Chris Brown and Rihanna are “taking a break”

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Here’s Rihanna leaving an L.A. club on March 10. Are the sunglasses at night to hide something? Photo credits: WENN.

Just when it looked like Rihanna was heading straight back into the arms of the man who abused her, new reports are surfacing that the battered singer has decided to put some distance between herself and Chris Brown. Since the attack on Feb. 8, Rihanna has been keeping a low profile, but was recently photographed clubbing in L.A. on her birthday – without her bullying boyfriend. Currently, she’s in New York, while Brown has remained in L.A., sparking some to suggest that the couple isn’t as together as Brown’s PR machine wants you to think.

It’s no coincidence that Rihanna and Chris Brown are on opposite coasts right now.
According to a source close to the couple, they have been “taking a break.”

The source tells E! News that the pair are not calling it a formal breakup, but have decided to put some distance between them. We are told they plan to see each other soon.

Reps for both singers have not returned calls seeking comment on the break.

Last Thursday, Rihanna flew to New York City, where she, Brandy, Beyoncé and Jay-Z reportedly enjoyed a quiet dinner together at the Spotted Pig Friday night. Then on Saturday night, she dined with friends at Da Silvano.

Meanwhile, Brown has remained in Los Angeles. Sources tell E! that the “Kiss Kiss” singer has spent the entire time working on his album, most recently at the Record Plant in Hollywood.

“He’s just putting ideas down for some songs he wrote,” says a Brown source. “He needs to feel like he’s moving forward.”

[From E!]

I can just imagine Chris Brown’s new song titles: “Baby, Drop the Charges”….”I Own You, Bitch!”…”Touch My Cell Phone and Die,” and this summer’s huge dance hit, “Choke You ‘Til You Pass Out.” Of course, all of these hit singles will be produced by Diddy.

I wouldn’t expect any kind of formal announcement that the couple is split- after all, they never formally acknowledged that they were dating in the first place. But for now, it does appear that Rihanna is making an attempt to get away from him – even if it’s only temporarily. Let’s hope her “mentor” Jay-Z and his wife can exercise their influence over their protege and talk some sense into her – and make this separation permanent.

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  1. nanster says:

    Could this be an elaborate PR stunt to get both of them back on track with their public images? They have both been highly criticized since the ‘smackdown’ – maybe they are just doing some damage control at this point.

  2. LT says:

    Pardon the bad pun, but I hope Chris Brown knocked some sense into her. Sense enough to save herself and leave him.

  3. pixiegirl says:

    This seems like some major PR to me.

  4. bee says:

    Taking a break… of what, her nose?

  5. XX says:

    Hmm, lets weigh the options: on one hand, fame, glamor, money, adoration, more fame, more money; on the other hand, a punch in the face. Not a hard choice to make – you would think.

  6. Come Sta... says:

    Yeah, her handlers knocked some sense into her ass!

  7. irl says:

    I hope it’s not just PR working OT.

    I hope she has reflected on the situation, listened to people on the subject of abuse – like Tyson’s ex has been saying, every story is the same.
    Same paterns, same types of things get said.

    If she took some time to listen to the people surrounding her, or read up on the subject – she would see the similarities in her situation and get out.

    If she’s not breaking it off cleanly then she’s still hoping they can work it out.
    But he’ll explode over her trying to control her own life before too long and then she’ll see it’s never going to get better and then she’ll be done for good.
    I HOPE anyway – I really hope it’s not PR.!

  8. Jamine says:

    I agree its a PR stunt. This is exactly what the public wants Rihanna to do. When its not such a huge issue, what is the bet she gets back with him?

  9. Carrie says:

    @bee – was gonna say the same. Did someone say “break”? What – Rhianna’s jaw?

  10. RAN says:

    Man, I truly hope it ISN’T a PR stunt. Don’t care for Jay Z, but I think he’s smarter than he looks and would protect his protege. Here’s hoping he does.

  11. shelly says:

    I bet she is wearing those sun glasses all the time because her eyes are probably still blood shot red from the beating.

  12. Judy says:

    They are going to wait until it cools down, then say he has gone to anger management treatment and that he is ALL better now and then she can openly go back to hi. Then when he beats her down again or kills her then it will be the treatment failed.
    They are just trying to keep the career moves going because if she really goes back to him she is a cooked goose.

  13. JB says:

    This is B.S. Putting some distance between them is a P.R. ploy. You know they’ll be talking on the phone the whole time. What do they take us for… idiots? T-H-E-R-A-P-Y for both of them or they shouldn’t be reinstated on any advertisements. I hope that none of their endorsements resume until they both get help. That is the smart thing to do.

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