(LOS ANGELES) — Chris Brown is not cheating on his current girlfriend with Rihanna, contrary to rumors.
Responding to a report in Us Weekly, Brown’s rep, Jeff Raymond, told ABC News, “He and Rihanna are just friends,” adding, “He is with his girlfriend, Karrueche, and is not cheating.”
That would be aspiring model Karrueche Tran, who has been dating the R&B singer for several months and recently rang in the New Year with him at the Las Vegas club where he was hosting a party.
Despite their appearances together and a new tattoo Brown was seen sporting with an obvious likeness to Tran’s face, rumors persist that Brown still has a thing for his ex.
According to Us Weekly, the former couple has been secretly “hooking up” for nearly a year, though a court order stemming from Brown’s infamous assault on Rihanna requires them to remain apart. A Brown source is quoted saying, “She comes to see him anytime she’s in L.A.”
“Rihanna loves to live dangerously, and talking to and hooking up with Chris is all part of that,” a Rihanna insider is quoted saying in the Us report.
Rihanna’s rep did not respond immediately to ABC News’ request for comment.
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