Chris Brown Flirts With Rihanna on Instagram: All The Ways He’s Shown He’s Still In Love With the Singer

Chris Brown and Rihanna haven’t been together in over a decade but that hasn’t stopped the “Fine China” singer from trying to get back in his ex’s good graces. After a rough breakup that included domestic battery and a restraining order, the two tried to remain friends and even gave their love another shot with a brief reconciliation. They ultimately decided they weren’t good for each other.

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Chris Brown and Rihanna attend Grammys 2013 | Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS

Still, Brown has made his love for Rihanna known through social media comments filled with heart emojis under her photos. 

Both have dated other people but it’s clear Brown may view Rihanna as the one who got away. Here’s a few hints at why fans think Brown may still be head over heels for Rihanna.

Chris Brown flirts with Rihanna on Instagram

Rihanna recently promoted her lingerie line, Savage X Fenty, on Instagram with pictures from a racy photoshoot. Brown was one of the first to comment on the singer’s post. “I wanna be the lamp,” Brown wrote — a reference to a prop featured in the shot. He capped his compliment off with a smirking face emoji.

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Brown later deleted the comments but it wasn’t the first time fans caught him reminiscing over the singer online. In 2018, he posted a throwback baby photo of Rihanna on his Instagram page to wish his ex a happy birthday when she turned 30. He later removed the birthday shoutout from his page. 

Months after the birthday post, Brown was caught once again liking and commenting on his ex’s page when she posted a promotional photo for the release of her holiday lingerie collection.

Chris Brown reflected on relationship with Rihanna in documentary 

In his 2017 documentary, Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life, Brown spoke candidly about the ups and downs he shared with the Barbados born beauty. He detailed the horrific night that led to their domestic violence incident, citing his infidelity as the culprit. 

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“It just went downhill because there were too many verbal fights, physical fights as well,” he explained. “Mutual sides… We would fight each other. She would hit me, I would hit her and it never was OK.”

Brown revealed the fight made him feel like a “monster.” Despite the tragic night, Brown insisted that his love for the singer never wavered. “I still love Rihanna,” he declared.

Where do Chris Brown and Rihanna stand now?

Brown and Rihanna reconciled briefly in 2012 after collaborating on their duet “Birthday Cake.” The backlash was harsh and swift and they decided to go their separate ways with Brown continuing an on-again-off-again relationship with Karrueche Tran that would last for four years.

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Rihanna dated other industry players, including Drake, as she distanced herself from Brown. She told Vanity Fair in 2015 that she’d always love Brown, but knew they could not be together:

“I don’t hate him. I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now.”

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Rihanna is in a relationship with Saudi Arabian businessman, Hassan Jameel, and Brown has become a father of two. Hollywood Life reported in 2018 that Rihanna misses Brown and considers re-establishing a friendship with him in the near future.