Rihanna and Chris Brownhaven't necessarily been hiding their hookups, but they're gearing up to go full-on public with their romance ... after 'Unapologetic' drops. And some sources are saying the pair may elope!

A source close to Rihanna told Hollywood Life that the starlet is “hitting the studio real hard these days, but [talks] to Chris every step of the way. As soon as she finishes up with this album, they will be out. She gotta focus and get that album together and stay paid.” Of course, the relationship will also drum up publicity for the record, though the controversy surrounding the pair's domestic violence history may hurt her commercially -- so maintaining an air of mystery will likely be a good idea for the time being.

ContactMusic reports that Brown cut off all contact with his ex, Karrueche Tran. A source spilled, ''They're not talking. Ain't no shade though, he just wants to be done with it and I know Rihanna does too. It's best for everybody, even Karrueche. The last thing he wants to do is get her caught up again.''

Further, the reunited couple may tie the knot, according to pals -- which wouldn't surprise them, because the pair are so passionate. “No one close to them would be a bit shocked if they suddenly eloped,” a source told Star (via Hollywood Life). “Rihanna has told her close friends point blank — I would marry Chris. She even says she would have never left him if the media scrutiny didn't get so bad. They’re passionate, and when they’re drunk, they've both made many comments about getting married.”

'Unapologetic' is due to hit shelves on Nov. 19, so you can expect a lot of whispers around that date. The album title may be more telling than we originally thought.

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