RihannaRihanna and Chris Brown have been dunzo for awhile now, but no one really knew the reasons WHY. Well, besides maybe the fact that he kept hooking up with his ex, Karrueche Tran. That's reason enough, right? Also how he once pummeled Rihanna's face until it looked like a boxer's after 12 rounds? Yeah, there was that.

But a source tells HollywoodLife the real reason behind the split, and it doesn't come as a huge surprise. Rihanna apparently just couldn't "trust" her ex. And she learned from that, big time.

The source says:

[Rihanna] learned that without trust, you ain’t got shit. You have to trust the guy you’re with and vice-versa. When trust is gone, everything is bad. And that’s something that’s hard as f**k to repair. It can be done, but both people have to be mature and willing to work on it. It’s not possible if only one person puts in the work. When [Rihanna] had some downtime on tour, she would read relationship books and search online about love and how to rebuild trust to make sure she wasn’t the one who was crazy. And guess what? She isn’t crazy. Rihanna did what she had to do.

Is it me or does this sound like Rihanna herself could have said that? Anyway, can you imagine Rihanna on tour with Women Who Love Too Much and Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them on her bedside table? Hey, if anyone needed a little relationship repair reading, it was Rihanna.

But, really, should she have been so surprised? This is a guy who made a video proclaiming that he loved two women -- Rihanna and Karrueche. He didn't exactly seem like he was ready to settle down and get to "wifeing."

That said, it sounds like Rihanna made the right choice. Trust is very difficult to get back once it's lost, and I've found that one out too. Haven't most of us at one time or another? Unfortunately, sometimes we want it back so badly that we're willing to put up with someone telling you you're "crazy." It's called gaslighting. But you're not crazy. Rihanna -- she's a little crazy. But not you.

Rihanna sounds like she's still pissed over the toxic relationship too, writing on Instagram:

I hate when ex’s say ... "I'm here if you need me." Where the f**k were you when we were together and I needed you?

HA. Word! Good for Rihanna for kicking this untrustworthy gaslighter to the curb.

Have you ever lost trust in a relationship?


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