Rihanna just continues to show her growth when it comes to her personal life. The 24yr. old songstress has long since garnered my respect just by understanding that above everything she can only be RiRi. Whatever that version is in this moment being truthful with self is the most important thing. Since that faithful 8/19/12 where she appeared on Oprah's Next Chapter, not only did she change the game for Oprah (bringing OWN inputs highest ratings ever) but she let the world in! And she was really Unapologetic to how everyone would respond to what she had to say. We all know that on that day she let the world know that she still loved Chris, and probably always would. That she had indeed forgiven him for what he did to her...and that she understood her own worth.
We can all fast forward from that day and see how things seem to unfold between the two with them gradually letting the world in on there meetings and time spent together. Yet to us it seemed so crazy because the media displayed it as a confusing love triangle (adding Chris ex Karrueche Tran) to the mix...and yet Im not sure that there has been any triangle since that Christmas Day takeover of the Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks basketball game, where the two walked in and upstaged the teams on the court! The team of Chrianna was the show that day!
Check out what Rihanna had to say about her relationship with Chris now:
On being mad at Chris and her decision to give the relationship another try
I wanted him to know what it felt like to lose me. To feel the consequences of that. But I got real with myself, and I just couldn’t bury the way I felt.
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. 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.
On not being able to talk to anyone about Chris, not even her best friend
I just felt like, why bother? Nobody else is going through it. Nobody would understand.
On how they’ve grown to value each other more
When you add up the pieces from the outside, it’s not the cutest puzzle in the world. 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 (stuff). We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.
On what she loves about him
For a long time he was really angry, and he felt like he couldn’t get away from it, no matter what he did. But there’s so many reasons why I ever reconsidered having him in my life. He’s not the monster everybody thinks. He’s a good person. He has a fantastic heart. He’s giving and loving. And he’s fun to be around. That’s what I love about him – he always makes me laugh. All I want to do is laugh, really – and I do that with him.
On if he’s changed
Of course everybody has their opinion about him, because of what he’s done. That will always be there. But he made a mistake, and he’s paid his dues. 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.
On if she’s trying to rehabilitate him
Wait. You think I’m here to rehabilitate Chris? No, no, no. That is not my purpose. Trust me. I could have done that from the jump if I thought that was my job. My job was to take care of myself – and I did. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think Chris was ready.
And trust me – it makes me feel great to know that people care. I guess it’s just something that will show with time. There’s nothing I could say that would convince you right now. But we’re in a great place. And I can’t ever see us going back.
On if he messes up again
Listen, I’ll tell you right now: I don’t have to take it. If he gives me that again, here’s what I give him: nothing. I just walk away. He doesn’t have that luxury of (expletive) up again. That’s just not an option. I can’t say that nothing else will go wrong. But I’m pretty solid in knowing that he’s disgusted by that. And I wouldn’t have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility.”
On her love being a sign of weakness
I could never identify with that word, ‘weak.’ I couldn’t have come out of this if I was weak. No way.”
S/O to Necole Bitchie.com for the excerpts!!