Karrueche Tran Admits She Knew Chris Brown Was Involved With Her and Rihanna at the Same Time

Having a secret lovechild was the straw that broke the camel’s back for Karrueche Tran and her long, rocky relationship with Chris Brown, but let’s not forget where it all started: in a love triangle with Rihanna.

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Tran opened up about her relationship with the R&B singer to OWN’s Iyanla Vanzant, addressing topics she’s never touched before — like Brown’s involvement with Rihanna during the beginning of their relationship.

“I was under the impression that it was a friend-type of…not a friend but it wasn’t what it became to be,” she revealed. “I knew [about Rihanna]. I didn’t want to believe it because I loved him.”

Love was a big topic during her interview in which she also addresses what exactly she saw in Brown (after his violent history).

“I wanted to love him because that’s what he needs,” she admits to figuring out after being with him for four years. “Love.”

Finally, the 26-year-old model also admits that her knack for opening up on social media only resulted in further criticism and everyone having an opinion about her, her life and her relationship.

“It’s nobody’s business but you and the person or just you yourself, and [social media] again allows everybody to… it leaves an open space for everybody to say what they want and have an opinion,” Tran reflects. “I’ve learned it a few times, but I’ve learned it the hard way.”

Tran’s full interview on OWN premieres March 28 and 8 p.m.