What Happened Between Rihanna And Chris Brown? The Ugly Affair Explained

Chris Brown and Rihanna

Robyn Rihanna Fenty or popularly called Rihanna is the heartthrob diva singer, actress, and businesswoman of the 21st century. And Christopher or Chris Brown is often referred to as the king of R&B music by people across the globe.

Both these talented and high-profile celebrities in Hollywood shared a very public history of love and hate together. This article dives into the problematic relationship of Rihanna with Chris Brown and the ugly aftermath of their breakup with each other.

The Relationship Timeline Of Chris Brown And Rihanna

In the late 2000s, Rihanna and Chris Brown were the talk of Hollywood. They were the hottest couple in town as a result of both their stardom and a very public relationship. Everything about the couple was immediately available online due to the massive paparazzi moments faced them.

Both the stars were in their late teens when they first started seeing each other. Chris and Rihanna first met each other back in 2004 while attending the Z100 Jingle Ball concert in New York City. This was followed by a single duet that they recorded together called ‘Cinderella’ which was never officially released. But, their onstage performances of the same song hinted at their steamy passion for each other.

For the longest time, Rihanna and Chris tried to keep their relationship a mystery and private but finally, it was revealed that the couple had been officially dating each other since 2007 and were often spotted together. Their relationship however lasted only for two years till 2009 when the surprising big blow happened and things took a nasty turn for their relationship.

Why Did Chris And Rihanna Have Such A Nasty Breakup

It was the night of the 2009 ‘Grammy’ awards. Everyone was eagerly waiting for the scheduled live performance of Rihanna and her partner Chris Brown. Unfortunately, fans were disappointed when it was canceled at the last minute without any convincing reason for such a massive step.

Just hours following this bizarre incident, news began circulating about Rihanna being physically assaulted by Chris Brown. It was very hard for their fans to swallow the piece of information which tainted their entire beliefs in relationships, for Rihanna and Chris were deemed to be the perfect celeb couple.

According to reports, the night before the couple’s live performance, Chris Brown and Rihanna had an argument with each other which quickly turned ugly as Chris beat up Rihanna badly in a fit of anger. The physical assault left the beloved ‘Umbrella’ singer with a swollen face and a black eye in the hospital.

The Aftermath Of The Brutal Assault Faced By Rihanna

The disturbing images of Rihanna’s battered face were making fans across the globe angry. Chris Brown’s admirers were shocked and extremely disappointed in the singer. People demanded justice for Rihanna and the whole truth to be revealed.

Soon after the ugly affair, Rihanna and Chris called it quits on their relationship in 2009 and geared up for the upcoming legal battle. The prosecution found Chris Brown guilty of molesting his partner and Chris accepted the just punishment. He was sentenced to five years of probation and community service.

Addressing the assault in a 2017 documentary, Chris said She hated me after that. I tried everything… She just didn’t trust me after that. From there, it just went downhill because there were too many verbal fights, physical fights as well…”

As of 2023, Rihanna and Chris Brown both have moved on from that incident and in their lives. They hold no ill feelings for each other and only wish the best for the other.

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