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Rihanna and Chris Brown

Back Together!

2/28/2009 6:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

back-together-1What is she thinking?!

The story just broke on People.com and TMZ has confirmed, the couple has reconciled and they are "together." According to the report, the two are hanging at one of Diddy's homes.

The L.A. County D.A. is expected to get the case from cops soon and then decide whether to charge Brown for the alleged beating earlier this month.




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46.

rachel    

RE: Oprah’s statement

The statement, “If a man hits you once, he will hit you again” is
no different from “All black people are lazy.” They are both
stereotypes. The preceding statement, among other things, disregards
the unique character traits of the individuals involved, the history
of the subject relationships, and the specifics of one-off incidents,
some of which may even mitigate the crime. The fact is that we are
all imperfect and can make mistakes that we learn and grow from. For
these reasons, I absolutely disagree with the generalization that a
repeat offence is all but certain in every case.

People who lack the professional training and experience to offer
constructive guidance and deep insight to couples should not play the
part of clinical psychologist. It only contributes to the already
high divorce rate and adversely affects children who, as a direct
result, become products of a broken home.

You see, while men must control themselves, always treat us with
respect, and take responsibility for their actions, we too must
behave responsibility and take responsibility for our own actions,
especially when children are involved. We cannot make such
generalizations to eliminate any hope for reconciliation, and thereby
harm innocent children who need both parents. We must be objective.
There are often solutions.

1947 days ago
47.

lupita    

well i think dat she is really stupid for going back out with him because he would do it again.
after the whole world knows about it. rihanna if you were gonna go back out with him
after wat he did then you should of not make a big deal about it. & open a case. i
guess you like getting hit.

p.s. rihanna your really showing a bad example to all females out their with this problem.
your a very beautiful gurl love by many. so go on & do your life. show him dat he can't buy you with all his story & sh*T
show him dat you are stonger than dat & dat you don't need a man like dat in you life.

your young. for wat every reason he put a hand on you. no man should ever hit a woman.

if their is no RESPECT in the relationship then it not gonna work out.

1947 days ago
48.

bat    

1669. RE: Oprah’s statement
Posted at 9:58AM on Mar 12th 2009 by rachel

FYI...no children are involved in this matter...Thank God. I'm going to side with Oprah on this one. Let's use your scenario Rachel.....wouldn't you agree?, Better to have a single Mommy than a dead one.

1947 days ago
49.

tika    

i just can't understand how u use a loved one for,a punching bag..people need to start taking,ABUSE for what it is...TOTAL EVIL and NO!!! sefl control....and as always IF they do it ONCE it'll happen TWICE...and so on.....If there's someone out in this UNSAVED world thats going through Abuse Ur better than that.....the 1 that can luv can also,and most always hurt u...BE WISE...."don't walk in my shoes"

1947 days ago
50.

Tnails    

Idiocy seems to come in pairs.

Both seem incapable of saying I'm a screw up and accept responsibility for amoral and boneheaded behavior. Chris is pawning the responsibility to his violent background. He's an adult and the only test you need for whether something is right or wrong is to ask: would I want such an action inflicted upon myself? And now Rihanna takes up the victim angle by saying her parents argued all the time and gave her headaches. Pathetic. Just admit it - you are weak and have the self esteem of a potato. You don't write your songs, you have a lousy deal and you make peanuts from your record sales. If that doesn't lead to an unhealthy self image - lord knows what. You are more the product of your handlers than your own volition.

And you apologists for saying he's young and full of beans, get a clue. When I was 12, I knew beating the snot of someone was wrong. He knew it. He should get when anyone else gets for assault. A little time in the cooler. Those who say "Rihanna, you're young, beautiful and intelligent....blah, blah, blah". Get a grip. You got the 1st two right. Where does intelligence come into play? You only need the first two to be exploited into a pop star. It's like saying, Einstein, you so damn smart you should be on America's top model.

So long as Americans don't got off their butts and get a life beyond celeb rags and TV, they'll look to the materialistic excess of pop stars as some perverse role models. This whole saga of Chris and Rihanna is fractured fairy tale deserving as much attention as their forgettable songs.

My prediction is that they'll have a reality series for all you pathetic souls who need to get a life.


1946 days ago
51.

KEYONA    

Ok it’s so many diff. stories out there and no one knows the truth but them to I heard that she hit him with her shoe I’m sorry her high heel and if that’s the case that meant she wanted to fight unfortunate she lost the fight because she wanted to fight with a man( maybe next time she try to fight a man she’ll know some “whoop A%*” As far as her standing up for all the batter women in the world that’s not her responsibility nor her career she sings for a living that what she do now what she may do is donated some cash to a domestic violence shelter or something but that’s her choice if she wants to go back to him or not! Maybe she felt she shouldn’t have hit him with that shoe

1946 days ago
52.

rachel    

The statement, “If a man hits you once, he will hit you again” is no different from “All black people are lazy.” They are both stereotypes. Oprah’s statement, among other things, disregards the unique character traits of the individuals involved, the history of the subject relationships, and the specifics of one-off incidents, some of which may even mitigate the crime.

Think about this. We cannot refer to a man as a woman beater after an isolated incident in an old relationship. If someone makes one intelligent comment in ten years, would you say that person is intelligent? The fact is that we are all imperfect and can make mistakes that we learn and grow from.

