The queen of good advice, Oprah Winfrey, is sounding off on reports that Rihanna has reunited with her ex Chris Brown. Her take? Don’t judge them!
“Are they back together?” Oprah asked “Extra” when questioned about the celebrity couple, seemingly shocked by the alleged reunion. “I don’t know if that’s true and no, I’m not surprised.”
The talk show queen wasn’t quick to pass judgement on Rihanna. “I think that if she is prepared to deal with that and is prepared to help him help himself then so be it,” she said. “I have no judgment about it. That’s why I can sit there and have such a great time with her because I do all my interviews with no judgment whatsoever. If that’s how you choose to lead your life, that’s really OK.”
This is a far cry from the advice Lady O had in 2009 following the physical altercation between Chris and Rihanna when she told RiRi to leave her abusive man alone. “If a man hits you once, he will hit you again,” she said. “If I were your friend, I would call you up and say give it some time. Get yourself some counseling.”
Oprah recently interviewed Rihanna in her native Barbados for an emotional episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” during which the “Diamonds” singer opened up about her feelings for Chris.
“You know what I loved about that interview is that she came with a big wide open heart,” said Oprah. “She was in the space of forgiveness. And that she learned a lesson that she was repeating with Chris Brown—exactly what she needed to learn from her father.”