Rihanna has recently revealed that she still loves her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown and that the former-pair are friends again. Back in 2009 on Grammy night, Brown admitted to physically assaulting Rihanna, his girlfriend at the time.
The “No Guidance” singer was sentenced to five years probation, 180 days of community service, and ordered to stay 50 yards away from the “Diamonds” singer. Now, Rihanna has told Oprah Winfrey during her Supersoul Coversations podcast: “We’ve been working on our friendship again. Now we’re very very close friends. We’ve built up a trust again, and that’s – we love each other and we probably always will. And that’s not something we’re ever going to change. That’s not something you can shut off, if you’ve ever been in love.”
“I think he was the love of my life. He was the first love. And I see that he loved me the same way… it’s not even about us being together. I truly love him. So the main thing for me is that he’s at peace. I’m not at peace if he’s a little unhappy, or he’s still lonely.”
Rihanna was asked if she and Brown rekindled their romance, and Rihanna said, “He’s in a relationship of his own. I’m single but we have maintained a very close friendship ever since the restraining order has been dropped. We’ve just worked on it, little by little, and it has not been easy. It’s not easy.”
The “Umbrella” singer also revealed to Winfrey that it was repairing her relationship with her father, who was abusive to her mother, that led the singer to forgive Brown.
“I repaired my relationship with my dad. I was so angry with him, and I was just angry about a lot of things from my childhood and I couldn’t separate him as a husband from him as a father,” Rihanna said.
“I thought I hated Chris and I realized it was love [that] was tarnished. It looked like hate because it was ugly, angry, it was inflamed, it was tainted. And I realized that what it was is I had to forgive him because I cared about him still. And the minute I let go of that, I started living again.”