Rihanna didn’t have to look far for some expert relationship advice when she first considered getting back together with former boyfriend Chris Brown.
HollywoodLife.com is reporting that the sultry entertainer has taken counsel from none other than her own mother, Monica Braithwaite, about the R & B bad boy who once savagely beat her during a domestic quarrel more than three years ago.
Rihanna is hoping that her wisdom will help her and Brown have a healthy, mature relationship in the future. Braithwaite is a retired accountant and a native of Guyana who knows a thing or two about relationships.
A source close to Rihanna told HollywoodLife.com that the star model and songstress has grown up a lot since the February 8, 2009 incident that occurred on the same night as the Grammy Awards.
“Like I said, she maturing,” the source said. “She not trying to be that old, loud mouth Rihanna…She is sophisticated and a young woman. She’s on a different level now and she knows who the f**k she is and what’s important in life. So, [she's] just taking a step back and letting Chris be a man and mature too. After all that s**t went down, she had long talks with her moms and her moms set her straight about men and made Ri come to understand them better. She in a good place right now with herself and with Chris.”
Brown received five years of probation, community labor and one year of domestic-violence counseling in connection with his assault of the singer.
To the dismay of many, Rihanna and Brown have slowly gradually worked their way back to one another.
The couple recorded a duet earlier this year and have been seen cozying up together on several social occasions as of late.
Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Fenty, told Vogue that she didn’t know what all the fuss was about.
“The world hasn’t let go,” she said in the magazine’s upcoming November issue. “They haven’t seen any progress in our friendship, because they don’t see anything. But they’re not on the inside. They can’t see what I see, unless they’re sitting in my point of view. I guess I’ll learn to accept that.”