Chris Brown posts a tribute to Rihanna on her 30th birthday

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

Chris Brown and Rihanna have a long and complicated history, but he still wished her a happy 30th birthday on Tuesday.

The throwback photo of the birthday girl as a cute little tot, which crossed just after midnight, has nearly 600,000 likes so far.


The pair had a headline-making romance, which we touch on in in this review of Rihanna’s romances. They were basically kids in the midst of superstardom when they fell in love, and it was a toxic affair. In February 2009, he assaulted her after a pre-Grammy party — the horrific photos went viral — and he wound up with a felony conviction. They parted ways but nonetheless tried to make it work again, rekindling things in late 2012 and splitting again the next year.

Rihanna and Chris Brown attend the Grammy Awards in 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

“I don’t hate him. I will care about him until the day I die,” Rihanna, who now dates Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel, told Vanity Fair in November 2015.

Clearly, he feels the same way.

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