Karrueche Tran and Rihanna find themselves in yet another love triangle.
The 27-year-old American model has allegedly been involved with the singer’s new boyfriend, Karim Benzema.
As reported by Life & Style, “Rihanna is Karim’s main chick, but Karrueche is side chick.
“He’ll bring Rihanna to party with his friends and sleep over at his L.A. rental. [And] he’ll have his driver pick [Karrueche] up and bring her to him at a hotel.”
A source said that the pair was “very happy and friendly with each other right away.”
“They went and sat at a private VIP table where they got cozy sitting close to each other and whispering in each others ears,” the source added. “Things are starting off very slow but gradually heating up. Nothing is official yet but the romance is definitely heating up.”
Rihanna and Tran have dated Chris Brown in the past.
Brown and Rihanna had ended their relationship in 2009 when he abused her before the Grammy Awards. Three years later, the two aroused their relationship – which Brown confirmed in January 2013 – but they split again after a few months.
Tran and Brown were in an off and on relationship until this spring, when it was discovered that Brown had cheated on Tran with Nia Guzman and had also fathered a child.
Rumors that Rihanna and Benzema were dating started to gain traction in June when the two were spotted eating eggs at the Cuban diner Coppelia in New York City.
As reported by E! News, a source said, “Rihanna and Karim were seating across from each other. There were about four people at the table and a few more in another table from the same party.”
“They came separately and they were speaking French at some point,” the source said.
According to a source close to Rihanna, the singer and Benzema are “very much into each other” and have been “dating officially for a few weeks now.”
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