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Rihanna, Instagram Insults, a Baby & More! Chris Brown’s Ex Karrueche’s Revealing Interview with Iyanla



Life coach Iyanla Vanzant interviewed model Karrueche Tran for an hour special on the Oprah Winfrey Network – OWN.Karrueche - Iyanla OWN Interview 4

The interview started off with Karrueche saying she wants to tell her story, and Iyanla commended her for allowing the interview, as it’ll be an example for many young women in similar situations.

At some point, Kae’s manager paused the interview, as he didn’t like the direction it was going in, but Kae and Iyanla decided to continue.

Here’s what we learned:

How They Met
Karrueche met Chris 5 years ago when she was 21, on a styling job. She gave Chris’ dancer her number, and he got it from there.

The First Call/Date
Chris called, introduced himself as CB and asked for them to go out that night. They went out for dinner at 2:30 am, where they were bombarded by fans asking for autographs.

The Dating Phase
“When I first met him he was nice and charming and I wanted to be a friend. I wanted to be different from all those girls that want to sleep with him, that will go crazy and use him. I wanted to be different.”

Iyanla immediately called Karrueche’s perception as a mistake, her expecting that Chris will be different with her. She also said ‘like draws like’, and asked Kae what it is about her that ‘would draw a damaged man into your life’.

Kae said she made Chris wait about two months before having sex, and she doesn’t think it was too soon. She also said she can count the number of men she’s slept with on one hand.

How Did He Break Kae’s Heart?
Karrueche - Iyanla OWN Interview 1“Betrayal, lying, cheating and everything”. She says she’s embarrassed and the world sees it. She asks, ‘what was I thinking’?

On How Kae Feels About Him Now
Kae said she still loves him. She wants things to be different. She said she tried to help him, she has taken him to church, to pray, do yoga etc.

Kae’s Personality & Family Background
She says she’s not in touch with her feelings sometimes and rarely confides in people what she’s going through. She says she’s OK when she’s not. Kae’s dad wasn’t consistent in her life and her mum and her didn’t talk about relationships.

Taking it Back … Chris and Rihanna
Chris told her ‘he was going out’, while Kae was in his condo. She later saw photos of Rihanna and Chris out at a basketball game. He had said Rihanna and him were friends, when they were more than that.

What Kae Will Change
She says she will say less on social media.

Iyanla then spoke to Christina Milian, Kae’s Best Friend
Karrueche - Iyanla OWN Interview 2Christina said, “all her friends are family” and advice Kae without judging her or focusing on the Chris situation, but she is private.

Chris Brown Doesn’t Want to Settle Down
Kae wanted to marry Chris Brown, even after, as Iyanla pointed out, ‘he lied to you. He betrayed you and did it all publicly’. Kae said she wanted to wait for him to mature, even though he said he wasn’t ready.

In a touching and funny moment, Iyanla asked Kae if she has ever cried on big bosoms, and held her in an embrace.Karrueche - Iyanla OWN Interview 3

The Mistakes Kae Knows She’s Made
Not having a voice, not having boundaries.

On The News Chris Has a Baby Outside Wedlock
Kae found out he has a baby on social media. He apologized, dropped off flowers and has tried to talk to her in person.

Would She Go Back?
Kae said there’s no going back, she’s trying to be her strongest. As of now, there’s no going back.

Fame, Famous Men
Kae said fame is not as great as it’s perceived to be, even though there are good moments – traveling, making money, looking nice.

She said she’s open to dating another public figure.

The Future
“It’s me time”. Kae called herself a work in progress, and will focus on being strong and facing her career.

Iyanla’s Final Advice
Give your heart to God and yourself before you give it to another man. “Without a test, you can’t have a testimony”.


Did you catch the interview?! 

We’re looking forward to seeing Kae’s career blossom beyond the relationship drama.


  1. bruno

    March 30, 2015 at 11:07 am

    first of all, who has time to read all this sh!t.

    pls can this chic go away.apart from being a side chic to chris Brown, what else does she have going on in her life.

    you dated chris brown, so u wont let us rest again. biko give her a reality show so we can hear word.

    • FatimaSoPretty

      March 31, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      She been with chris all this time… How do you expect her to feel??? Shut your dumba-s up. Obviously the read it if your commenting dumba-s

  2. ruth

    March 30, 2015 at 11:14 am

    gosh!!! this is tiring… gurl move on!! same old story, isn’t she tired alrdyy from milking this “playing the victim card” all the time.

  3. AW

    March 30, 2015 at 11:15 am

    While I sympathise with her, she allowed Chris Brown mess with her. Yes, love can sometimes be addictive, but you have to take care of No 1, YOU! No one else would if you don’t.

  4. @edDREAMZ

    March 30, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Like i earlier said and continue saying, this babe doesnt love chris but the firm so she should go look for a non celebrity to marry but that will never happen bcos she wants the fame…..

    • JUSTME

      March 30, 2015 at 11:59 am


  5. Babym

    March 30, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Awwwww i genuinely wish this girl all the very best going forward, she seems like a nice sweet girl who just loved a total douchebag. I pray she learns from her mistakes, keep healing and never go back to him!

    • Grown Woman

      March 30, 2015 at 11:51 am

      So true, i really think she’s a sweet girl…people are always so quick to condemn her. I pray she finds a good man that will love her the right way.

