Inside Chris Brown & Rihanna’s Star Island Retreat

Matt Donnelly / March 2, 2009

UPDATE: In addition to reportedly working on his relationship with girlfriend Rihanna after the alleged beating incident, Chris Brown is also working on recording new music while in Miami.

E! reports that Brown has been creating new material during late night sessions at Miami’s Hit Factory studio when he’s not jet-skiing at Diddy’s mansion on Star Island.

Rihanna has not been spotted during these late night recording sessions, although she is said to be staying with him at Diddy’s Miami home.

And how is Rihanna’s family handling word that she’s reconciling with the boyfriend who is said to have brutally beaten her?

Her father Ronald Fenty tells Us that he supports his daughter’s decisions.

“I love my daughter with whatever road she takes. I’m behind her win or lose. I will be supportive. If that’s the road she wants to choose, I’m behind her. I hope to see her soon. I talked to her after her birthday, and she told me she’s OK,” he said.


In an exclusive update, Celebuzz has obtained details on the island property where embattled couple Chris Brown and Rihanna have reportedly reunited.

People magazine reports the pair have enlisted the help of Sean DiddyCombs and his extravagant home on Miami’s Star Island.

“It’s like a compound,” a source tells Celebuzz, “there are two guest properties, one of which where [Combs’ mother] Janice lives when she visits. The gem is the main house, however.”

And what a gem. It counts neighbors like Gloria Estefan in walking distance. The property was acquired by Combs from record honcho Tommy Mottola for $20 million, fully furnished complete with original safari prints by artist Peter Beard.

“The house is very minimal, very zen,” the source said. “It’s where Diddy goes to get away.”

If Rihanna and Brown, 20 and 19 respectively, are indeed holed up on the island, it’s only in the lap of luxury.

The property gates are adorned with the rapper’s initials “PD,” for P. Diddy. A large statue of buddah greets guests at the main house entrance, followed by a grand foyer lined with river rocks.

“The formal dining room is gorgeous and the focal point of the house, but the kitchen is where everyone congregates,” the source said.

The commercial-sized kitchen leads to a veranda that spans the entire home, drenched in wicker furniture overlooking a grey stone pool, also lined in river rocks.

“Staff is everywhere, there’s a chef on call 24-hours, and he only burns Dyptique Baies candles.”

Guests of Diddy’s at the retreat have included Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, Bruce Willis and baseball star Derek Jeter.

The show-stopper, however, is an epic dock capped off in a lush cabana overlooking the water.

“You could anchor a Carnival cruise [on the dock],” says our source.

Reps for Brown and Rihanna could not be reached for comment.

In a shocking development in the Chris Brown and Rihanna saga, is reporting that the two have reunited and are currently holed up in one of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ residences.

The website quotes a source saying “they’re together again. They care for each other.”

“While Chris is reflective and saddened about what happened, he is really happy to be with the woman he loves.”

The couple are currently at Combs’ house on Star Island near Miami, Florida, UsWeekly reported later. Brown has been seen smiling, riding a jet ski, and flexing his arm muscles. Rihanna arrived four days ago, a source told the website.

Rihanna has been understandably lowkey since the alleged assault on Grammy weekend which forced her to pull out of the ceremony. Most recently she was pictured in Mexico on vacation.

In its latest issue, People reports that Brown called Rihanna on her 21st birthday one week ago. “He called to wish her happy birthday,” a source told the magazine. “They’ve reached out to each other. It’s been mutual.” 

This is the first time the two have been seen to be together since the incident.

Are you as blown away as we are, or did you see this coming? Let us know!