Rihanna and Chris Brown cozied up at the Grammy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles, four years after the highly-publicized physical altercation between the lovebirds.
Four years ago, Rihanna and then-boyfriend Chris Brown failed to show at the 2009 Grammy Awards when they were scheduled to perform, because of what was later revealed to be a domestic violence incident.
Brown first pled not guilty to the felony assault charges, then later pleaded guilty and received five years probation and 180 days of community service. He was also ordered to stay at least 50 feet away from Rihanna.
But all appeared forgiven – and forgotten – on Sunday night as he cosied up to the Barbadian pop star in the front row of the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center.
The couple split after the incident, but over the past few months, though, Rihanna and Brown haven’t been shy about being back together, posting couple photos on Instagram and opening up in interviews about their status.
Rihanna told Oprah Winfrey she still loves Brown and in her latest interview with the Rolling Stone, the 24-year-old star said:
“He made a mistake, and he’s paid his dues.”
She insisted the relationship now between the pair is very different to when they first dated – when Chris was still a teenager.
Rihanna, 24, dressed in a red gown, snuggled up to Brown, 23, wearing a white suit, as they posed for the cameras while sitting in the audience at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
A wide grin on his face, the notorious star hugged his girlfriend as she leaned lovingly against his shoulder.
Having shed the diamonds she wore on the red carpet, Rihanna replaced the bling with the simple band.
And as she gave her passionate performance, Twitter fans had their eyes firmly on her finger, reports the Daily Mail.
Twitter exploded with conjecture that Rihanna — who performed an emotional rendition of her new single “Stay” at Sunday night’s event — is engaged to the man who beat her up at pre-Grammy party in 2009.
“Is that a wedding ring on Rihanna?” tweeted one excited user.
The guessing game heated up on Twitter. “Rihanna engaged?!?! Or that’s some type of promise ring?” one Twitter user posted. Another asked “Really? Hope that’s just an accessory.”
R&B singer Brown showed up smiling at the Grammy Awards show on Sunday, saying he was just a little banged up after crashing his car into a wall on the eve of the annual music industry awards.
According to the Reuters, embattled R&B singer Chris Brown crashed his car into a wall in upscale Beverly Hills on Saturday, and later told police officers he was trying to elude aggressive paparazzi, police said.
In the latest incident, Brown told Beverly Hills police that photographers were chasing him right up until the crash, said police Sergeant Kurt Haefs.
‘I’ll get another one,’ Brown, laughing, told E! News on Sunday. ‘Insurance is good.
Earlier in the night, a solo Brown made his notorious return to the award show’s red carpet dressed in an angelic white Lanvin suit.
The couple was also snapped leaving a party later that night, per X17online.com, with Brown driving Rihanna in his orange Lamborghini. The infamous 2009 feud between Brown and Rihanna took place after the couple left a Grammys party, says the NY Daily News.