Rihanna

For those of you keeping track at home, it was barely a week ago that Chris Brown tweeted a picture of himself with Rihanna, looking like a happy couple, even though Rihanna was sunning herself solo in Barbados, and the week before that, she'd tweeted out a series of cryptic messages like "Examine what you tolerate" that sounded suspiciously like she'd given Chris the heave-ho.

But I think we know these two better than that. Because they love nothing more than this relationship roller coaster ride and all its resulting publicity. So there they were: Lakers game. Courtside. Christmas Day. Proving these two are madly in love (with the cameras). Sick!

The on-off couple spent Christmas Day together at a Lakers-Knicks basketball game. Because nothing says "we're a publicity hungry pair" like courtside seats. (See: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.)

At this point, I'm fairly convinced that these two are together purely for the publicity it generates. In fact, it may be one big fake-o relationship, so fake it makes the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries nuptials look like your great-grandparents' wedding ceremony.

To wit: Christina Milian, who apparently hangs out with this group, has gone on record saying that so far as she knows, Chris Brown's girlfriend is model Karrueche Tran. And even after Brown made a "videogram" declaring his drunken love for both Karrueche and Rihanna, and then he supposedly broke up with Karrueche, Brown's driver was spotted giving Karreuche money for gas. Then a couple of weeks ago, Brown was reportedly spotted in Paris with his ex-girlfriend. That's when Rihanna began sending out passive aggressive tweets.

I think these two PR-loving hounds know exactly how to keep themselves in the gossip columns. Are they in love? Sure. This is love to them. When the cameras go away, they'll figure out they're not.

Do you think Chris and Rihanna are really together?


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