Chris Brown and Rihanna Reunite: ‘They Need Emotional Sobriety,’ Says Jane Velez-Mitchell

By: Chad Kennedy / November 15, 2012

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Are Chris Brown and Rihanna back together?

That seems to be the hot topic and the answer to the question changes daily. But, one thing is for sure, the parents of the two singers are rooting for them to get back together.

Brown’s mom, Joyce Hawkins, was recently spotted partying with the two on Halloween in West Hollywood, Calif., where they partied until the early hours of the morning.

“She [Brown’s mom] kept hugging Rihanna all throughout the night,” said the onlooker. “At one point Rihanna put her head on his mom’s shoulder and his mom kissed her head.”

Given that Chris Brown is still on probation for assaulting Rihanna, is it a good thing that their parents are encouraging the two to reconcile?

That’s the question that Celebuzz posed to HLN host Jane Velez-Mitchell, who had some strong words for the singers and their parents.

“This says more about the parents and their agenda than it does about what’s best for Rihanna and Chris Brown,” Velez-Mitchell explained. “Yeah, she [Chris Brown’s mom] wants the two to get back together and be a couple because that would diminish the seriousness of what Chris Brown did to Rihanna.

“Mom wants what is best for Chris Brown even though brushing that very serious assault over is not really what’s in the best interest for Chris Brown.”

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As for Rihanna’s dad, who stated that he’d like to see the two get married and called Brown a “super guy,” Velez-Mitchell has some insight into why he has been so supportive of the two reuniting.

Have you seen the pictures of how his daughter looked after he was brutalized by Chris Brown. What father would say that? Well, let’s go to Rihanna’s interview with Oprah where she reveals that she had a falling out with her dad at times for his alleged abusive behavior to her mom. So, by minimizing Chris Brown’s behavior, he is by extension minimizing his own behavior.”

Velez-Mitchell concludes that Brown and Rihanna seem to have co-dependency issues that stem from their parents that must be dealt with in order for the two to move forward.

“They need to stop covering up for each other and rationalizing each other’s behavior,” she said. “Rihanna and Chris Brown are extraordinarily talented stars, they’re beautiful, rich, famous, they have everything. What they need is emotional sobriety. The sooner they own up to how egregious this was, the sooner they’ll all be on the path to good mental and emotional health.”

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