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Shh! Not-So-Secret Couples Who Intrigued Us

From Reese & Jake to Rihanna & Chris, these twosomes were kissing – but not telling. By Brian Orloff


"We are very good friends," Rihanna said of Brown after pictures of them smooching surfaced. It wasn't the first time the two were caught canoodling: In February, they escaped to Jamaica for a steamy vacation. And this May, Brown celebrated his 19th birthday with a kiss from his lady in Manhattan. So, why not just come clean about their relationship? "Sometimes you just need your privacy," she said in a radio interview. "But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public."