Have You Ever Been “Karrueched” ?
Part of Speech: Verb
Over the Thanksgiving holidays Karrueche Tran posted the following pic of her visiting her boyfriend, Chris Brown, in rehab.
I like Karrueche Tran. She’s cute. She’s supportive. She has a unique sense of style. She’s humble…the list goes on. But, let’s face it. When most people think of Karrueche, they think of Chris Brown. And you know what most people think about when the words Chris Breezy are uttered… (and I’m not talking about positive words pertaining to his musical talents or superb performance skills.)
Though everyone has the right to have a personal life—one that is free from public criticism of their romantic relationships and the like— celebrities, in particular, have a hard time keeping their relationships out of the public eye. Everybody (and their mama) feels as if they need to know who their favorite celebrity is dating (or doing) ,when and why! Some celebrities share this information freely while others, like Kerry Washington, run off to Idaho and get married on the low without telling a soul.
So what’s a girl to do with Chris Brown as her boyfriend? Ever since his 2009 pre- Grammys domestic dispute with Rihanna, Chris has been on the relationship watch radar. So when he started getting pretty public about his budding relationship with Karrueche, people were just waiting for something to happen. A few years later, and after much public speculation about him getting back with Rih-Rih, he publicly admitted to possibly being in love with the two women at the same time.
For anyone in love, hearing that your significant other believes he loves you and his ex could be a big blow.
Chris Brown would probably argue that he was just “expressing his emotions” so I wasn’t that surprised when he dumped (or did he?) Karrueche and went back to Rih-Rih for a bit.
But…the Rihanna episode was just that— an episode. In no time, the two parted ways and Chris Brown went right on back to his boo- thang Karrueche.
While I personally don’t really care about their relationship, I do think that it brings up some interesting notions of what it means to be in a relationship in the public view. In many ways, you could very much be publicly humiliated in the blink of an eye besides the drama and gossip of being a celebrity.
While I don’t think Karrueche got as much flack as Rihanna did for returning to Chris because their parting didn’t involve a domestic dispute, I do wonder the following:
1. If the situation were flipped, would Chris Brown have been so open to reconciliation?
2. How would the public react?
3. Is Karrueche seen as “weak” for her decision to return? If so, why?
I’m not shaming any woman on who she decides to date or why. Heck, we all have our shares of relantionship blunders and WTH moments. In many ways, young relantionships are all about experimentation, trial and error, and finding oneself.
Nevertheless, I don’t think anyone would want to be Karrueched, but ish happens. Every experience is a learning experience.
Love is a powerful drug.
So they say.
Can you relate to Chris Brown and Karrueche’s relationship? What can we learn from the two?