It’s open season on Chris Brown and Rihanna’s rekindled friendship. The latest celebrity to weigh in on the pop stars reuniting musically is magnetic talk show host Wendy Williams, who urged the stars to keep their new friendship on a platonic level.
“Now, if they’re going to do music together, fine,” Williams told The Hollywood Reporter. “[But] please don’t go back to him romantically speaking. The girl is too young to be giving a woman-beater a second chance.”
Breezy and Rih Rih sparked a firestorm of controversy last week when they released two singles on the same day. Brown was featured on the remix to Rihanna’s single “Birthday Cake,” and Rih returned the favor lending her vocals to Brown’s high-energy dance track “Turn Up the Music.”
Williams understands how the former lovers could find it in their hearts to rebuild their relationship after Brown’s assault of the Grammy Award-winning pop singer in 2009, but she’s cautious of things going further.
“I understand that people rebuild their lives and that people change and we have all fallen down at some point and gotten back up and deserve forgiveness,” Williams said.” But I don’t think that while you’re in your twenties and you don’t own property together, and you have no kids, and you don’t own animals together, that you’re supposed to be living the life of a 38-year-old married woman who’s having problems with her husband. You know I just think that Rihanna needs a fresh start and it’s not with Chris Brown.”
Now that Brown and Rihanna have been openly flirting and using Twitter to flaunt their renewed rapport, Williams just wants to see them have fun and focus on their careers rather than love.
“I wish Chris well and I think he’s very, very talented, but first of all I think these two were too deeply in love and I don’t think that deep love is for somebody in their twenties,” Williams says of the hot topic, which she often discusses on The Wendy Williams Show. “I think that that’s the time that you’re supposed to be dipping it, doing it, doing you, and taking advantage of your career and all the opportunities that your career has to offer, and then you fall into deep love…in your thirties. Color me corny, but that’s my opinion. Too much love too fast.”
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