Rihanna and Chris Brown Split: Second Time’s The Charm?
Did a second dose of reality remind Rihanna why Chris Brown’s not for her?
-April Daniels Hussar
Sometimes it takes Round Two to realize that you were smart to end Round One in the first place. Sometimes the distance created by an initial breakup results in an unreal picture of your ex forming in your head and — most dangerous of all — your heart. The reasons you broke up fade into the background, and an idealized version of the person you first fell in love with starts to take center stage. You remember his charm, the way he looks at you that makes your knees weak, the time he surprised you with breakfast in bed, all the plans you day-dreamed about together. And you conveniently forget about his mood swings, or the times he let you down, or what crap you felt like with him.
It takes a second dose of reality to make you understand: this is NOT the guy for you. Period.
Who knows if any of this is true for Rihanna; as a gossip-mongering speculator from the sidelines, I’d say it’s pretty likely. Combine this phenomenon with Rihanna’s tendency to want to break with conformity at all costs, plus the insanity of what it must be like to see your ex’s photo all over the freakin’ place courtesy of modern media, and what you have is a recipe for a reunion.
Also speaking as a gossip-mongering speculator from the sidelines, I sure hope this time the break-up sticks!