But sources say their relationship is as deep as it is complicated. As the two are on the verge of dating again, the 2009 domestic violence incident still affects their careers.“They have a bond and connection that’s so deep that no one can fully understand except them. Last week, the NFL dumped Rihanna as part of the Thursday Night Football pregame show after Ray Rice’s domestic violence controversy, and Chris Brown still faces questions about the incident.“They were supposedly ‘just friends’ but they would always flirt.There is a real ‘soul mate’ connection between them.” The outlet noted that Rihanna and Chris Brown may be more than just friends again.Maybe I’m the person who’s almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they’re not strong enough, when they’re not understanding the world, when they just need someone to encourage them in a positive way and say the right thing." PHOTOS: Stars who've survived abuse In fact, the "Four Five Seconds" songstress, 27, thought she could change him. "Sometimes you just have to walk away." Despite their complex past, Rihanna told However, she wishes the subject of Brown and his domestic abuse would be left behind.
But rumors about their relationship emerged after the singers collaborated on songs and appeared in photos together. But I'm pretty solid in the knowing that he's disgusted by that.They have rekindled their relationship a few times over the course of the past few years, and sources say they are close to doing it again.“Rihanna and Chris never stopped talking,” a source told .But that would be empty for me; that to me is a hollow move.I would wake up the next day feeling like s--t," she shared.