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Rihanna: I Still Love Chris Brown | Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna

Rihanna: I Still Love Chris Brown

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.

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Rihanna to Oprah Winfrey: Chris Brown 'Needed Help'

Originally posted 08/17/2012 10:45AM



As Chris Brown focuses on making a career comeback, Rihanna has opened up to Oprah Winfrey about her rocky past with the R&B singer – including the February 2009 night when he assaulted her.

"I lost my best friend," she tells Oprah in a candid interview airing Sunday at 9 p.m. on OWN. "Everything I knew switched in one night. And I couldn't control that."

But despite feeling "angry ... hurt, and betrayed," Rihanna still felt more concerned for Brown's state of mind than her own.

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Did Drake & Chris Brown Get Into a Bar Brawl? | Chris Brown, Drake

Chris Brown Injured in Bar Attack, Drake's Rep Denies His Involvement

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."

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Chris Brown Sneaks a Peek at Rihanna While Partying at Same N.Y.C. Club | Chris Brown, Rihanna

Chris Brown Sneaks a Peek at Rihanna While Partying at Same N.Y.C. Club

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

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Chris Brown Sprays Champagne in the Club – and Almost Hits Stacy Keibler!

Chris Brown Sprays Champagne in the Club – and Almost Hits Stacy Keibler!

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

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Rihanna Says Fallout from Chris Brown Attack Was 'My Liberation'

Rihanna Says Fallout from Chris Brown Attack Was 'My Liberation'

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.

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Rihanna: Being Single 'Sucks' | Rihanna

Rihanna: 'Single Life Is Overrated'

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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Reese Witherspoon: How I Talk to My Kids about Domestic Violence | Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon Talks to Her Kids about Domestic Violence, Rihanna

Originally posted 02/29/2012 07:30AM

As the Global Ambassador for the Avon Foundation, Reese Witherspoon knows that in the U.S. and worldwide, one in three women will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. As a mother, she wants her kids to know that, too.

"We talk about domestic violence and what that means," Witherspoon, 35, told PEOPLE Tuesday at the 2nd World Conference of Women's Shelters in Washington, D.C., about educating her own family.

"Although the concept is somewhat foreign to them, they're starting to understand that this happens to families in our country and all throughout the world."

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Rihanna & Chris Brown's Music Collaboration: Too Soon? Too Sexy? | Chris Brown, Rihanna

Rihanna & Chris Brown's Music Collaboration: Too Soon? Too Sexy?

Originally posted 02/21/2012 02:35PM

The 2009 Grammys marked the beginning of a domestic violence drama that revealed a darker side to Chris Brown's relationship at the time with Rihanna.

But nearly three years to the day, Brown, 22, and Rihanna, 24, were again spending time together on music's biggest night – and it was an unexpected collaboration.

The former couple, whose recent friendly behavior is no secret on Twitter, both hit the studio last week to record parts on each other's songs, which were released late Monday.

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Chris Brown Wishes Rihanna Happy Birthday – and She Responds! | Chris Brown, Rihanna

Chris Brown Wishes Rihanna Happy Birthday

Originally posted 02/20/2012 02:05PM

While some people were not happy about Chris Brown's performances and win at the Grammy Awards, his ex Rihanna seems to be in a good place with him. 

Brown tweeted, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBYN!" to the singer (real name Robyn Rihanna Fenton) on Monday, her actual birthday, and Rihanna thanked him on her own Twitter account.

Likely to spark even more controversy than Brown, who pled guilty to assaulting Rihanna in 2009, appearing at the Grammys is rumors that he was at her early birthday bash last week and is singing on a remix of her track "Birthday Cake," called "Cake."

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