearfully Confesses That Chris Brown ‘Was The Love Of My Life’

Between musical collaborations and interview confessions, it’s evident Chris and Rihanna still have a huge bond and love for each other. As the year comes to a close, we take a look at the highs and lows of one of Hollywood’s most controversial couples in 2012.


Despite plenty of rumors and speculation, Chris Brown claims he is not back together with Rihanna. Instead, he is dating aspiring model Karrueche Tran.


While Chris claims to be dating Karrueche, Rihanna releases new music with her ex. The two duet on the remix of “Birthday Cake” and “Turn Up The Music“. Chris would later wish Rihanna a “Happy Birthday” on Twitter.


As news breaks that Rihanna is collaborating with Chris, some fans aren’t too happy. One Twitter follower named @JuhReeV expressed her displeasure with RiRi and Chris teaming up to remix each other’s songs.


More cyrptic Twitter messages are posted on Rihanna’s account. “I love you and hate u at the very same time! #bittersweet” and “Ur gonna be the death of me… I don’t want u, but I need you #bittersweet” were two of the most buzzworthy tweets among fans. Was RiRi upset that Chris was still with Karrueche and not her?


Chris releases a remixed freestyle rap version of Kanye West‘s “Theraflu” that may contain a hidden message for Rihanna. After the song was released, Rihanna unfollowed Chris on Twitter. Chris didn’t seem bothered and did the exact same thing days later.


Chris Brown fights with Drake at NYC Nightclub, allegedly over Rihanna.


One year after making quite the scene at “Good Morning America“, Chris is invited to perform at the “Today” show for their Summer Concert Series.


Rihanna performs “Birthday Cake” at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Why didn’t she perform her collaboration with Drake too? Hmmmm.


After months of speculation, it’s official: Chris and Karrueche have broken up. “I have decided to be single to focus on my career,” Chris told E! News. “I love Karrueche very much, but I don’t want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I’d rather be single, allowing us to both be happy in our lives.”


Rihanna talks to Oprah Winfrey for an interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter“. The star talks openly about her infamous relationship and admits Chris “was the love of my life.”


Pictures are worth a thousand words and Rihanna posted plenty of them on Instagram. Whether it was a photograph of Chris laying on RiRi’s bed, his and her matching Rolex watches or the PDA below, people were left surprised every time a photo was posted.



Chris and Rihanna do it again! The pair team up for the catchy, guilty-pleasure single “Nobody’s Business“. With lyrics including “I’mma be your girl, I wanna make you mine / And it ain’t nobody’s business, It ain’t nobody’s business,” we think the two make it clear where they stand.


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