Rihanna’s dad has forgiven Chris Brown for beating his daughter


by Ellie Henman |
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They were the words no one expected to hear from Ronald Fenty but, in a new interview, Rihanna’s dad has admitted he’s forgiven Chris Brown for beating up his daughter in 2009.

The pictures of Rihanna’s bruised face made international headlines and Chris, who was dating the star at the time, pleaded guilty to felony assault.

The rapper was also hit with a restraining order, which Rihanna later lifted in 2011, as the pair seemed to try and rebuild a friendship.

Now, Ronald has said that he’d be happy to see the couple back together.

“Chris will always have a place in our family and my heart,” he told the Mirror from his home in Barbados. “He respects me, calls me pops and I like him – despite what happened. He’s very talented and always humble. I’d support them being together.”

Speaking about the aftermath of the attack, Ronald revealed he wanted to fly to LA to confront Chris but later decided against it.

“I was angry but it’s a long way to go, I wanted to go,” he added. “I was going to fly in, get picked up from LAX and ride to Chris’ place so I could do it myself.”

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Rihanna opened up about the awful attack.

“A lot of women, a lot of young girls, are still going through it. A lot of young boys too,” she said. “It’s not a subject to sweep under the rug, so I can’t just dismiss it like it wasn’t anything, or I don’t take it seriously.

“But, for me, and anyone who’s been a victim of domestic abuse, nobody wants to even remember it. Nobody even wants to admit it.”

When asked about Chris, she said: “We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now.”

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