Rihanna and Chris Brown kissed just moments after her big win at the MTV Video Music Awards. However, it seems Rihanna and Brown have sparked rumors that the two are dating. It seems surreal, perhaps wrong in a sense, but the two singers have definitely put the past behind them and are looking in the future.
The sometimes turbulent relationship between the two turned sweet for a brief interlude Thursday night during a commercial break after the pop star won video of the year for her hit “We Found Love.”
MTV showed the grainy footage shot from a distance on its website Friday. As Rihanna walks offstage, she smiles and reaches out to embrace Brown, who also earned honors at the ceremony in the categories of best male video and best choreography. She gives him a quick kiss, then tussles his newly bleached blond hair as she exits.
Their friendly display at L.A.’s Staples Center comes after Rihanna’s recent revelation that she still has feelings for Brown, 23, whose relationship with the singer, 24, was marked by a domestic violence drama that unfolded in headlines more than three years ago.
“I truly love him,” she told Oprah last month during an emotional interview, in which she confirmed that they had reconnected in St. Tropez earlier in the year. “And the main thing for me is that he is at peace. I’m not at peace if he is unhappy or he is still lonely. I care.”
The two split in 2009 after Brown attacked her, leaving her bruised and battered.