Rihanna appeared at last night’s MTV VMAs to finally confirm the rumors of rekindling her relationship with Chris Brown are true.
As she exited the stage at the star-studded event after collecting her Video Of The Year award, Rihanna, 24, was stopped by former boyfriend Chris Brown as he congratulated her.
Rihanna and Chris Brown were seen kissing on the lips, before hugging tenderly, with Chris’ arm looking slightly proprietorial around her waist.
The images of Rihanna and Chris Brown, 23, are sure to spark rumors among the singers’ fans that the pair have decided to give their relationship another go.
Rihanna and Chris Brown’s tender display comes after she admitted to Oprah Winfrey that she still considers Chris to be the “love of her life”, despite the fact that she took a restraining order out against the singer after he was charged with assault after hitting her at a pre-Grammy party in 2009.
His vicious assault, which led to Rihanna being hospitalized, led to him receiving five years of probation as a result.
But Rihanna told Oprah Winfrey that since the restraining order was dropped in February 2011, the pair have been working on their friendship.
She said: “I think he is the love of my life. He was my first love. Now we’re very close friends. And that’s not anything we’re going to try to change.
“It’s awkward because I still love him. My stomach drops and I have to maintain this poker face and not let it get to the outer part of me. I have to maintain it and suppress it. When you don’t understand those feelings you can make a lot of mistakes.”
At the time of making the comments, Rihanna was single while Chris Brown has been dating model Karrueche Tran.
At last night’s VMAs, both artists took home awards, with Rihanna being named Video of the Year for We Found Love, and Chris winning Best Male Video and Best Choreography for Turn Up The Music.
Chris Brown’ win is likely to please the singer even more as he was up against rival Drake for the prize.
The RnB singer seemed more than a little delighted to have scored his victory following his infamous brawl with Drake in a New York nightclub in June.
When Chris Brown took to the stage he said: “First and foremost, I want to thank Team Breezy, Riveting Entertainment because this is my first time actually being able to direct a video by myself.”
However, Drake did not walk away empty handed after losing out on the big award for Take Care. Instead, he won the lightly regarded Best Hip-Hop Video award instead.
Meanwhile, the show’s host Kevin Hart made light of Drake and Chris Brown’s brawl at the W.i.P club that left eight people injured, including San Antonio Spurs player Tony Parker, who later said he nearly lost his left eye.
He said: “Right now you guys are arguing over a mistake. You’re arguing over a thrown bottle in the club.
“Drake is from Canada. Drake loves to recycle. Drake thought there was a recycle bin in Chris’s section.”
The cameras showed 25-year-old Drake laughing heartily at the quips.
However, he may not be laughing for long, as he and Chris Brown have been hit with a $16 million lawsuit over the incident by the clubs owners, who lost their licence following the melee.