"I'm too ashamed to go public yet," she told a pal.
Though Rihanna has covertly forgiven Brown, she fears a backlash from fans if she goes public with it.
"Rihanna is worried about the response she'll receive when people see her out and about holding hands with Chris," a pal said.
"She still loves Chris very much and, although she's forgiven him privately, she's not prepared for the backlash from her fans," the pal added. (ANI)