Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran may have made headlines for their heated Instagram feud just a few months ago, but has the former couple decided to reunite after a one-year split? Rumors of a potential reconciliation for the former couple emerged on Instagram earlier this week after Brown shared a video of what fans believed to be Karrueche’s new Frenchie bulldog, Pepper, prompting a rep for the duo to speak out against the newly surfaced dating claims.
On Tuesday, Karrueche Tran took to Instagram to share a photo of her adorable new pup, Pepper, while gushing over the latest addition to her family in the caption of the pic, writing, “yesterday I became a mommy hahaha her name is Pepper *heart-eyes emoji*.”
While fans wasted no time in gushing over Karrueche’s new puppy, some fans took to the comment section of Tran’s photo to point out that the model had not shared photos of her other dog, Athena, which Brown had gifted to her prior to their abrupt split last year.
“@karrueche what happened to athena,” one fan wrote in response to Karrueche’s photo, prompting another fan to ask, “What’d you do with the husky?!”
Later that day, Chris Brown took to Instagram to share a video of himself playing with his own French bulldog pup while belting out the lyrics to Chumbawamba’s “I Get Knocked Down,” instantly prompting debate over whether or not the pup in Brown’s video is actually Karrueche’s dog, Pepper.
“Lmao but umm aint this Karrueche new dog?? Hmmm,” one fan wrote in the comment section of Chris’ Instagram video. Another fan added, “@Karrueche is this ur dog?”
Shortly after Brown’s video was posted, fans took to Karrueche’s Instagram pic of Pepper to begin debating over whether or not the dog in Chris’ video is the same as Karrueche’s new pup, with one fan writing, “this dog in ig Karrueche and Chris is the same? Karrueche and Chris are back together?” while another asks, “Did Chris get her this dog?”
Despite rumors suggesting that the pooch in Karrueche’s photo is the same one that appeared in Chris Brown’s Instagram video, a rep for the former couple recently spoke out against the newly surfaced rumors while suggesting that Brown and Tran “aren’t even in contact with one another,” Gossip Cop reports.
According to the site, while a recent tabloid report suggested that Chris Brown had gifted the new pup to Karrueche in an effort to “work his way back into her heart,” a rep for the duo has since denied the claims by noting that Chris and Karrueche “aren’t back together” and “aren’t even in contact” since Tran called off their longtime relationship in 2015.
The news comes just two months after Chris and Karrueche made headlines for their heated exchange on Instagram in which Brown slammed Tran’s manager, Jacob York, for reportedly trying to “capitalize” on the attention surrounding their split while also dissing Karrueche by questioning the model’s acting talent.
“I wish u the most successful career ever,” Chris Brown wrote to Karrueche in a now-deleted Instagram comment. “But I promise you this, once this ‘TALENT’ you have starts to simmer, so will everyone else including Jacob [York], all of your famous friends know u how? How? How? How? How?..Ok. So to end this petty game that’s gonna allow u to book more club appearances and ‘MOVIES’ that go straight to DVD I’ll leave you this *heart emoji*!” Us Weekly reports.
In response, Karrueche then slammed Chris Brown over his new track, “Back To Sleep (Remix),” in which he shouts his former girlfriend’s name after apologizing for being unfaithful in their relationship.
“You’re calling me a b**** yet you’re screaming my name in a song about getting back together? CAN ALL THIS PETTY S*** STOP. IT IS SO UNNECESSARY,” Karrueche explained to Chris before encouraging the singer to focus on the “positive” aspects of his life. “You have a beautiful daughter and so much to live for. LIVE YOUR LIFE and be positive. I am so over the drama! I just wanna work and be happy and take care of my family.”
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