Rihanna and Chris Brown go public with their relationship on Christmas Day
THEIR romance has been much rumoured about for months, but Rihanna decided to quash the rumours and put on a very public display of affection with Chris Brown on Christmas Day at a basketball game.
The singer was due to spend Christmas at a six star luxury penthouse apatment in her native Barbados with her family.
However, she fled the island following a security scare when an alleged stalker was said to have gained entry to the property. The Gman believed to be a German national told police he did not realise it was private property he was entering.
Rihanna instead returned to the United States and was snapped yesterday with her controversial ex boyfriend at an LA Lakers and New York Knicks game, sitting courtside and drinking beers.
It is the first time the couple have appeared together in public, since they were rumoured to have rekindled their romance earlier in the year.
Wearing a tight black vest top cut off at the stomach, tight black jeans and killer heels, the 23-year-old singer appeared delighted to be in the company of Brown, who laughed and giggled with her throughout the game, as photographers snapped photos of them.
The R&B rapper is still on probation for the beating he gave to Rihanna in 2009 following a pre Grammy party.
Rihanna at the time sustained sustained trauma to her face and body, including major contusions to both sides of her face, a split lip, swelling, bruising and a bloody nose.
Also on Christmas Day Rihanna posted a photo of herself with Brown, where she appears to be smoking, wearing the same clothes they wore to the basketball game, and the cryptic message:
"Santa baby! Hurry down the chimney tonight! Is it too late to be nice?"