As she holiday in Barbados with friends she’s currently worlds apart from the one who captured her heart back in 2008.
But letting Chris Brown that he’s still on her mind, Rihanna uploaded a picture of them holding hands to her Twitter account on Thursday.
Failing to adhere to the notion of the Instagram trend known as throwback Thursday, the 24-year-old opted to post an image of her and Brown, 23, taken only seven days before.
Taking part in the popular activity in which Instagram users post snaps to the application as they reminisce over the past, Rihanna appears to be deeply missing Brown.
In the black and white image Chris’ hand can been seen resting on Rihanna’s thigh as she places her hand over his.
The caption which accompanied the image read: ‘#THROWBACKtolastTHURSDAY’.
Last Tuesday Rihanna posted a similar snap to her Instagram account which saw her snuggling with what appeared to be Brown’s tattooed arm.
‘Damn……. I miss my n***a #thuglife #BFFlife,’ the pop star tweeted to her 27.1 million followers.
Also taking part in the social network tradition Chris further fuelled the Rihanna rumour mill on Thursday by posting a loving picture of the pair, sparking claims they may have reconciled.
In fact, the picture is believed to have been taken in Paris, just a day before the pair sensationally split after Rihanna heard Sweet Love rapper Chris partied with scantily-clad female models and lunched with ex Karrauche Tran in Dubai.
Too add further mystery, to what could be seen as a ‘forgive me’ post, Chris deleted the picture after just 15 minutes.
However thousands of Twitter users retweeted the snap, which shows Rihanna wearing a red fur coat, which she was seen wearing on December 10 in Paris, the same day Chris was spotted leaving her hotel room in the City of Lights.
Just ten days ago… Chris was seen leaving Rihanna’s hotel on December 10 in Paris, while she was seen wearing the same jacket in Brown’s Twitter snap as she emerged from a studio
After weeks of happy texts aimed at Chris and photos of the pair together, the 24-year-old wrote: ‘Examine what you tolerate’, ‘Goodbye muthaf*****’, ‘You give, you get, then you give it the f*** back’ and ‘Claps for the basic b****** (sic)’
In between posting raunchy images of herself, she followed it up, musing: ‘Never underestimate a man’s ability to make you feel guilty for his mistakes.’
Hanging out: On Thursday Rihanna was seen apply mosquito repellent to her torso as she chilled with friends
When asked about her friend’s relationship status with the 23-year-old R&B star, The Voice USA star seemed to confirm they were still an item.
Speaking last week on The Wendy Williams Show on Friday: ‘You know what, from what I’ve always known, she’s his girlfriend.
‘And that’s where it lies for me. I see everything in the media. I really don’t get into the detail of it, but I think everybody has their own life and how they deal with things. They have the right to handle it how they want. I think they make a great couple.’
Love triangle: Despite Chris Brown stating he is no longer with his ex-flame Karrauche Tran her friend Christina Milian recently suggested otherwise
But putting her love woes to one side Rihanna is currently topping up her tan in Barbados.
Staying in a luxury beach front villa, the Diamonds singer was spotted Tuesday at the resort walking around her cosy pad in a tiny green and gold string bikini.
In the company of her bestfriend Melissa Forde, Rihanna enjoyed a few beers, smoked cigarettes and soaked up the sun as she nibbled on some snacks.