We imagine the latest news isn’t going to make Rihanna’s fans – or Chris Brown’s girlfriend - jump for joy. The Barbadian superstar was photographed leaving Manhattan’s Gansevoort Park Hotel on Tuesday (October 2, 2012) – what’s the big deal you may ask? The Gansevoort is a pretty swanky place. Well, yes it is, but Brown was staying at the same place, on the same night, reports the New York Daily News.

Rihanna and Chris Brown had apparently reignited their relationship the previous night, at a nightclub in New York City, with several eyewitnesses claiming the pair were smooching on the dance-floor. Though Brown left the club five minutes before Rihanna, it’s reported that they both arrived back at the Gansevoort. Brown, 23, also left the hotel the following morning and was then spotted meeting his girlfriend Karrueche Tran at another hotel. “I just spent the night in the same hotel as Rihanna,” probably wasn’t his opening gambit, though it looks as though Karreuche has become aware of the rendezvous, tweeting, “there's a difference between a man and a boy,” adding, “I prefer men.”

In case you’ve been living under a couple of fist-sized rocks for the past three years, you’ll know that Brown was arrested in 2009 for brutally beating Rihanna on the eve of the Grammy Awards. He is still on probation for the assault.