updated 10/10/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/11/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
Love and relationship expert Patti Stanger is a best-selling author and the star of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker. She’ll be blogging regularly for PEOPLE.com about celebrity relationships. Get Patti’s advice on all things love, sex, relationships, astrology, fashion, beauty, recipes and more on PattiKnows.com.
While the official word is that Chris Brown and Rihanna are just friends, some would say that paparazzi pictures point to a more-than-friends situation.
Are the two singers baby-stepping their way back together? It’s not clear. But if they are headed for relationship round two, my advice is to keep things as private as possible.
Though most women would tell Rihanna to run for the hills, her heart may be pulling her in the other direction – and that’s a powerful organ to ignore.