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Originally posted 01/30/2013 01:05PM
They've recorded new music together and have shared intimate photos online, but Rihanna hasn't fully opened up about her reconciliation with boyfriend Chris Brown – until now.
The pop star, 24, finally comes clean about why she decided to get back with the singer, 23, who was charged with assaulting her in 2009, in the latest Rolling Stone cover story.
"I decided it was more important for me to be happy and I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that," she tells the magazine, which has an excerpt of the story available here. (The issue is on newsstands nationwide Friday.)
Originally posted 10/11/2012 04:00PM
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While the official word is that Chris Brown and Rihanna are just friends, some would say that paparazzi pictures point to a more-than-friends situation.
Are the two singers baby-stepping their way back together? It's not clear. But if they are headed for relationship round two, my advice is to keep things as private as possible.
Though most women would tell Rihanna to run for the hills, her heart may be pulling her in the other direction – and that's a powerful organ to ignore.
Originally posted 08/28/2012 06:00AM
Where do broken hearts go? To the club!
Rihanna spent Saturday night at Hollywood nightclub Playhouse, where the singer and other stars were on hand to celebrate the launch of Pink + Dolphin's flagship store.
During the evening, the "Where Have You Been" singer was stationed at her own VIP table across from ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Brown sat with Christina Milian and Sean Kingston as Chief Keef performed.
Although Rihanna, who recently told Oprah she "still loves" Brown, was surrounded by friends, her mind seemed to be elsewhere. The 24-year-old slowly sipped drinks, while "pretending to dance and mingle," but kept her eyes on "all the fun Chris and Christina were having," a source tells PEOPLE.
Rob Kardashian later took a seat at Rihanna's table where he got a little flirty with her and shared a few laughs, says a source. But, "you could tell she really just wanted Chris to pay attention and talk to her, but he was totally ignoring her," the source adds.
– Jen Garcia
Originally posted 08/20/2012 10:30AM
Three years after Rihanna was beaten by then-boyfriend, Chris Brown, the singer says she still "truly" loves him.
Rihanna welcomed Oprah to her home in Barbados for an emotional interview – which aired on Oprah's Next Chapter Sunday – where the singer spoke at length about her relationship with Brown.
"I'm single, but we have maintained a very close friendship since the restraining order has been dropped," the 24-year-old told Oprah. "It's not easy."
The Grammy award winner also confirmed what many had suspected – that the former couple reconnected in St. Tropez earlier this year.
Originally posted 08/17/2012 10:45AM
Originally posted 06/14/2012 04:00PM
The vibe inside New York City's W.i.P. nightclub on Wednesday night was definitely heated.
According to online reports, Drake was involved in a brawl with Rihanna's ex Chris Brown Wednesday night at the club. And Brown even Tweeted a photo of his gashed chin, which he later took down.
Drake's rep denies his involvement in the alleged incident, telling PEOPLE in a statement: "Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began. He did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to a person or damage to property."
Originally posted 06/14/2012 06:00AM
Rihanna had an unidentifiable new man in tow when she showed up with an entourage to New York City hotspot, Avenue, on Monday night.
The pop star's latest flame "waited in her truck while she went inside," a source tells PEOPLE. "He waited for paparazzi to [go away], then he followed inside after her."
Included in her crew throughout the night was, Aziz Ansari, Busta Rhymes and Maxwell.
Clad in a white pin-up style dress, with black shades and Converse shoes, the "Where Have You Been?" songstress caught the eye of her controversial ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who was also inside the venue with "a bunch of people."
"He looked over at her from his table across the way," a source tells PEOPLE. "His group was sipping Ace of Spades champagne and taking shots of Patron."
Brown, whose group was being "super nice," wore a white button-down shirt with a red jacket and glasses.
– Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 06/01/2012 06:00AM
Chris Brown seemed to be having quite a time with girlfriend Karrueche Tran.
The couple kicked off their adventure at day club XIV Summer Sessions in Hollywood, where Brown "sprayed bottle after bottle of Ace of Spades champagne," an onlooker says, adding that Stacy Keibler sat tables away with girlfriends trying to stay dry.
Following their daytime fun, Brown and his lady love made their way to Greystone Manor in West Hollywood, where he continued spraying partygoers with "thousands of dollars of rosé champagne," the source says.
Joined by two security guards carrying umbrellas to protect them from the hailing champagne and confetti, the couple hung out with a small entourage and danced to house music.
– Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 04/05/2012 10:30AM
It's the old adage: what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Rihanna learned it the hard way – at the ripe old age of 20.
"It gave me guns," the pop star, now 24, says of being beat up in 2009 by Chris Brown in the May issue of Elle. "I was like, well, f––. They know more about me than I want them to know. It's embarrassing. But that was my opening. That was my liberation."
The strain of trying to keep her personal troubles private was itself a form of imprisonment, she adds.
Originally posted 03/02/2012 01:00PM
In the wake of spending time with her ex, Chris Brown, in recent months, Rihanna has admitted that she's not a fan of flying solo.
"Single life is so overrated," Rihanna, 24, said on Britain's The Jonathan Ross Show. "It sucks. I have such incredible experiences in my life. You don't want to live your life and then meet someone. You want to share your life with someone. That's what I'm missing right now."
Though she insisted that she's "not looking," the "We Found Love" singer said she'd "love to date somebody cool, fun, funny."
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