Rihanna secretly visited her troubled ex-boyfriend Chris Brown during his recent stint in a Malibu rehab — causing his on-again, off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran to blow her stack.
A source tells Confidenti@l that in late January, Rihanna flew on a private plane to visit Brown at the Malibu rehab center where he is serving a court-ordered stint in an anger management and drug recovery program. Brown entered the program in early November and was slapped with an additional two months by a judge in late February.
Internet rumors had placed RiRi at Brown’s center in early December, but we’re told that was nonsense. In January, our source says, she actually did arrive at the center, spent a few hours with Brown and then jetted out quickly, with only a few staffers knowing.
When she learned of the visit, Brown’s other woman, Tran, dumped him, says our source.
Brown was recently slapped with a further two months in rehab.
“With Chris in rehab, [he] and Karrueche spoke every day and she stood by his side. She took a vacation to Turks and Caicos and told friends the entire time that they were really good and happy together,” our source explains. “She trusts Chris, but when it comes to Rihanna, she has a zero-tolerance policy. Then she found out about the trip.”
Our insider says the back and forth between Tran and Rihanna over Brown has caused Karrueche to despise Rihanna. When she learned Rihanna had visited Chris, he at first denied it.
“She believed him, but he finally admitted that Rihanna had come to see him. She put her foot down and cut him off completely,” says our source.
Tran recently tweeted: “Not dating anyone stop w the bs.”
To try to put Brown out of mind, Tran has been hotel-hopping in New York and Miami for two months, with only a short work trip in Los Angeles to model.
(NY Daily News)