Rihanna and Chris Brown
Rihanna and Chris Brown have remained close though he attacked her in 2009 Reuters

Chris Brown is still in love with Rihanna. The singer has still feelings for the Barbadian beauty though they split years ago.

A source told Hollywood Life: "Chris has never stopped loving Rihanna. He would reunite with her in a heartbeat."

"She's keeping him at arms' length. She still speaks to Chris, but not as often now as she did—she's trying to wean herself off of him, because she knows it will be difficult to fall in love with someone else if her head is still in his space," the insider added.

This comes after Brown confessed he was going to propose Rihanna, before the unfortunate incident, in is new documentary, Welcome To My Life. In 2009, the Loyal hitmaker had infamously assaulted the five-time Grammy winner - he hit her so forcefully that she had major bruising on her face, a split lip, and a bloody nose.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Daily Mail, Rihanna's father Ronald Fenty revealed that his daughter and Brown will not be getting back together. He said: "I don't know what their relationship is now. At the basketball, they just said 'hi and hello'. When we was going to the car park he was trying to talk with her but she turned and was talking to somebody else, so he came and talked to me and I had a picture with him. Afterwards Robyn said, 'dad you really taking pictures with he though?'"

"Let her do what she wants to do. This recycling thing don't work for everything, people don't ask me if I could go back with Ms Fenty. Chris is a player, he ain't ready for no one women yet, he ain't ready. He's a party guy," Fenty added.