Chris Brown has allegedly “set up” his ex-girlfriend financially so she can buy herself a house.

The singer split from Karrueche Tran last week and admitted he still has feelings for his former girlfriend Rihanna. It’s thought the two stars are back together after they were seen on a string of dates.

Now Chris has reportedly handed Karrueche money, while Rihanna has given her advice over the phone.

“Neither Rihanna nor Chris wants to make things harder for her than they already are,” a source told British newspaper The Sun.

“Chris wants to set her up financially and do right by her – he wants her to stay in his life if possible. Rihanna called Karrueche for a proper heart-to-heart. They needed to air a few problems. The girls talked for close to two hours. Rih answered all of the questions and Karrueche had a few home truths to tell her.”

Rihanna and Chris split when the star assaulted her in 2009.

But both Rihanna and her father Ronald Fenty seem to have forgiven him for the attack.

"I think everyone makes mistakes and they shouldn’t be held to them forever. Everyone should be forgiven once. There’s a lot more to Chris than the whole world knows," Ronald told In Touch magazine recently.

“I know they love each other. They always have. She's happiest when she's around him, and as long as she's happy, I am happy and the whole world should be too."