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Karrueche Tran rang in a whole new decade of life on May 17, and she did so with a whole new love.

After spending a chunk of her 20s with on-again, off-again ex Chris Brown, which wasn’t the healthiest relationship (she broke up with him after he had a baby with another woman), she entered her 30s with football star Victor Cruz. The two made a connection late last year, and Tran told UsWeekly recently that it’s been a nice change being with a guy who treats her so warmly.

“He’s so sweet, like a really nice guy, he’s genuinely kind and it’s so refreshing to be with such a kind, great guy,” she said. “And it doesn’t hurt that his body is bangin’!”

The 31-year-old Super Bowl champ, who hasn’t played since being released by the New York Giants in 2017, is training for an NFL comeback this fall. The hard work he has put into keeping his body together has been a source of motivation for Tran, who was initially just trying to boost her backside (and successfully did).

“His body looking like that really motivates me to get mine right — I have to make sure my body is just as bangin’!” she said.

But more than anything, she’s just enjoying the positive company that Cruz has been.

“It’s so refreshing and different for me to be around his good-hearted energy,” Train said. “We mesh so well, we laugh all the time and have such a great time together.”


The two spent her big 3-0 birthday together, partying it up with friends, including Christina Milian, in New York City on Thursday night. Interesting enough, Brown let Tran know he’s still thinking about her by sharing a birthday message. It featured a clip from the video for his song, “Autumn Leaves,” in which she was his co-star in 2015.

An online message is as close as Brown will get to Tran, considering she has a five-year restraining order against him.

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