Chris Brown and Rihanna were a thing before they finally called it quits in 2013. However, it has been reported that Brown “regrets” leaving his beau.

The rapper allegedly expressed his regrets of losing RiRi upon offering a love advice to his fellow artist, Justin Bieber, notes Hollywood Life. Notably, Bieber hinted that he is missing his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez by posting their photo on Instagram.

According to the source, Brown said he knows the feeling of losing someone and that The Biebs will always love the Latina, just like the way he loves the “Work” hitmaker.

“If Justin doesn’t know that Selena’s his number one Belieber, he’s an idiot,” a source close to Brown allegedly told the website. “Chris refuses to think that his little bro is that stupid. Selena has been holding him down for years. She’s been the one whose never judged him,” the insider added.

The source went on to explain further that Brown has been sympathetic to the Canadian singer. The insider shared, “But just like Chris was when he was younger, Justin’s now insecure and making stupid decisions.”

IB times noted that Brown’s relationship with Rihanna was sort of a rollercoaster. The two became the center of media attention when the “Diamonds”singer revealed that she was physically abused by her then-boyfriend, Brown.

After 4 years, the ex-couple reunited but the flair only lasted for months until they separated for good. Both of them are currently busy with their respective careers.

As for Riri, she is currently enjoying the success of her new album “Anti” as she invades the US and the UK for the same concert name. Her new album recently topped the Billboard 200 charts.

How would Rihanna react to the news? She is yet to comment on the issue. More of celebrity news in the future.