Rihanna Reveals Why She & Chris Brown Broke Up: I Reminded Him Of ‘Bad Moments’

This is very intense. Rihanna is opening up about her tumultuous relationship with Chris Brown like she never has before, even explaining the real reason they broke up. Honestly, what she has to say might just break your heart. Though they broke up for good more than two years ago, we all still remember that Rihanna, 27, and Chris Brown, 26, had one of the most volatile Hollywood relationships of all time. Both have seemingly come a long way since their shared days as a couple, which means they are now are able to reflect. Specifically, RiRi is discussing why she believes their relationship was doomed, and why she reminded Chris of the "bad moments" in his life. To hear more about Chris Brown and Rihanna, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!

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“I was that girl,” Rihanna told Vanity Fair, about her decision to get back together with Chris for the second time, asking the court to lift the restraining order against him. “That girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are just stronger than others. Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle s–t like this,” she added.

So upsetting, right? The interview gets even more heart wrenching, though, as Rihanna is asked whether she thought she could change Chris. “A hundred percent” she responded. “I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn’t understand him. Ever after…. But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you’re the enemy. You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you– because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give.”

Wow, some very heavy stuff. We are so glad Rihanna seems to be in a place where she can reflect on her past and use it to better her present and future.

What do you think of Rihanna’s thoughts on she and Chris’ breakup?

— Casey Mink

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