Rihanna Moving On From Chris Brown
Despite reports linking her to her ex, the singer is single, and not looking for love
While Rihanna has asked her lawyer to get the court-mandated restrictions against her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, eased, insiders tell us that the troubled couple has not reunited.
Chris, who is due to be sentenced for his February beating of Rihanna later this month, has not been allowed within 50 yards of the “Disturbia” singer, but Rihanna is willing to have the order lifted because she feels that she has made peace with the singer and what happened the night before the Grammys.
“She has forgiven Chris and is ready to move forward,” a friend says. “Rihanna feels like she learned a lot from dating and breaking up with Chris, but now she is focused on her career. All the experiences add up to greater creativity and she’s ready to move on and do better.”
Last week, the 21-year-old headed to New York’s Hamptons for a little R&R. She hung out with music exec and branding guru Steve Stoute (who was responsible for brokering Chris’ just-canceled endorsement deal with Wrigley’s). Steve, who is a friend and business partner of Rihanna’s mentor Jay-Z, accompanied the singer as she walked along the water and checked out a couple of mega-sized yachts.
They sat under an umbrella at Barracuda Bar and shared a loaded chocolate fudge ice cream, but the insider says that they’re not romantically involved. “Steve is part of her music family. Right now Rihanna just wants to make music and keep living her life.”
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