Her relationship with Chris Brown may have ended in 2009 after he assaulted her, but Rihanna has admitted that she still misses him, in an emotional interview with Oprah Winfrey that was shown in the US last night.
The star, who was beaten up by Chris after attending a pre-Grammy awards party, also revealed to the iconic host that certain things reminded her of Chris, who is now dating model Karrueche Tran.
According to Us Weekly, the 'Rude Boy' hitmaker told Oprah: "I am reminded by a lot of things. A lot of good memories we had. By the slightest things: hotel rooms, tour venues. Any little thing: music, songs. And I do miss him at times."
Describing what happened after Brown admitted to assaulting her, as a "circus", Rihanna also revealed that she was concerned about him:
She said: "I felt protective. I felt like the only person they hate right now is him. It was a weird, confusing space to be in. As angry as I was, as angry and hurt and betrayed, I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help ... and who's going to help him?
"Nobody's going to say he needs help. Everybody's going to say he's a monster without looking at the source . . . and I was more concerned about him."
The singer, who has since moved on from Brown confessed that she found it difficult to let him go.
She added: "I lost my best friend. Everything I knew switched, switched in a night, and I couldn't control that."
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