Rihanna and Chris Brown’s relationship is certainly complicated but, for now at least, it’s game on.
The Diamonds singer, 24, left Barbados to spend Christmas Day with the R&B performer, 23, in Los Angeles.
For the first time in many years, Chris Brown and Rihanna arrived at a public event together – sitting side-by-side at the Lakers vs. Knicks game at Staples Center.
The two arrived to the arena in the same car earlier today, but got out of the vehicle separately. They eventually met up inside and sat down together in their courtside seats.
They were “laughing and chatting” an eyewitness tells Us Weekly. The twosome, who sat courside together, “looked happy together,” the source adds.
The public appearance seemed to confirm persistent rumors that the two are back together. Chris and Rihanna haven’t officially announced they’re back on -but it sure as hell seems like it … especially with Chris dumping his old GF Karrueche Tran over his undying “love” for RiRi.
The 23-year old Rihanna was all dressed up for the occasion, wearing a black midriff-baring outfit, heels, gold choker necklace and red lipstick. Brown, 23, also dressed in all black with a leather jacket.
She sipped beer from a plastic cup and seemed in good spirits as the pair kept close during the game.
They were among a host of famous faces in the crowd, including Snoop Lion and Red Hot Chili Peppers star Anthony Kiedis.
The superstar couple was dating when Brown blooded RiRi just before the Grammys in February 2009.
The R&B bad boy pleaded guilty to assault after the incident and is still on probation.
The exes have been spending more time together recently and tweeting Instagram photos together. But the “We Found Love” singer alluded she was single on Twitter Dec. 18 by tweeting an E-card that read, “Being single sucks. The only thing I get to do anymore is whatever the f**k I want to do.”
It followed claims the Sweet Love rapper partied with scantily-clad female models and lunched with ex Karrauche Tran while Dubai.
Nevertheless, Rihanna hasn’t been shy in sharing photos with Brown on Twitter. One showed them holding hands and another had them posing next a car with the hashtag #ThugLife.
While she didn’t comment on her romantic Christmas on Twitter, she did post was appears to be an old picture of herself wearing Santa hat and fatigues while with friends.
She wrote: “Santa baby! Hurry down the chimney tonight! Is it too late to be nice?”
According to the Daily Mail, Rihanna checked out of the Barbados home she had been renting in recent weeks on Christmas Eve and flew straight to California.
Her visit to her native island was not without drama – police were called to the property when a man was found trespassing over the weekend.
As it was reported by the police in Barbados that the man – believed to be a German national – mistook the private home as public property. He wasn’t arrested.