Chris Brown and Rihanna may have spent Oscar night a part, but they were definitely still in each other’s hearts. The controversial couple has been making headlines recently by publicly flaunting their newly renewed love all across the internet. Not to mention a very intimate outing to the Grammy‘s just a few weeks ago, Chris and Ri seem to have reconciled. After the horrendous assault that marred the Grammy’s and left Rihanna beaten and bruised just four years ago, public opinion of the two has ranged from sympathetic to horrified.
Rihanna’s decision to forgive Chris Brown has surprised many of her fans and critics, but the pair genuinely seem happier than ever. Rihanna has spoken about her decision, most notably with Oprah and Rolling Stone Magazine, but Chris has not made many statements regarding their reconciliation. Many believed his failure to do so was a lack of remorse on his part and used his inability to apologize convincingly as reason to further bash him. Now just a few days after he was seen flirting with some female fans at Elton John‘s Oscar party, Chris has finally chosen to give his side.
Of the night of the fight he says:
“Sometimes you row, you fight, with the one you love and things get said, stuff spirals. That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake. But she loves me – what can I say? I’m forgiven… but, yes, I worked hard for it. People attack me and criticize me, it happens all the time. But they don’t know me, and they don’t know us. It doesn’t bother me anymore. Other people can judge us but they don’t know anything. I’ve learned a lot since that night and I’ve grown up. I was very young and I took a lot of stuff, fame, for granted. I didn’t understand it. The support from those who do know me and the fans, who are incredible, got me through.”
From his statement it would appear that Chris may finally understand the gravity of his actions. He also seems to be grateful that Rihanna could find it within herself to forgive him. Whether or not he has changed or grown since the incident remains to be seen (especially since he’s had a number of recent public brawls), but we’re happy to see him taking responsibility for his horrible actions toward Rihanna.
We hope these two will find happiness together and avoid any further trauma between them.