I don’t believe remarks about any group of people should be generalized, certainly not comments about domestic violence incidents, the details of which vary from crazy men who oppress women and beat them severely and repeatedly to women who behave recklessly and are slapped once by their men. Stereotypes (generalizations) are never acceptable. In any event, none of us should play the part of a marriage counselor. We should direct our friends with marital or relationship problems to people who are trained, qualified, and objective. For these reasons, I absolutely disagree with Oprah’s generalization that a repeat offence is all but certain in every case.

Frankly, people who lack the professional training and experience to offer constructive guidance and deep insight to couples should not play the part of clinical psychologist. It only contributes to the already high divorce rate and adversely affects children who, as a direct result, become products of a broken home.

You see, while men must control themselves, always treat us with respect, and take responsibility for their actions, we too (women) must behave responsibly, and we must be held accountable for our own actions, especially when children are involved. We cannot make such generalizations to eliminate any hope for reconciliation, and thereby harm innocent children who need both parents. We must be objective. There are often solutions.

We get our statistics from the reported incidents, most of which we can reasonably believe escalated out of control. What about the countless one-off incidents that are never reported and resolved at home or with effective intervention? I believe Oprah’s statement refers to “crazy men who oppress women and beat them severely and repeatedly.” That’s at the extreme end of the spectrum. What about the husband who slaps his wife after she sucker punches him, should she destroy her family of, say four?

Remember, restraint requires considerable discipline in the heat of the moment – when you’re in extreme physical and/or emotional pain. The human mind instinctively (by default and design) acts on impulse in these situations, not discipline. This is why provocation, for example, is a legal defense for some of the most serious crimes. We are not perfect. Of course I agree that men should respect us, but we certainly can’t act recklessly and believe it’s ok. See article on instinct-psychology/sociology: http://mises.org/story/2506#1

When we rush to judgment in situations like these, we are doing more damage than we know. At the end of the day, when children are involved, we adversely transform their young lives, maybe permanently. We need to focus on understanding people and everything else to find solutions. We’re too quick to condemn, because an endeavor to understand requires more work. In medicine and technology, we study and understand issues, and we find solutions. Condemnation leaves you at square one without any answers; a deep understanding of any issue helps you find constructive solutions.

If for whatever reasons, Rihanna believes the pros outweigh the cons in her relationship, and Rihanna is happy with Chris Brown, we must respect her decision. I agree that Rihanna should have given Chris six (6) months or more to think about what he did, and insisted that he attend counseling during this time as a precondition to reconciliation. However, I also believe that Rihanna should attend counseling for some of the same reasons Chris should attend counseling. Remember, based on what we know, she struck first. Let’s be constructive and non-discriminatory.

1943 days ago
53.

Ariel    

Look people, Chris Brown, like T.I said, "He's still the same guy he was before all of this happened". Look at Lil Wayne and everyone else. They went to jail and did bad stuff. So what if he beat her. He won't be stupid enough to do it agian knowing his career will be over. It's there life not yours. People like you shouldn't even have a right to talk "trash" about them. Last time i checked, it's not your life so mind your own damn buisness and quit judging her and him by a decision THEY chose to make. She knows whats best for her. So what if she dissapointed you "so called fans". A "real" fan wouldn't just quit on her cause of a decision THAT DOESN'T EVEN ENVOLVE YOU!

1943 days ago
54.

Cynthia    

Im tuh hapy their back 2gether. bkuz all yew guyz act lyke chris is dah only star daht has evr dun daht nd hez not. outta all starz y do yew guyz put mor pressure on hym wen it wusz other starz yew guyz didnt giv a damn. nd ii luhve dem both. dey both r considerate and understand each other. nd knoe how tuh 4geht nd 4giv. yew guyz need tuh look @ dah positive side instead of lookin @ all dah bahd side. ii swear yew guyz geht on mah nerve. leav hym nd her alone bkuz their decision isz up tuh dem. nd no matter wut yew guyz say iyts not gnna change her mind. I LUHVE CHRiS ND RIHANNA 4EVR!!!!!!!!!

1942 days ago
55.

Sharon Singleton    

I feel sorry for her if she wants to go back to him. She thinks it not going to happen again, just because he said sorry. It's a trap sweetheart, no man have the right to put his hand on any woman or anyone out of angry. They both need help, she for giving him another chance and for him for thinking it's ok to hit a woman. I know some women can take you there, but you need to walk away before you even raise a hand to anyone. I just hope it don't end in tradegy.

I just pray they both get help.

1942 days ago
56.

maria    

I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD LEAVE RIHANNA ALONE ONLY HER N CHRIS BROWN KNOWS WAT HAPPENED...SO NO ONE SHOULD JUDGE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1941 days ago
57.

babygirl82    

I can't believe that she took him back. I love Chris brown and his music, but wrong is wrong and no man should ever put his hands on a woman. And he did more then that. She is stupid cause he will end up doing it again. Saying sorry is not and should not be enough. He needs help before stepping back into any relationship. I wish the best for them and will pray that it doesnt happen agin cause next time it could be her last.

1939 days ago
58.

Danielle    

to all ppl who said u lost all respect for her
you dont no what its like for a girl to get hit by the on she loves
you are blinded to all the other stuff like he will do it again
cuz all you see is his love
and also most girls are to sceared to leave them cuz they dont no what he will do
so ppl please think about this before youz go out and bag ppl
just grow up and think out side the box

1915 days ago
59.

Just Noticing    

She will have all the time in the world to be with him. Her career is over.

1908 days ago
60.

selena    

so so sad
TYPICAL ABUSED WOMAN WHO GOES BACK
PLEASE GET THESE TWO HELP

1960 days ago
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