You’ve heard the gossip – Chris Brown and Rihanna have rekindled their romance. There were photos of them together at the JayZ concert at the Barclay Center. Chris Brown even tweeted a video where he proclaimed his love for Riri and his now ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran. Even the mighty O (Oprah, not orgasm), commented on their newfound love:
“I think that if she is prepared to deal with that and is prepared to help him help himself then so be it. I have no judgment about it. That’s why I can sit there and have such a great time with her because I do all my interviews with no judgment whatsoever. If that’s how you choose to lead your life, that’s really okay.”(via Extra)
Yes, Oprah (kind of, sort of) approved.
I’m personally torn. As a relationship expert, I feel that Rihanna is blinded by love, or what she thinks is love. She is repeating patterns. Patterns that are hard to break because she is young, and seems very unaware. She may not think she deserves better. She may not know better. Both Rihanna and Chris Brown also witnessed abuse as children – her mother abused by her father and his by his step father. As someone who also witnessed abuse as a child, I understand that it’s a difficult cycle to break. Women often go back. As a matter a fact, statistics show that on average a woman will leave an abusive relationship 7 times before she leaves for good.
7 times. Rihanna only left once.
The woman in me, along with the hopeless romantic, wishes nothing but the best for Rihanna and Chris’ union. They are young. I remember being that young. They are “in love.” And maybe, just maybe, that will be enough. I hope it is for both their sakes. I hope they learned from the first time around, that they’re mature enough to seek help and counseling from experts to make it work.
Because if being together is what Rihanna and Chris desire no one can stop them.
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