Karrueche Tran got real when discussing her on-again, off-again relationship with R&B star Chris Brown. The model has been with Brown for three years and she’s been thrown into the public eye due to the relationship. That relationship was under intense scrutiny throughout 2012 and 2013, as Brown and his uber-famous ex, pop star Rihanna, attempted to reconcile after being estranged since Brown’s vicious assault of the singer back in 2009.
In a recent interview, Karrueche admitted that it was a hard road for her — both because of Brown’s indecisiveness regarding who he wanted to be with and because she was unaccustomed to dealing with the glare of the celebrity spotlight.
“Just keeping a level head and positivity,” Tran told Keke Palmer of the “Just Keke” talk show. “I’ve never dated a celebrity before so it was very new to me … Paparazzi and all that. And then, even the situation with Rihanna … People tuned into this so much was because it’s relatable. I have girlfriends, I have family who’s gone through the same situation. It’s the case of the ex. We all go through it. However, in this case, my boyfriend is a celebrity whose ex-girlfriend is an even bigger… So not only am I fighting a battle with her, I’m fighting about it with her 14 million fans.”
Brown and Karrueche are currently together. She has been by his side through numerous run ins with the law and was there when he was released from jail after serving two months back in June.