Rihanna, Chris Brown Reportedly Split, Surprising No One

Rihanna and Chris Brown have reportedly ended their rekindled romance, but it also seems that, no matter what happens, the pair can’t seem to quit one another.

Rihanna and Chris Brown famously split after he assaulted her several years back, but, eventually, the couple tentatively began to contact, see, and date one another.

Rihanna received a significant amount of criticism for returning to the man who’d harmed her, and Brown’s public image has never fully recovered from the incident — despite his frustration and seemingly feeling as if he’s suffered enough for his taboo transgression.

TMZ spies snapped and papped Rihanna out clubbing in L.A. last night after her alleged latest Chris Brown split, puffing the magic dragon openly in a venue. The site says Rih was “ripping a fat blunt inside a Hollywood nightclub early Monday morning,” adding:

“Sources inside Greystone Manor nightclub tell us, Rihanna arrived around 1am with her assistant and security guard … and pretty much kept to herself. She left an hour or so later.”

The site had reported earlier that a “mystery blonde” got between Rihanna and Chris Brown, but later spoke to the woman — who not only denied seeing Brown, but also dating any black men in general? Really, that’s what she said:

“I am always Chris’ waitress. I know him and am friends with his friends. Nothing has ever happened. I just work there. In the photos, he was handing me a bottle to drink out of. Of course people are going to twist it another way. I don’t go for black guys.”

The woman, Keisha Kimball, added:

“Whatever is going on between Rihanna and Chris Brown is between them. I’m not trying to be a home wrecker.”

In the realm of celeb gossip, however, it’s expected that Rihanna will take up with her on-again, off-again beau in short order.