Rihanna has been bonding with Chris Brown's mother over dinner.

The 'Diamonds' singer - who recently rekindled her relationship with the 23-year-old R&B star despite the fact he is still on probation for assaulting her in 2009 - was spotted bonding with his mother Joyce Hawkins last Friday night (26.10.12).

A source told HollywoodLife.com: ''She's been reconnecting with Joyce and they had dinner the other day. They talked about life and what's important in life and of course you know they talked about Chris. I ain't about to get into specifics about what their conversation was about but I know Joyce loves my girl and always thought highly of her.''

Rihanna - who is currently recording her new album 'Unapologetic' in Los Angeles - was reportedly thrilled when Joyce reached out to her and invited her to dinner as she views her as a close friend.

The insider said: ''Joyce is in town spending time with Chris before his tour and she reached out to Rihanna and invited her to dinner. Rihanna ain't turning momma Joyce down and she's glad they got together again. It was good times.

''They were laughing the entire time, talking about the old days and talking about her music and Chris' music - they had a bomb time. They kicked it like young girlfriends.

''I know Joyce gave her so advice about Chris and told [her] Chris loves her so much and Ri was like 'Yeah, I know' and they just bonded like two bad b**ches.''

The 24-year-old singer is reportedly throwing a $100,000 Halloween party tonight (31.10.12) and is concerned 'Turn Up The Music' singer Chris will bring along his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran who he has been in constant contact with since he dumped her because of his ''friendship'' with Rihanna.