Chris Brown and Rihanna didn't perform together at the 2013 Grammys last night. Nor did they walk the red carpet as a couple, each arriving separately.
Yet the R&B stars may have been the night's top story.
The singers spent the entire night cozying up to each other in the audience, as CBS cameras frequently went to the controversial couple for reaction shots.
It was a very public display of affection and a signal to the world that Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together, no matter what you might think of it.
As expected, viewer reactions were mixed, and heated.
On the eve of the '09 Grammys, Brown shocked the industry and world when he assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna, whose bruised face became a tabloid fixture.
Four years is a long time, but it was still amazing to see Rihanna, decked out in a red dress and smiling ear to ear, photographed leaning her head on Brown.
All night long. Think she's trying to make a point or something?
This actually wasn't their most shocking appearance in tandem this month. Rihanna stuck by her man and showed up in court with him last week.
Brown is accused of violating his probation by submitting false community service records ... in connection with his sentence for assaulting Rihanna.
Yet there she was in court, by his side. In a recent interview, Rihanna said dating Brown makes her happy and “if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake.”
Think we're getting the picture, even if it's a very polarizing one.
What do you think of Rihanna and Chris back together?