Rihanna has apparently asked her record label for “time off” so she can have a baby with Chris Brown.

The pair split in 2009 after Chris was convicted of assaulting Rihanna, but they seem to have rekindled their relationship, with the Diamonds singer posting snaps of herself and Chris on Twitter.

Now friends say the 24-year-old is keen to start a family with the controversial singer.

“She asked her record company when the best time would be for her to take off, as she wants a baby,” an insider divulged to British magazine Closer.

“They just stared at her. Everyone was pretty open-mouthed. But she hasn’t got any time free in her diary until 2014.”

While Rihanna’s dad Ronald Fenty has publicly said he supports his daughter’s decision to reunite with Chris, her mother Monica Braithwaite doesn’t seem quite so sure.

Monica has apparently been reaching out to the singer to try and talk her out of a relationship with Chris.

“She called Rihanna to yell at her, asking what she’s doing with her life,” a source explained.

“They’ve been blowing up over the Chris issue for weeks now. Her mom has told her not to waste any time on Chris and said, ‘Is this the type of man you want as your baby’s dad? He’s acting just like your dad used to.’”

Rihanna has previously revealed that Ronald struggled with alcohol and drug addiction and was abusive to her mother.

However, Monica’s comments allegedly haven’t got through to the singer.

Rihanna has allegedly told friends to keep New Year’s Eve free, with friends convinced the couple are planning a surprise wedding on that date.

“This has made Rihanna even more determined to marry him,” the source sighed.

Meanwhile, Chris has made a return to Twitter with a reflective message.

The singer simply wrote “#CarpeDiem” on his page on Monday, marking his social media comeback after a bitter feud with comedienne Jenny Johnson about Rihanna.