Is Rihanna Reconciling With Chris Brown?

If forgiveness is divine, Rihanna might just be in line for sainthood.

Heat Magazine (via MTV UK) reports that the “Rude Boy” singer is reaching out to her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, who infamously assaulted her after a pre-Grammys party last year, in order to patch things up. According to a source, Rihanna has spoken to Brown over the telephone and is trying to re-establish a friendship:

“It’s been almost a year since they last spoke, but Rihanna felt like she could try to be friends with Chris again. Seeing how emotional he was on set [at the BET Awards] really touched her. She’d never seen him like that before.”

For his part, Brown—who’s been doing community service in exchange for a plea deal he accepted for the assault—reportedly told Rihanna that he’s a changed man, and that if she’s willing to welcome him back into her heart, he’s more than willing to accept:

“Chris told her that he felt like he’s grown up in the past year. He’s said he’s so happy to be back in touch with her….They were each other’s first love and he’s missed her so much. Rihanna knows that if he wanted him back, he’d be there in a second.”

Rihanna is currently dating Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp.

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