Are you ready to discuss a rumored engagement on behalf of Rihanna and Chris Brown? I’m definitely not ready for this (and probably never will be), but here goes. These are photos of Rihanna arriving with Chris at a Grammy afterparty where she dumped that amazing red dress, and she’s wearing clearly a ring on her “special” finger. The ring looks to be a very simple silver band in these photos, which may or may not be the same ring that RiRi wore onstage while performing at the Grammys where she also cuddled up to Chris Brown in the audience. In these photos, the ring does look slightly diamondy, and who really knows what (if anything) this ring actually means, but Rihanna definitely wants you to notice it, so lookie here:
At the afterparty, of course, Chris and Rihanna partied until the very wee hours of the next morning and were basically all over each other:
Rihanna and Chris Brown walked away empty-handed from the Grammy Awards at L.A.’s Staples Center on Sunday (Feb. 10) — but the on-again couple still felt like total winners in one another’s company. During the evening of lively performances, Brown, 23, noticeably failed to join the audience in numerous standing ovations for the likes of Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and his nemesis Frank Ocean.
Notes one observer to Us Weekly: “The only time Chris Brown stood up the entire show was during Rihanna’s two performances (her powerful ballad “Stay,” and during a tribute to Bob Marley). Otherwise, he stayed seated.” Indeed, although Brown and Rihanna, 24, didn’t walk the red carpet together, they happily posed for several photos together inside the auditorium — with Rihanna, clad in a stunning red Azzedine Alaia gown, cuddling with her man, wearing a white Lanvin suit.
The celebrating continued after the awards-fest — four years after Brown’s assault of Rihanna — at the Zing Vodka Post Grammy Party held at Hollywood’s Supperclub, where Brown served as host.
Having changed into a white outfit, Rihanna arrived past midnight and joined Brown at a private table near the DJ booth — sitting in between Brown’s legs, according to a witness. Sipping a cocktail and smoking a cigarette, Rihanna chatted with girlfriends and Brown danced in his seat to the music. Later, the pair sat side by side, whispering in each other’s ears and “getting very affectionate,” the observer says.
When the DJ played Rihanna’s song “Birthday Cake” — Brown recorded vocals on a remix version of the track — the pair both sang and danced along. Escorted by their security team, the couple departed the bash around 2:30 a.m.
[From Us Weekly]
So have Rihanna and Chris taken the “next step” in their relationship and gotten engaged? Probably not, but either one or both of them want us to talk about it. They’re “living [their] truth” for the time being, and they want us to look at their coupley, straddling photos, but they don’t dare want us up in their business. I hate to say it, but I’m kind of over this mess. Rihanna has made her choice, and she’ll (sadly) end up living with the consequences sooner or later. Either that, or Chris will be cuddling with Karrueche Tran next week. Engagement? Nice try.
Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News