Rihanna Still Loves Chris Brown

Betsy Waldman / September 3, 2009

She just can’t seem to let him go.

Although Chris Brown was sentenced to stay away from Rihanna for five years after viciously beating her earlier this year, RiRi isn’t happy. She wants to remain friends with her ex!

“Though Rihanna does not object to the sentence, she did feel it was unnecessary to have the restraining order in place for five years,” Rihanna’s attorney, Donald Etra, has told OK!.

Allegedly, Rihanna wants a less severe sentence for Chris. “She really doesn’t see the necessity of keeping an entire football-field length between them,” one insider says. “She’s forgiven him. And he is remorseful.”

While the gorgeous singer has done her best to put on a smile for the public, she’s still very much in love with Chris. Her friend explains, “She gets missing Chris and the s**t starts all over. A kiss and a slap, a kiss and a slap. Right now, she’s feeling strong. But she’s switched gears in the past and taken him back.”