Rihanna has urged her fans to not judge Chris Brown on the guy he once was as she and the singer move towards a public reconciliation.
And while woman’s groups and females, in general, may shutter at the thought of a woman reconciling with a man who was accused of assaulting her, even Rihanna’s family are proving to be surprisingly supportive.
“Whatever makes her happy,” Rihanna’s father, Ronald Fenty, says in the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now. “I hope one day she will get married. Everyone adores Chris; he’s a super guy.”
“The family loved Chris Brown before they even met him,” Ronald goes on to add. “I always thought he was extremely talented. He always gave me great respect.”
Chris and Rihanna began dating in 2008, but their relationship ended abruptly in February 2009 after Chris was charged with assaulting and criminally threatening the pop star; he eventually pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault.