Chris Brown 'still loves' Rihanna: Will Barbadian beauty split from Drake for him?

Rihanna is in a relationship with Drake.

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

Chris Brown reportedly still has feelings for former girlfriend, Rihanna. The Loyal hitmaker apparently feels there are chances of reunion with the Barbadian beauty.

Brown also thinks that the FourFiveSeconds hitmaker's relationship with Drake will end soon. A source told Hollywood Life: "Now Chris could say the same thing about Ri and it be true. She ain't married and he doesn't think her relationship with Drake will last. Chris isn't the reason why Drake, Travis [Scott], Matt [Kemp], Leo [DiCaprio] and the others haven't worked out. And at the end of the day, Chris knows he's still on Ri's mind. And he still loves her dearly. Chris doesn't believe for a second that romance and intimate relationship with Rihanna is over for good. It's just a matter of time."

Drake confessed that he is in love with Rihanna at the MTV Video Music Awards 2016 held at Madison Square Garden on 28 August in New York City. The Canadian rapper presented the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to her at the event and talked how he first met the Barbadian beauty.

"The first time I met Robyn Fenty [Rihanna's real name] was in 2005," the 29-year-old said. "She was shooting a music video at a restaurant called Avocado in Toronto. The song was 'Pon de Replay' and the director was Little X. I was introduced to her... It's hard to believe that 11 years later we'd come together to create the visual for a song called 'Work.' Today the world knows X as Director X... 11 years later, they still know Rihanna as the one and only Rihanna."

"She succeeds by doing something which no one in this industry does, which is be herself. She's someone I've been in love with since I was 22 years old," he said. "She's one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life I've looked up to her even though she's younger than me."

Rihanna and Drake
Rihanna and Drake exchanged kisses on the cheeks as he presented her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award on Sunday night during the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City Reuters

Meanwhile, Rihanna posted a photo message on her Instagram account, bashing her former boyfriends. The post read: "None of my exs are married or in happy relationships so it's safe to say that I wasn't da problem lol."