Chris Brown and Rita Ora may have heated up dating rumors following the release of their sultry “Body On Me” video last year, but it appears that the duo are further fueling the dating claims after they were spotted hanging out together in Milan, Italy, on Saturday.
Rita Ora was in Milan yesterday to perform a set for Vogue Italia‘s party in honor of the magazine’s February issue, which was guest edited by Mario Testino, while Chris Brown partied it up during his performance at Philipp Plein’s fashion show late Saturday evening. Model Kendall Jenner was also rumored to have been backstage during Brown’s performance.
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Following the conclusion of their respective performances, Rita Ora took to Instagram to share a photo of herself and Chris Brown supposedly hanging out in a hotel room in Milan, captioning the shot with a simple upside-down smiling emoji.
Chris Brown & Rita Ora, hier soir, à Milan. pic.twitter.com/cwPejrIVPr
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In the photo, Ora can be seen donning an all-white getup complete with a luxurious fur coat while Chris Brown casually rests his arms on the back of Rita’s chair. While neither Chris Brown nor Rita Ora commented on their photo together, it didn’t take long for fans to begin speculating on whether or not the duo may be getting cozy together while in Europe over the weekend.
Despite the relationship speculation, Chris Brown recently shot down rumors suggesting that he’s back in the dating scene following his abrupt split from longtime girlfriend Karrueche Tran last year.
Earlier this month, Chris Brown took to Instagram to shut down rumors suggesting that he was dating model Ammika Harris, who fans argue bears an uncanny resemblance to Brown’s ex, Karrueche. In response to the claims, Brown revealed to fans that he’s more focused on raising his 1-year-old daughter, Royalty, than getting involved in a new relationship.
“It’s funny that y’all want so badly for me to be dating someone,” Chris Brown explained of the dating rumors, as captured in a screengrab by the Shade Room. “I’m in love with my daughter. Learning how to LOVE MYSELF before I can open those doors,” Brown concluded.
In addition, Rita Ora previously spoke out about her decision to collaborate with Brown following the release of their “Body On Me” single in 2015, telling the Sun that Brown is “someone that is important to me personally and professionally.”
“I love him on different levels,” Rita Ora explained to the site, “I see how he treats his people and he’s a good person with a good heart and a lovely family.”
Similarly, Rita Ora dispelled romance rumors between herself and Brown during an interview with Hot 93.3 last year while promoting their sultry new collaboration, telling the radio show that she and Chris Brown are just “such good friends,” Too Fab reports.
Chris brown x Rita Ora pic.twitter.com/G1tOSwM7vT
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“I’m just gonna squash [that] now,” Rita explained of the Chris Brown dating rumors, “It’s strictly professional.”
“Once you watch the video, then I think … I can definitely tell you we are just friends,” Ora explained of her friendship with Chris Brown, “Good friends, really good friends.”
Chris Brown is reportedly set to perform at the Light Club in Bordeaux, France, tonight, February 28.
What do you think of Rita Ora and Chris Brown’s photo, are they more than just friends?
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