Oprah on Rihanna-Chris Brown Rekindled Romance Rumors
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Oprah Winfrey chimed in yesterday on the swirling rumors of Rihanna and Chris Brown’s on-again/off-again relationship, according to Extra.

Winfrey, who was in Houston, Texas taping “Oprah’s Life Class,” looked shocked by the possibility, but said: “I don’t know that that’s true, but no I’m not surprised.”

She continued to say that during their August interview, Rihanna “came with a big, wide-open heart and was in the space of forgiveness.”

“She learned a lesson that she was repeating with Chris Brown — exactly what she needed to learn from her father,” Winfrey explained.

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“I think that if she is prepared to deal with that,” she said, “and is prepared to help him help himself then so be it.”

Chris Brown and Rihanna have been spotted several times in New York City — at two separate Manhattan nightclubs and in the V.I.P. section of the new Brooklyn Nets Arena for the Jay-Z concert.

Brown released the following statement today to Hollywoodlife.com confirming that he did indeed break off his year-long relationship with his current girlfriend Karrueche for Rihanna: “I have decided to be single to focus on my career. I love Karrueche very much but I don’t want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I’d rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives.”

Rihanna followed that with a tweet: “Ain’t nobody bidness….. But mine and my baby!”