The reaction to Chris Brown's Instagram tribute to his ex Rihanna on her birthday yesterday was very mixed. Hardcore Rihanna fans urged Breezy to remove the post because of his troubled past with the Barbadian singer, while others found the act was sweet and unexpectedly kind. While it may have been shocking that Chris shared his well wishes so publicly instead of texting or calling his ex, it may be even more surprising to some to hear that they reportedly talk to each other all the time. 

Sources spoke exclusively to celebrity and entertainment magazine Us Weekly to reveal that Riri and CB remain on good terms and that the former couple is actually very close. The source divulged, "Fans might have been surprised that Chris wished Rihanna a happy birthday so very publicly on social media. However, they are good friends and talk all the time.” Brown shared his intentions recently to plan a super-tour with the likes of Bruno Mars, Beyoncé and Rihanna and many were taken aback by the inclusion of the "Work" singer on his list, given their history and very public fall-out.

Breezy shared a personal account of his relationship with Rihanna, and the domestic incident that took place, on his Netflix documentary Welcome To My Life, sharing that the two had a tumultuous tie, fighting often verbally and physically. It is great to hear that the two remain close since they notably came up together, starting with their teenage love affair and ending in disastrous controversy.