Chris Brown, make up your mind — who do you love? Is it Rihanna or Karrueche Tran? You are sending out so many mixed messages, publicly and I bet privately, that you’re going to end up with neither of the loves of your life.
Chris Brown’s Romances With Karrueche Tran & Rihanna: Stop Playing Games
You split from Rihanna, 26, more than a year ago and then got back together with your ex-girlfriend Karrueche, 26. Now you’ve dumped Karrueche again, and we hear through an inside source that you’re missing Rihanna — plus, you’ve been posting and then deleting Instagram and Twitter messages that hint that you want at least one of them back.
Here’s what you said on Instagram on Aug. 7, and then removed a short time later: “I only wanna be with one person. I don’t have the energy to maintain multiple relationships. I want to focus on & satisfy one individual.”
And on Aug. 6, you posted an Instagram photo of Karrueche in her Memorial Day weekend bikini top and denim shorts, captioning it: “My only #WCW” (Woman Crush Wednesday). Within minutes, you took down that photo — but that was just hours after you posted a quote from the show Dawson’s Creek that contained the definition of “soul mate.” It read:
What is a soul mate? It’s like a best friend but more. It’s the one person in the world who knows you better than anyone else. That someone who makes you a better person. No, actually they don’t make you a better person. You do that by yourself because they inspire you. A soul mate is someone you carry with you forever. It’s one person who knew you, accepted you and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. And no matter what happens, you’ll always love them and nothing could ever change that.
Now, this definition of soul mate absolutely made it sound like you were talking about Rihanna. After all, who else “knew you, accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would”? It was Rihanna who forgave you after you assaulted her, and who then confided in an Oprah interview that she still loved you and that you weren’t a “monster.”
“As angry as I was, as angry and hurt and betrayed, I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help,” Rihanna told Oprah about you at the time. “And who’s going to help him? Nobody’s going to say he needs help, everybody’s going to say he’s a monster, without looking at the source. And I was more concerned about him.”
Chris, it was Rihanna’s re-acceptance of you and the power of her love, that helped you relaunch your career and really pulled you out of PR purgatory.
Chris Brown: You Can’t Have Your Cake & Eat It Too
On the other hand, Karrueche was your girlfriend while you were still rebuilding your life and career in the aftermath of the assault. So she was there for you, too.
Now, Chris, we’ve also heard through an insider source close to you that even though you love Karrueche, you still have trust issues with her. Rihanna, apparently, is the only woman you feel like you can totally trust. Here’s what the insider says: “Besides Rihanna, Chris really hasn’t connected with a woman that he truly, 100 percent trusts. He loves Karrueche, but he didn’t really trust her.”
The reason that you didn’t trust Karrueche was because, “Imagine if every time you dated someone not in the business, in the back of your mind, you know they’re with you because of your status, and not because of the real you. That’s one of the worst feelings in the world.”
Chris, we can totally understand that. It must be hard to trust anybody who wants to get close to you. You are a celebrity, and people are obsessed with your success and fame. There are going to be lots of people who want to be with you just because of your celebrity status. But on the other hand, you have to give a lot of credit to Karrueche for standing by you while you spent almost four months in jail.
She was loyal. And it’s for that reason — besides the fact that you’ve been involved with her on and off for three years — that you shouldn’t play games with her heart. Nor should you be playing games with Rihanna. It wasn’t all that long ago that you dumped her because she wanted to take your relationship to the next level. And now just because you’re not with Karrueche at the moment, and you’re missing Rihanna, it’s not right to think that she’ll just come running back. Especially if you’re wooing her mainly on social media.
It seems to me, Chris, that you still want to have your cake and eat it too. In other words, you want Karrueche back. You just posted and deleted another photo — this one a #TBT of you and Kae. But it still appears that you want to reignite your relationship with Rihanna.
At one point, about two years ago, you did have both women in your life. Maybe that’s what you really want to throwback to. But sorry, Chris, I don’t think either of the strong women that you love will put up with that. So stop playing games, and either settle into a complete bachelor life, or decide who is the woman you truly love and say goodbye to the other one. Both Karrueche and Rihanna deserve honesty and respect.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Let me know.
— Bonnie Fuller
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