No one has so much as blinked in mild surprise at the news that Rihanna and Chris Brown have rekindled their romance, least of all Oprah Winfrey.
Rihanna had spent the last year ducking and dodging rumors that she and her ex-flame were reconciling, even as their public shows of affection increased. It wasn’t until the “Diamonds” singer appeared on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” that she revealed that she didn’t blame him for assaulting her in 2009 and was more concerned about him than herself:
“I felt protective,” she admits. “I felt like, ‘The only person they hate right now is him.’ It was a weird, confusing space to be in. Because as angry as I was, as angry and hurt and betrayed, I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help, and who’s going to help him? Nobody’s going to say he needs help. Everybody’s going to say he’s a monster without looking at the source, and I was more concerned about him.”
“”I lost my best friend. Everything I knew switched … switched in a night and I couldn’t control that,” she says about that Grammy weekend. “So I had to deal with that, and that’s not easy for me to understand or interpret. It’s not easy to interpret on camera — not with the world watching. So it was hard for me to even pay attention to my mind and figuring things out because now it became a circus.”
Well, it looks like she has it figured out now. Brown dumped girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, to continue his “friendship” with Rihanna and released a video saying that he was in love with two women. Rihanna gleefully confirmed the news on Twitter, stating:
“Ain’t nobody bidness…but mine & my baby.”
Oprah’s response to the madness?
“I don’t know that that’s true, but no I’m not surprised,” said Lady O to “Extra.” “[She] came [to the interview] with a big, wide-open heart and was in the space of forgiveness.