Rihanna-Dating-Chris-BrownRihanna has opened up and admitted that she is dating ex-lover Chris Brown.

We all suspected something, with questionable tweets and photos from Rihanna and Chris Brown.  Well Rihanna has set the record straight in her interview with Rolling Stone magazine, available on news stands on January 31, 2013.

“I decided it was more important for me to be happy,” she tells contributing editor Josh Eells of Rolling Stone Magazine. “I wasn’t going to let anybody’s opinion get in the way of that. Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I’d rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it.”

It has been almost four years since Brown assaulted Rihanna the night before the 2009 Grammy Awards.  “When you add up the pieces from the outside, it’s not the cutest puzzle in the world,” Rihanna says. “You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about shit. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.”

Brown plead guilty to assault and was given community service and probation.  

“He made a mistake, and he’s paid his dues,” Rihanna adds. “He’s paid so much. And I know that’s not a place he would ever want to go back to. And sometimes people need support and encouragement, instead of ridicule and criticism and bashing.”

I like Rihanna’s brave stance on her relationship with Brown and I hope that his misgivings are a thing of the past.  Domestic abuse is a serious issue that no one should take lightly.   However, with that said, a second chance at living an honorable life is worth giving.

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