Ri-Ri and her ex have never really let go

Chris Brown‘s pretending to have a girlfriend in the shape of model Karrueche Tran, while Rihanna‘s pretending to be totes over him.

But we can reveal that, in reality, Ri-Ri, 24, is planning a secret getaway with her violent ex to see if they can rekindle their relationship.

The couple split in February 2009 after 22-year-old Chris was arrested for assaulting Rihanna ahead of her Grammys performance.

He was put on probation for five years and had to undertake community service and domestic violence counselling.

But since the restraining order against him was lifted a year ago, the pair have had a series of secret meetings and we’re now told they want to spend some quality time together.

Ri wants to know whether she can trust Chris again,’ reveals our source.

They both still love each other, but neither is sure they can be together.

‘They want a few days away, just the two of them, to put things to the test.

‘They haven’t decided where to go for sure yet, but they’re both keen on Mexico.

‘The thing is, no one else is very keen on them being friendly again.’

Read more about Rihanna and Chris Brown‘s secret relationship in the latest issue of Now magazine dated 12 March 2012 – out now!

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