13 June 2012
Chris Brown and Rihanna really aren't doing anything to fight off those pesky reconciliation rumours -- being spotted together on two separate occasions this week!
On Saturday (9 June) Chris joined his ex and her family at Jay-Z's 40/40 to watch the Heat vs Celtics basketball game.
A source told the New York Post of the event, "Rihanna arrived first in a yellow cab, with her family and friends, and was escorted to a private room. Brown arrived a little later and joined her and her family. They sat on the same couch together rooting for the Heat. There was no sign of his girlfriend."
As significant as that sighting is, it wasn't the only one -- with Ri and Chris spotted out later at the same nightclub in the Meatpacking district in NY!
The pair apparently partied in separate booths, but kept a watchful eye on each other all night. Chris even allegedly sent two bottles of champagne over to Rihanna's table.
Sources told the New York Post that a reunion between the former lovers is a very real fear for Rihanna's team.
One source said, "Everyone in the business assumes she and Chris are getting back together, and it is only a matter of time before they'll be more public about it. It's like she is testing the water -- first they work on music together, then they hang out in a friendly way, so the public won't be completely shocked when they step out together publicly."
They added, "There is also a tug of war at Roc Nation over the final say on what she is doing. But everyone agrees they can't control Rihanna and can't stop her seeing Chris, no matter how much they fear the negative public reaction will be. It means she probably won't release another album this year, for fear of a backlash."
Rihanna has most recently been linked to Basketball player J.R Smith, while Chris has been dating model Karrueche Tran for the past year.