Rihanna does not plan to reconcile with Chris Brown now that she’s officially single again, having made it clear that she’s no longer seeing Drake again.
The couple, who have enjoyed an on-again, off-again romance for almost seven years, have decided to call it quits yet again, but by the look of things, the twosome didn’t end their relationship on good terms, with Drake taking subliminal shots at Rihanna over Instagram.
In a photo on his official social media page, the rapper captioned the image by saying that he “is praying for you,” which many people assumed was aimed at the Bajan singer, for she took the time out of her day to stress that she wasn’t the one causing problems in the romance.
— Mirror Celeb (@MirrorCeleb) October 11, 2016
“None of my exes are married or in happy relationships, so it’s safe to say that I wasn’t da problem lol,” the singer’s photo reads, ET Online reports, which she posted along with a trophy icon in the caption.
With the official word being that Drake and Rihanna are officially over, several outlets assumed that the “Work” singer would reconcile with Chris, who she hasn’t been romantically linked to in almost three years.
Rihanna and Chris stopped seeing one another in 2013, and though they were said to have ended things on good terms, the communication barrier between them was prominent at all times: Rihanna seems to have fallen out of love with her ex-boyfriend.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) October 10, 2016
A source for Hollywood Life reinforces that particular message. Rihanna has no plans to get back with Chris Brown in the near future, as she’s simply focusing on herself right now. She finds herself in on-again, off-again relationships plenty of times in the past two years, to the point where she just wants to remain single for the time being.
A source tells the outlet, “She made that mistake and will not return to him romantically. Could they be friends, could they return and record with each other again? Of course but that is all it is going to be if Chris has his hopes up he will surely be disappointed in the result.”
Rihanna doesn’t have any ill feelings towards Chris Brown in any sort of way. She’s more than happy to remain friends with the singer, but at this point in her life, she’s not willing to risk the chances of being played again, knowing how much she invested into the relationship in the past.
— Life & Style (@Life_and_Style) October 9, 2016
Sources argue that Rihanna always knew where she stood with Drake, for the couple only considered themselves to be friends with benefits. But with Chris, it was deeper than that. Brown was also said to have been Rihanna’s first real boyfriend, so it would make sense why she would always want to stay in touch with him — even if it’s just for the sake of being friends.
But as the insider already mentions, Rihanna doesn’t see herself reconciling with Chris Brown — not even if it was for the simple fact of making Drake jealous. She’s not being petty about it and quite literally wants to take a break from the dating scene to figure out her next move.
It’s no secret that Rihanna wants to have children and get married in the near future, but it seems as if the men that have come into her life haven’t impressed her enough to take a hiatus from her music career and focus on motherhood and marriage.
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