Rihanna's 'love of her life' sure knows how to play with her mind

Rihanna and Chris Brown may still insist they’re ‘just good friends’.

But Now can reveal there is more to their friendship than meets the eye as he’s secretly commissioned a sexy portrait of Ri-Ri as a surprise gift to her.

Chris, 23, employed hot graffiti artist Bambi – whose customers include Brad Pitt and Adele – to create a fierce image of Rihanna, 24.

Sources say it was to likely to be to commemorate the five-year anniversary of when they first got together – which will no doubt go down like a lead balloon with Chris’s current girlfriend Karrueche Tran, 24.

The picture’s being shipped to Barbados, where Ri-Ri has a family home.

Bambi’s agent Lenny Villa says he wasn’t able to confirm who’d commissioned the painting, but strongly hints that it could be her abusive ex Chris.

He tells Now: ‘It’s a romantic surprise for her from a very controversial figure.

‘Was it a former lover? You could be right!

‘It’s being sent to Barbados.’

The gift – costing ‘five figures’ – comes as Rihanna indicated there’s still hope for her and Chris.

Read more about Rihanna’s and Chris Brown’s relationship in Now dated 3 September 2012 – out now!


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