    • Angela

      March 30, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you for this comment. All i have being seeing is hate comment from ignorant haters

  6. bim

    March 30, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Best advice ever,given by iyanla to kae

  7. Rs

    March 30, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Aww poor thing

  8. j

    March 30, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Love makes people (especially ladies) make mistakes. She seems soo sweet and nice. She was never a side chick. From the interview it is clear that she got with Chris almost 2 years after the incident where he beat Rihanna and yes at a time Chris was in a relationship with both Rihanna and her, but that makes him a cheat, it does not make her a side chick or a boyfriend snatcher. The mistake is from Chris Brown and not her.
    If she needs to shout to the world to get over what has happened…then she should be allowed to.
    Every ones pain, story and experience is valid. People should be allowed to share so we can learn and avoid mistakes. I learnt alot from the full interview and I absolutely love Iyanla because of this. Its a must watch for every woman

  9. lol

    March 30, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Men she was so naive. Love makes people like that. I know like 4 girls like that’s so I know how she feels. The difference is they moved. Karruche move on love.

  10. Keke

    March 30, 2015 at 11:50 am

    A Lot of people don’t understand what she is passing through and I am personally proud of her,it takes a lot of courage to walk out on someone you love because we always somehow hope they would change n love us the way we deserve, talking about it is therapeutic,if you don’t want to read or watch don’t click,allow her mourn her relationship end the way she wants..Maybe watching it on a bigger screen will help her with the closure she rock kae kae,you would be fine hun..

  11. Oluwabusola Adedire

    March 30, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I look at her, I see a woman becoming. This is her big test before she gets her testimony. At least she gets a chance to start over. Do you know how many women are married to men like Chris Brown? She seems like a beautiful person inside, I pray she finds better. She deserves better.

  12. Le coco

    March 30, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    It’s unfortunate Tht she is being called a side chick.. It his girl was there before Rihanna.. Bt unfortunately because she was not famous nobody knew.. It’s sad because she allowed a man determine her life.. She will learn.. I don’t think she is as poisonous nd malicious as Rihanna.. She shld Jst heal

  13. Debbie

    March 30, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Karrueche I am glad you did the interview Chris Brown still have not mature yet , Nia Amey you where wrong what kind of example are you showing your 13year old daughter,also you had another man believing he was the dad . Do you know that saying Karma is a bitch and what goes around comes around . Karrueche keep your head up and you are a beautiful soul , Chris you had a diamond in front of you but you tarnish her .

    • Kiwi

      March 30, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      As I recalled in the article about Chris giving Karrueche 2 diamond rings because he really doesn’t know much about diamonds. Which explains why he failed miserably with her and didn’t know how to treat the treasure Karrueche was.

  14. Naija Dire

    March 31, 2015 at 12:52 am

    And this should be the 3rd abi 4th time they’ve broken up.. and this girl is seriously expecting me to believe that she didn’t see it coming.. abegi

    • kay

      March 31, 2015 at 10:32 pm

      I like your fac

  15. The Buttery Hotness

    March 31, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Date Chris Brown and end up on the OWN network therapy seat with someone handing you a box of tissue paper to clean the tears you are “sharing”

  16. Diddy

    March 31, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Make una give them some time dem go come back togeda,who believe se after d beating wey chris give riri she still crawl back to him,no be celebrities especially d hollywood where dem dey display crazy things abt their lives,make una no dey surprise se to hear se dem dey screw behind pple back,just a mata of time we know know and pple must catch them,this interview na for OWN Network to get their rating high,every thing here na just stage dem stage am.Infact is just a charade.

  17. Anon2

    March 31, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Kae needs to create her own identity. I pray for her sake she doesn’t fall to the whims of Chris once again. After all this public declaration, it will be such a shame!

  18. FatimaSoPretty

    March 31, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Yall some f-n haters… Just mad she got exposure and yall cant even get a value meal!!!

  19. kiara sparks

    April 2, 2015 at 12:22 am

    God knows I love you, I ‘ve always wished the best comes out of your relationship with CB, cos honestly speaking that guy needs help and you did your best. you were such a sweetheart n a strong person while with him. I love you and I pray God sees you try and gives you your heart desires. ♡♡

  20. Tutsie

    April 2, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Chris Brown is damaged and she try fixing the wrong person. Let’s no quick to judge , some people needs fixing in fact lots of people but the big question is are they willing to be fixed????once you know you have. Problem, seek help and for the ladies pls stop damaging a man for the best innocent woman.. TutuLolaAboh

  21. Jay

    April 8, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    kae wants the sympathy..yet like she said its relatable thats why people care about her situation there aint no hater but just person that gives their opinion.. if u put yourself in her shoes you wouldve long time moved on unless you want sum thing coz that aint love u going back to for…too many mistakes too many chances givin to CB.. so in that order the caring people will say u a hater.. for the caring people that support her is true to feel so coz its sad and if u were in her shoes its heartbreaking.. Bigger picture thow is.. Y she continues to let herself get hurt… ??? Just mayb there is no emotions related but just the presence of the being and the moments they share.. but all comes down to what wendy williams said… i just hope for her Kae.. could grow and mature instead of waiting for him to. i wish her luck and for CB his been through most shit of is childish decisions..he will grow i believe people can change question is when?? #RIRINAVY

  22. Favor

    April 13, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Karrueche, i understand how you feel after all those dramas, but my advice to you is that you don’t need to go on social medias to share your problem. learn to handle it privately, learning from the interview, you still do love the guy, who knows if one day you guys will not get back together?. take it easy and try to focus on your self for now. LV U!

  23. Vivi

    April 13, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    U know what they say, Karma is a bitch. This babe was happy to be another woman (Rihanna’s) rival, acting all happy with Chris, making the world think the problem was from Rih. Now, she’s on that couch, she probably loved him but didn’t need to be the sand in another woman’s garri. In those four years, a better guy might have located her. Ladies, if he’s got a babe and tells you all sorts to use you as a side chick, while you feel good, remember the Karrueche story #myTwoCents

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