Rihanna and Chris Brown have decided to take a break from their relationship, according to E! Online. They’re currently spending time on separate coasts. A source says the couple aren’t formally breaking up, but have decided to put some time and distance between them. Rihanna is in New York City, where she’s been spending time with friends, including Brandy, Beyoncé and Jay-Z. “I think she’s very aware of everything that’s going on. Just like anyone else, she watches TV; she goes online,” music producer Evan Rogers, who discovered Rihanna, says about the media coverage. “She’s doing the best she can and this is a very difficult time that she’s going through right now and she’s going to learn a lot from it.” Brown has remained behind in Los Angeles, where he’s working on a new album. It remains to be seen whether or not anyone will want to buy it.