Chris Brown is still dating his on/off girlfriend Karrueche Tran, according to pal Christina Milian.

The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was rumoured to have rekindled his romance with Rihanna in recent months - the pair spent several nights together at different events and the Umbrella singer uploaded a snap of a topless Brown on a bed via her page.

The reports were fuelled in October (12) when Brown allegedly split from his partner Tran, but singer Milian, who is close friends with the pair, insists they are still very much an item.

She tells American Tv host Wendy Williams, "You know what, from what I've always known, she's his girlfriend. And that's where it lies for me. I see everything in the media. I really don't get into the detail of it, but I think everybody has their own life and how they deal with things. They have the right to handle it how they want. I think they make a great couple."

Rihanna and Brown split in 2009 following a violent altercation on the eve of the Grammy Awards. Brown was subsequently charged with assault and placed on five years probation.