At the time, Rihanna and Chris Brown were one of Hollywood’s most popular couples. Keep scrolling for in-depth insights into their relationship from when they first met to the tragic end of their whirlwind romance.
When did Rihanna meet Chris Brown?
the Love the way you lie The singer first met Chris in 2005. Those two paths crossed at Met Circa in 2005, but they didn’t start dating until 2007. They were just teenagers at the time. who succeeded in the music world at a young age.
During the same year, Queen RiRi and Chris were also photographed backstage at the Z-100 Jingle Ball held at Madison Square Garden in December. Since that day, the paths of these two singers cross at one time or another.
Rihanna and Chris Brown worked together on a song in 2008
The romance rumors between the founder of Fenty Beauty and the Loyal The rapper started circling in 2008. Their onstage chemistry was so hot it could set the stage on fire.
Shortly after, Rihanna released a song named Umbrella which was the first single from his album Good girl turned bad and the track won him a Grammy Award. She and Chris collaborated on the remix of the song.
Chris recorded an “answer song” titled Cinderella in which he replaced some of the lyrics, set to the same rhythm. It was the duo’s first collaboration and he even joined her on stage during her Asia tour to perform the remixed version live. It was confirmed in 2008 that they were dating.
According to reports, the couple decided to arrive at the 2008 Grammys separately even though they were dating at the time and they were pictured getting cozy at the event. Two days later, Chris performed on Rihanna’s 21st birthday and is believed to have ended the song with a kiss. Everything was going well for these lovebirds but things changed in 2009.
Chris Brown was arrested for assaulting Rihanna in 2009
the look at me now The singer and Rihanna were supposed to perform together at the 2009 Grammys but on the day of the awards ceremony, it was announced that the duo would not be performing again. It was revealed that Chris brutally beat Rihanna the day before the awards show.
Chris broke Rihanna’s lip and left her with black eyes and numerous bruises. When Rihanna’s photos surfaced on the internet, our hearts literally sank after taking a look. In the photos, the I needed myself The singer could be seen in a hospital bed with a bruised and bloody face after the verbal and physical fights between the couple.
Shortly after, Chris was arrested by law enforcement and charged with assault and battery. Their case started in court in mid 2009 and at the end of the case Chris was found guilty of the charges and was sentenced to five years probation as well as community service and counseling in matters of domestic violence.
On the other hand, Rihanna also applied for a restraining order, according to which Chris was not allowed to stay within 50 meters of her. Their relationship hit rock bottom and shocked people all over the world.
What did Rihanna have to say about the whole incident?
In 2009, the Diamonds the singer opened up about her relationship with Chris and the whole incident that happened in an interview with vanity lounge. At the time, she said, “Well, I just never understood that, like how the victim gets punished over and over again. It’s in the past, and I don’t want to say, “Forget it”, because it’s something very serious that is still relevant; it’s always real.
Rihanna added, “A lot of women, a lot of young girls, still go through that. A lot of young boys too. It’s not a topic to be swept under the rug, so I can’t just dismiss it as if it doesn’t. was nothing, or I don’t take it seriously.
The rock star went on to say, “But, for me and for anyone who has been the victim of domestic violence, no one even wants to remember it. Nobody even wants to admit it. So talking about it and saying it once, let alone 200 times, is like… I have to be punished for this? It didn’t fit me well. »
In a 2009 interview, the Barbadian singer said, “I was that girl who felt that, as painful as this relationship was, maybe some people are stronger than others. Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle [things] like that.”
Queen RiRi added: “Maybe I’m the person who is almost the guardian angel for this person, to be there when they’re not strong enough, when they don’t understand the world, when they just need someone to encourage her in a positive way and say the right thing.
the We found Love The singer continued, “You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of the bad times in their lives, or even if you say I’m ready to put up with something, they think less. from you – because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give.
Rihanna concluded by saying, “And if you put up with it, maybe you accept that you [deserve] that, and that’s when I finally had to say, ‘Uh-oh, I was stupid to think I was made for this.’ Sometimes it’s enough to walk away. »
Chris Brown’s version of the story
In his June 2017 documentary titled welcome to my life, Chris shed some light on what led up to their 2009 fight. He said, “My confidence was totally lost with her, she hated me after that. I tried everything, she didn’t care. She just didn’t trust me after that.
He added: “From there it all went downhill because there was too much verbal fighting, physical fighting as well. Mutual sides. It’s the first time I can say something. We would fight. She hit me, I hit her and it was never okay.
Rihanna and Chris reconciled their romance in 2012
Chris was sentenced to a total of five years probation after the physical assault case became legal and also caught everyone’s attention. But things took a turn in 2012 when the couple got back together and Rihanna thought she could change him and make him a better person.
It was a big shock for all Rihanna fans. In 2012, during an episode of Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations, the Dancing in the dark the singer discussed her relationship with Chris with host Oprah Winfrey.
At the time, Rihanna confessed and she said that Chris was her true love and said she considered him “the love of [her] life.” She further added, “We’ve built a trust again, and that’s it. We love each other and we probably always will. It’s not something we’re going to try to change. isn’t something you can quit if you’ve ever been in love.
the Bitch you better have my money The singer also revealed that she took the restraining order back and forgave him. She continued, “It took me a long time. I was angry for a long time. I had resentment, I held a grudge. I was gloomy. I was angry. It came out in my music, my clothes and my attitude. I didn’t like that feeling. It was heavy.”
When the couple got back together, they were spotted in public together sitting courtside at basketball games and getting cozy while on vacation together.
Rihanna and Chris broke up in 2013
The couple separated in 2013. Chris confirmed the news of their split and he opened up about it during a radio interview with the Kyle and Jackie show in Australia. He said, “I mean, at the end of the day, shawty is doing her own thing, she’s on the road. It will always be love. I’m a grown man, I just need to move fast.
Chris recently congratulated Rihanna on her baby boy
Not too long ago, Chris Brown took to his Instagram to wish his ex-girlfriend Rihanna his congratulations as she welcomed her first baby with A$AP Rocky. He offered his congratulations to Rihanna on Thursday following the news that she had given birth.
The R&B singer simply wrote “Congratulations” on his Instagram story. Even though he didn’t tag Rihanna in the story. He just dropped an emoji of a pregnant woman, a heart and praying hands.
We are happy to see that Rihanna has moved on in her life and finally found someone who loves her the way she deserves to be loved. She recently welcomed her first child, a son with beau A$AP Rocky. Sending lots of love and happiness to their little one. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for more updates from the world of showbiz.