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

Chris Brown reportedly sent a bouquet of flowers to Rihanna on 14 February. The FourFiveSeconds hitmaker and the R&B singer care for each other, though they have split.

According to a report in Hollywood Life, the Loyal singer wanted to make Rihanna feel special on Valentine's Day. A source said: "He sent Rihanna and her mother flowers for Valentine's Day. It was the least he could do for two women he has the utmost love and respect for. The genuine gesture was to show them how special they are and let them know they're on his mind on a day like this."

"This type of sh*t always happens to Chris on Valentine's Day. He gets in touch with his feelings and starts reaching out to all his exes. Part of him wants to talk to every ex-girlfriend he's f**ked over and ask them what he can do to be a better man. Deep down, Chris wants to be in REAL, serious love," the insider added.

Brown infamously assaulted the Grammy winner in 2009, by hitting her so forcefully that she had major bruises on her face, a split lip, and a bloody nose. However, the two of them still have a strong and complicated bond, despite their public breakup and drama.

Meanwhile, during an interview with T magazine, Rihanna talked about relationships and the qualities she looks for in a man. She said: "Guys need attention. They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then. I'll give it to my family, I'll give it to my work — but I will not give it to a man right now."

"I'm turned on by guys who are cultured. That'll keep me intrigued. They don't have to have a single degree, but they should speak other languages or know things about other parts of the world or history or certain artists or musicians. I like to be taught. I like to sit on that side of the table," she added.