He recently wished her a happy 30th birthday, years after their tumultuous relationship landed them in international headlines when he assaulted her in 2009.

But Rihanna and Chris Brown are friendly and communicate regularly, a source has told Us Weekly.

‘They are good friends and talk all the time,’ a source told the website.

Rihanna/ Instagram

Chris wished Rihanna a happy 30th birthday on Tuesday by posting a photo of the singer as a young girl in honor of her big day.

‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY @badgalriri,’ he captioned the photo.

However, the image drew the ire of many fans of Rihanna, who urged the hit-maker to remove the photo, adds Us Weekly.

Chris even recently proposed the idea of touring with his ex-girlfriend.

Chris Brown
Chris Brown/ Instagram

The Say It With Me singer – who last toured three years ago with Trey Songz and Tyga – wrote: ‘Just thinking…. A CRAZY WORLD TOUR would BEYONCE, RIHANNA, BRUNO MARS, CHRIS BROWN. “2 for 2”. And if y’all decide to do it without me… give me 10%.’ (sic).

Some of his followers raised eyebrows at the idea of him reuniting with the Diamonds singer onstage.

Chris infamously admitted to beating Rihanna back in 2009 ahead of her scheduled performance at that year’s Grammys and pleaded guilty to felony assault.