Rihanna appeared on Oprah’s show The Next Chapter for an interview which aired last night. Rihanna opened up in the interview about her relationship with Chris Brown and the infamous 2009 incident when Chris hit Rihanna.
Oprah asks Rihanna straight out if she is seeing Chris Brown, as rumors are constantly swirling in the news that the two are getting back together (the remix of each others tracks did nothing to subside these claims).
Rihanna says she is not dating Chris Brown, but confirms that they are close friends.”He’s in a relationship of his own. I’m single. But we’ve maintained a close friendship ever since the restraining order’s been dropped. We’ve just worked on it little by little.”
Rihanna says she still loves Chris, and when asked what it’s like when the the two see each other, she says it’s awkward. “It’s awkward. It’s awkward because I still love him.” she continues, “My stomach drops. I have to maintain this poker face and not let it get to the outer part of me. I have to maintain that and suppress it.”
“We love each other, and we probably always will,” the Barbados native told Oprah. “That’s not something you can shut off if you’ve ever been in love.”