It’s really time for critics of the Rihanna/Chris Brown renewed romance to take a chill pill. Rihanna’s a grown up and she gives full disclosure on their relationship in the new issue of ‘Rolling Stone.’ Now, leave them alone.
Rihanna Has Chosen To Open The Door On Her Private Life With Chris
She could have chosen to keep her lips zipped on her romance like most celebrities do because after all, it’s “nobody’s business.”
But she deliberately didn’t. Rihanna clearly decided that it was time to face her and Chris’s critics head on and try to appease some of their naysayers.
“I decided that 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,” she explained in her interview.
“Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake,” she stressed. “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.”
Wow! That’s a strong and courageous statement.
Rihanna at 24 is firing back at her bashers. She’s pointing out that she’s a grownup and this is her life after all. She can’t be miserable and not be with the man she loves because of what “other” people, most of whom she doesn’t know, think.
She’s not excusing Chris Brown’s appalling behavior when he beat her in Feb. 2009 just before the Grammys.
She admits that she was rightfully furious with Chris for a really long time. And she insists that “he doesn’t have that luxury of f**cking up again.”
“That’s just not an option,” she says. “If he gives me that again… I just walk away.”
So she’s laying the law down for Chris publicly — something which I’m sure she’s done privately many times both before and after they got back together.
She reveals that Chris would never want to go back to being the person who made such a terrible mistake with her.
Let’s Be Honest, Rihanna Knows Chris Brown Better Than We Do
“Sometimes people need support and encouragement instead of ridicule and criticism and bashing,” she says about her boyfriend.
And you know what — she’s right. She’s the one who knows Chris really well — we don’t. She’s the one who spends time with him and considers him a best friend and someone who she can talk “sh*t” with.
She of all people knows what it’s like to grow up with an abusive parent because she had one like Chris.
Rihanna’s mother, Monica Braithwaite, was beaten by her father, Ronald Fenty, while Chris was terrified by his stepfather, who viciously beat his mother.
Both of them were damaged by their backgrounds. Chris unfortunately and no doubt to his horror, repeated his stepfather’s behavior. Rihanna sadly became a victim like her mother and like many victims of battering, chose to forgive her batterer. But does that mean that it’s not possible for Chris and Rihanna to now have a healthy relationship?
Sources have told us that both have had extensive counseling and Chris has become deeply involved in supporting, financially and personally with his time, the Jenesse Center for battered women and their children, in LA.
He doesn’t want to ever repeat his unacceptable behavior with Rihanna or with any other woman, a source close to him has told HollywoodLife.com.
Should The Chris Brown Haters Just Let Rihanna Make Her Own Choices?
So who are Rihanna’s critics to say that she shouldn’t give the man she loves a second chance?
“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,” she told Rolling Stone.
Can’t Rihanna and Chris’s critics accept that she’s made an informed and thoughtful decision before getting re-involved with him?
She’s handled her career brilliantly. She works incredibly hard. She made an impressive and again, well-thought out, decision to donate $1.75 million to establish the Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine in Barbados in her beloved “Gran Gran” Dolly’s memory.
This is a mature woman. And now she’s courageously spoken out about the most intimate and private and controversial part of her life — her relationship with Chris — in hopes that she can turn some of the criticism around.
Chris bashers — don’t you think you should give Rihanna some credit and just let their romance take its natural course? What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Let me know!