The love-triangle between Chris Brown, Karrueche Tran and Rihanna has become so tangled this week, full of drama, what if’s and wtf’s. While we still wait for an official statement from all of them, let’s take a look back to see how this all panned out. Chris and Rihanna had been dating since 06, though they didn’t publicly claim each other until 2008. Everything was great until that fateful night before the Grammy’s in 2009, when we all know what happened. No need to recant that moment. They reunited secretly at Diddy’s Miami mansion shortly after the incident, but their camps were so adamant about keeping them apart, their split was inevitable. Fast forward to the end of 2010, when Chris began dating then-unknown model, Karrueche Tran. Soon, the pair were inseparable, traveling everywhere together and always looking quite happy. It seemed Chris had moved on. But apparently not. Last year, we began seeing hints that a reconciliation with Rihanna was on the horizon, especially after she allowed the judge to lift his restraining order so he could attend the award shows. Then just a couple months later, they followed each other on Twitter. Below, find the timeline of their crazy year since then.
December 2011: Chris and Rihanna subtweet messages to each other, proclaiming their love.
January 2012: Reports surfaced the pair both partied at L.A. hotspot Greystone, but Karrueche was with Chris so no contact was made.
February 16, 2012: Word is Chris will appear on Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake” remix; reports surface he secretly attended her birthday party.
February 17, 2012: Chris responds to the song rumors and shows his attitude from the start: He doesn’t give a f*ck what you think!
February 18, 2012: TMZ reports that Kae and Chris are doing just fine despite the rumored Rihanna collab, and they even moved in together.
February 20, 2012: Chris calls Rihanna out by her government on Twitter, wishing her a happy birthday, Rihanna thanks him back.
February 23, 2012: Karrueche doesn’t care what the haters are saying about her man’s collabs with his ex, she’s good.
That Same Day: People in Rihanna and Chris’ respective camps are scrambling to make sure this reunion doesn’t happen.
That Same Day: But meanwhile, Karrueche and Chris are still doing just fine.
February 28, 2012: Chris hits the clubs during All-Star Weekend and clearly, he enjoyed Rihanna’s tunes, singing along to every word.
February 29, 2012: But don’t worry, Karrueche shows she still has him in check…as he cooks a full meal for his boo.
March 3, 2012: Rihanna doesn’t give a f*ck about Karrueche, and disses the ish out of her on Twitter.
March 6, 2012: A fake Facebook page of Karrueche posts a diss toward Rihanna, but Kae takes to Twitter to let people know that’s completely false. She’s cooler than a cucumber.
March 15, 2012: Rihanna starts to show her appreciation for Chris publicly, calling Chris “the hottest R&B artist out right now”.
April 23, 2012: It’s quiet for a bit, but Chris and Karrueche remind us they’re still going strong.
May 5, 2012: Whoa! Something must have happened there, because Chris randomly drops a freestyle subliminally dissing his ex.
May 10, 2012: Following the diss, Ri and Chris have a sub-war on Twitter and unfollow each other.
May 16, 2012: Could that diss have been an early birthday gift for Karrueche? Chris celebrates his boo’s birthday at the club.
May 27, 2012: Soon, Chris and Rihanna party in the same vicinity again, but no contact is made.
May 28, 2012: Apparently Chris had taken Meek Mill off a song they’d done since he heard Meek was uh, hanging with Rihanna…if you catch my drift. This leads to an interesting sub-war between the two guys.
June 16, 2012: That sub-war must have got to them, as an all out brawl goes down between Drake and Chris Brown in NY club W.i.P., with Meek Mill hyping it.
July 23, 2012: Rumors hit the web Chris Brown touched down on Rihanna’s yacht in the middle of St. Tropez, and they were fueled by Rihanna’s tweets. But he’s spotted with Karrueche in Cannes the next day.
August 2012: Rihanna appears on Oprah’s “Next Chapter” and professes her love for Chris. Karrueche responds with an interesting tweet.
September 7, 2012: Chris leaves Karrueche at home and KISSES Rihanna on the lips at the VMA’s!
September 9, 2012: Obviously, Karrueche isn’t pleased.
September 12, 2012: Hmm, this is interesting. Rihanna and Chris get new tats in the SAME spot.
September 23, 2012: Oh boy, seems like they’re really getting closer! Rihanna re-follows Chris on Twitter!
September 24, 2012: Rihanna takes to Twitter to wish Chris well at his court date (a probation check-in stemming from their 2009 incident.)
September 26, 2012: WTF? Chris is spotted getting close to singer Nicole Scherzinger in the club.
October 2, 2012: Karrueche is starting to seem fed up.
October 3, 2012: Ok, something’s definitely brewing! Chris and Rihanna party together at Griffin, go back to her Gansevoort hotel!
October 3, 2012: Now Karrueche is REALLY pissed. Possibly even done with him?
October 3, 2012: Clearly no f*cks are being given any longer. Chris and Rihanna step out to Jay-Z’s Barclays Center show together. Meanwhile, Karrueche flies back to California.
October 4, 2012: It’s official! Chris and Kae have broken up!
October 4, 2012: Naturally, Kae feels betrayed.
And that’s where we’re at now! It’s been a crazy trip thus far and I know more will be coming sooner than later! Who do you like Chris better with? Rihanna, Karrueche…or should he just stay single?