When 26-year-old Karrueche Tran was asked by Iyanla Vanzant why she agreed to be interviewed, she answered that she wanted her “voice to be heard.” The drama of her breakup with R&B singer Chris Brown remains a social media hot topic. Despite this, Tran wanted her fans and the general public to know the truth about who she is and her relationship with Brown.
During her interview with Iyanla Vanzant for the OWN series Iyanla Fix My Life, Karrueche admitted that she first met Chris while working as a stylist. She gave his number to a dancer and a few days later, he called her. Tran had hoped that Brown would see her as “different” and that they would form a special connection.
“When I first met him, he was nice and charming and I wanted to love him, to be a friend, to be different than all these other girls who would sleep with him in a second. Or girls who are gonna go crazy, or people who are just gonna use him.”
“I didn’t want it to be that, I wanted it to be different, and that’s how it was.”
Karrueche Tran said that with her, Chris Brown was a different person. Although he made headlines for his violent breakup with pop star Rihanna, Karrueche wanted everyone to know that Brown is a “good-hearted person.”
“He’s a big kid with a good heart that’s been through some things, that’s been damaged.”
It almost sounded as though Karrueche Tran was more interested in making excuses for Chris Brown than expressing any outrage over her treatment. Not only with the surprise baby, but with the apparently love triangle involving Chris, herself, and Rihanna. “I didn’t want to believe it,” she said of cheating rumors. “I loved him.” Tran had “never dated a celebrity before” and “didn’t know” what she was getting herself into.
This was made painfully obvious when Karreuche found herself blindsided by the news that her ex Chris Brown had a 9-month-old little girl named Royalty.
It was through social media that she learned about the infidelity that lead to Brown fathering a child outside of their relationship.
“He wanted to talk in person. Actually, at the moment that I found out, he was texting me saying, ‘I need to talk to you in person.’ And then I get online and I see [the news].”
Karreuche Tran teared up multiple times during her interview, as the hurt she felt over her relationship with Chris Brown was clear to see. The two had a rather tumultuous relationship, but they frequently returned to each other despite numerous breakups in the past. This has resulted in some speculation that even though Tran left as a result of the baby, she’ll inevitably return to Brown.
During her interview, Karrueche may have unintentionally spawned reconciliation rumors when she admitted to Iyanla that she still loves Chris.
“I’ve tried to help him. Go to church, pray, yoga, meditate. If he wanted to change, we’d be in a better place.”
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) March 29, 2015
Karrueche Tran said that despite her love for Chris Brown, she’s determined not to go back to him.”I will never again let a man disrespect me,” said Tran. Apparently, Brown has tried to get her back. “[Chris] has dropped flowers off. He’s sorry for everything. He’s sorry for what he’s put me through.”
But sorry isn’t good enough for his ex, who said that there’s no making up at this point.
Do you believe Karrueche Tran will get back with Chris Brown, or is this really the end of their relationship?
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