*Us Weekly is quoting a source who claims to know the relationship status regarding Chris Brown and Rihanna.
“They’re taking a break,” the spy explains. “Jay-Z told Rihanna she needs to cut things out with Chris, at least in public.”
As Brown awaits felony charges in connection with Rihanna’s beating, the two have been spending time apart on opposite coasts. As previously reported, Brown was seen touring Norfolk State University with family members this week, while Rihanna was house hunting in Los Angeles.
According to the magazine, Brown is said to be hiding out in a house in Montpelier, Va., although he recently emerged to buy 14 baseball caps at a local Lids store.
“He said, ‘It’s not what it seems’ about the Rihanna situation,” salesperson Shavon Bradshaw told Us Weekly.
Meanwhile, Rihanna was looking to buy something substantially bigger than baseball caps. Among the houses she checked out on Monday was a $6.25 million home once owned by Jerry Seinfeld.
Usmagazine.com tracked down her real estate agent, Russ Filice of Sotheby’s International Realty, who said of the singer’s demeanor during the showing, “She was in a great mood,” never mentioned Chris Brown, and “there were no scars, no bruises, no nothing. [She is] very sweet, very pretty.”
The 5,913-square-foot, three-bedroom Hollywood Hills home “has incredible views, a contemporary pool and is very private,” he adds.
“Rihanna just started her search. She looked at three homes with three assistants and a driver,” added Filice. “Her questions were centered around her lifestyle in the house; how she could entertain, how private it is.”
“She wants a home with a great view,” Filice told rival outlet E! News, adding the singer spent about 15 to 20 minutes at the Hollywood Hills property.