It was a night Chris Brown, Rihanna and the rest of the world will never forget.On February 8, 2009, Chris physically attacked the songstress after leaving a pre-Grammys party. Fast forward years later, she's forgiven him completely — but Chris admits it took him quite some time to win back his relationship with her.
PHOTO: How Rihanna spent her birthday in a bikini — with Chris Brown"I just tried my best to be the best man I could be over the years and just show her how remorseful and sorry I was for the incident and that time was probably the worst part of my life and being that she has and she's a wonderful person I'm eternally grateful and thankful," he admitted on On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday, March 26.Rihanna may have found it within herself to give the romance another go, but Chris is aware that the public isn't so supportive of it."People are entitled to their opinions," the 23-year-old said. "I can’t go around blaming. It’s all about my responsibility and me growing up as a man."Despite his recent actions, including fighting with rapper Drake at a NYC nightclub and getting into an altercation with Frank Ocean, Chris is determined to do just that — grow up.
VIDEO: Rihanna supports Chris Brown in court"I think now that I’m becoming older, and trying to mature in this life under the public eye at all times, I have to focus on doing the right thing and being more of a humble individual," he explained. "It’s still like we’re kids. I try not to be too grown and be like, 'Lets have candlelight dinner every night.' I try to make sure everything is fun. It has to be fun and it has to be genuine."As for Rihanna, 25, she's more than happy with how their relationship stands now. "I decided it was more important for me to be happy," she's said about their reconciliation. "I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that."
NEWS: Why Rihanna's patched her relationship up with Chris BrownAfter Chris assaulted Rihanna in 2009, he was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service. In February — just days prior to the four year anniversary of the violent act — the songstress supported Chris during his probation update hearing in LA.
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