In an interview with the November 2011 issue of Esquire Magazine, RiRi says she doesn' hold any ill will towards Chris. In fact, she still really enjoys his work. "I really like the music he's putting out. I'm a fan of his stuff. I've always been a fan," Rihanna said.
Rihanna and Chris, a mere 17 and 16 respectively, attend radio station Z-100's annual Jingle Ball concert at New York's Madison Square Garden in January 2005.
The young stars step out onto the orange carpet in April 2006 for Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. But their relationship remains in the just-friends category...for now.
Rihanna helps Chris celebrate turning 18 at the 40/40 Club in New York in May 2007.
As speculation mounts that the two are an item, Chris escorts Rihanna to the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2007, where she picks up Video of the Year honors for the song "Umbrella" featuring Jay-Z.
While continuing to keep mum about their relationship, the R&B duo show their devotion to each other in January 2008 by getting matching star tattoos on their necks.
The pretty pair is all smiles at Clive Davis' pre-Grammys Beverly Hills shindig in February 2008. The next night, Rihanna not only walked away with a Grammy but took to the stage to perform with '80s group the Time.
Rihanna and Chris put their love on display while enjoying a romantic Jamaican getaway in February 2008.
Perhaps because they specialize in music and not movies, the twosome are easily distracted at the MTV Movie Awards in June 2008 in L.A.
Rihanna takes her relationship with Chris to the next level by bringing him to her native Barbados to meet the family in August 2008.
The cute couple take to the dance floor and shake their groove thangs at a club in Paris in December 2008.
R&B's reigning It couple appear affectionate toward one another at Clive Davis' pre-Grammys celebration on Feb. 7, 2009. Less than 24 hours later, Chris is arrested after allegedly assaulting Rihanna shortly after the party.
Chris does his best to hide from view in the backseat of a car upon leaving the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire station, where he turned himself in at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2009. He was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats and was released after posting $50,000 bail. Meanwhile, Rihanna remains in seclusion after being released from the hospital.
On March 5, 2009, Brown made his first appearance in court, where he received a pair of felony charges for assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury and making criminal threats. Rihanna was not required to be there.
The R&B man appeared in court again one month later to enter his not guilty plea. Again, Rihanna did not attend.
Not so fast. While the former duo both attended the fourth game of the NBA Finals, they sat on opposite ends of the same row.
Chris and Rihanna both appeared in court, where the songstress had been subpoenaed to testify. Their appearance, however, was brief as their attorneys had reached a plea deal in which Brown avoided jail time.
Take that, Chris! After plenty of rumors and time away from her ex, Rihanna confesses to Ryan Seacrest in April 2010 that she was dating Los Angeles Dodgers star Matt Kemp.
Before his March 2011 visit to Good Morning America, Chris may have appeared to be a changed man. Unfortunately, his progress was cut short after he had a meltdown backstage after being questioned about Rihanna.
How could they think fans wouldn't notice this? In May 2011, Chris and RiRi decided to follow each other on Twitter once again. After one fan expressed her frustration at the decision, Rihanna fired back tweeting, "its fu--in twitter, not the altar! calm down."
There was plenty of talk that Chris and new girlfriend Karrueche Tran were expecting a child. However, Chris took to Twitter and set the record straight. "And so we are clear @Karrueche is not pregnant!!! Lol," he tweeted.
In one of Hollywood's most unpredictable romances, Chris and girlfried Karrueche Tran spent much of 2011 together. The love wouldn't last in 2012, however, as conflict grew over his friendly relationship with Rihanna.
Chris and RiRi spend Thanksgiving night together partying at Adagio nightclub in Berlin.
Rihanna posted this photo to Instagram of her squeezing on-and-off-again beau Chris Brown with the caption, "i dont wanna leave!!! Killed it tonight baby!!!"