Karrueche Tran On Dating After Chris Brown: 'I'm Not Sure If I'm Mentally There'

Entertainment | 11/09/2015 | 12:45 PM EST

Tran realizes that she comes with a lot of baggage from her past relationship

Chris Brown really did a number on ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. From his infidelity to his public bashings to the baby he fathered outside of their relationship, it's safe to assume the 27-year-old model/actress is in recovery mode.

Since splitting from Brown earlier this year, Tran has been on a mission to establish a name for herself outside of her famous ex, nabbing several television and film roles and modeling gigs. As for moving forward in her love life, Tran is taking things slow and guarding her heart.

"I haven't really explored dating yet and I’m not sure if I'm mentally there just because of all the stuff that I've been through. It's a lot to open up to somebody," Tran recently told Kontrol magazine.

"[...] I think people are intimated by the drama [from my past relationship] and not wanting to deal with it because it's an ongoing story. I'm very guarded and very too myself," she added.

And while she admits to being hurt by the situation, Tran said she's allowing the experience to teach her a lesson.

"I learn through experiences and from my mistakes," she said. "[Even] my mom never gave me relationship advice. She told me just keep yourself happy."

(Photo: Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Hennessy V.S)

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