by Lily Harrison | Mon., Jul. 14, 2014 9:40 AM
Karrueche Tran normally keeps quiet about her relationship with Chris Brown, but she opened up about facing heartache and handling all the drama during a recent guest appearance on Keke Palmer's new talk show, Just Keke.
When asked how she's managed to date someone in the public eye, let alone someone with several ongoing legal battles, the model explained that "keeping a level head and positivity" have helped see her through.
"I've never dated a celebrity before so it was very new to me, paparazzi and all that," she told Palmer, adding that her boyfriend's very famous ex has only made things more difficult to deal with.
"And then, even the situation with Rihanna, you know the reason why people turned into this so much was because it's relatable. I have girlfriend, I have family who's gone through the same situation. It's the case of the ex. We all go through it, do you know what I'm saying?"
Tran continued, "In this case my boyfriend is a celebrity whose ex-girlfriend is an even bigger [celebrity]…so, I'm not only am I fighting a battle with her, I'm fighting a battle with her 14 million fans or however else.
"So, imagine how that feels for me when I gotta get on Twitter and I see a whole bunch of stuff…they make up all kinds of crazy stuff and it's like they know nothing about me. But, you know, because they know nothing about me, because I stay so mute sometimes, that leaves open space for them to say whatever they want."
Palmer then asked what the hardest part about being stuck in this love triangle has been, which she answers, "Um, jeez. I guess I would say the heartbreak because it was a real situation."
And on that note, Tran's most recent Instagram pic is a not-so-cryptic quote that reads, "You have shattered my heart, but you have not shattered my love."