When celebrities are in relationships there’s no such thing as “keeping things private,” especially when it comes to Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran. From the time their relationship began in 2011, they were (and still are) publically criticized. When Tran broke up with Chris Brown via Twitter after she found out that he had a nine-month old baby named Royalty, the world went into a massive frenzy on social media. People from all over the world scrutinized the aspiring model, as she wished Brown “the best of luck with his new family.”
“I have taken to social media to express my feelings,” Tran said on Iyanla: Fix My Life. “[Now] I’m like, trying to throw my phone as far as possible. It’s the worst thing to do… It’s nobody’s business but you and the person or just you yourself.”
During the exclusive interview that Tran had with Iyalna Vanzant during OWN’s Iyanla: Fix My Life, leaving social media alone was one of the many poignant lessons that Tran learnt about keeping healthy relationships. There’s no doubt that we’re living in the age of social media. The youth of this generation are among the top users of most social media platforms on the Internet, which might explain the careless, emotion-driven posts that may appear on your newsfeed.
Your relationship woes and highs shouldn’t be open for everyone to see online. Doing otherwise may encourage others to give unsolicited advice, which may create a great deal of drama. If there’s one thing to take away from Tran’s former relationship with Brown, it’s to communicate with your significant other outside of social media.