Rihanna And Chris Brown Get Oprah’s Blessing

Chris Brown and Rihanna have been rekindling their friendship over the past year, and in the past week they’ve made the decision to be open and their relationship. That was accompanied by news that Brown and his girlfriend Karrueche Tran have split, and even Oprah had something to say about the news.

“Is she back with him? I don’t know if that’s true,” Winfrey told “Extra” while she walked a red carpet in Houston, Texas, on Friday.

“I think that if she is prepared to deal with that and is prepared to help him help himself then so be it. I have no judgment about it,” Oprah said of Rihanna who first broke up with Brown after he attacked her in February 2009. “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.”

During the “Next Chapter” sit-down, Rihanna revealed to Winfrey that she had been working on her friendship with Brown. “We built a trust again and that’s it. We love each other and we probably always will, and that’s not anything that we’re going to try to change. It’s not something you can shut off,” she said in the candid interview.

Though Brown had moved on to a relationship with Tran, he clearly is not over the “We Found Love” singer. “Is there such thing as loving two people?” Brown asked in his new viral video. “I don’t know if it’s possible, but I feel like that.”

For now the two stars are maintaining that they are only friends, but all signs point to a rekindled flame. “You know what I loved about that interview is that she came with a big, wide-open heart. She was in the space of forgiveness,” Oprah said of her time with Rihanna. “And that she learned a lesson that she was repeating with Chris Brown — exactly what she needed to learn from her father.”