Embattled singer Chris Brown is hoping to put his troubled romance with ex-girlfriend Rihanna firmly behind him - he's dating aspiring model Karrueche Tran.
The R&B star hit the headlines again last Tuesday (22Mar11) when he smashed a window backstage at the New York studios of breakfast show Good Morning America following a tense interview about his 2009 assault on then-lover Rihanna.
He subsequently apologised for his behaviour, admitting he lashed out because he needed to "let off steam".
But Brown's spirits appear to have been lifted by his renewed love life - the new couple was snapped laughing and joking with the singer's entourage during a shopping trip in Los Angeles on Friday (25Mar11).
Tran has been linked to Brown since the beginning of March (11). It's his first public romance since splitting from the Umbrella beauty weeks after the 2009 attack.