Rihanna Still Has Feelings for Chris Brown

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Sep. 3 2009, Published 3:45 p.m. ET

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Even though her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown was convicted of viciously attacking her, Rihanna not only doesn't think the restraining order — which keeps him at a safe distance for the next five years — is not needed, but she still hasn't given up on the idea of taking him back.

“Though Rihanna does not object to the sentence, she did feel it was unnecessary to have the restraining order in place for five years,” Rihanna's attorney, Donald Etra, tells OK!. Sources close to the star say she favors a less severe order that would only require Chris not to annoy or harass her.

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“She really doesn’t see the necessity of keeping an entire football-field length between them,” one insider says. “She’s forgiven him. And he is remorseful.”

“Chris really wants to see her,” says Rihanna’s friend. Indeed, in last night's interview with CNN’s Larry King, Chris admitted that being apart has been “difficult,” but “we’ll always be friends.”

Rihanna’s pal adds that despite all that’s passed between them — and despite her recent flirtation with rapper Aubrey “Drake” Graham at Katy Perry’s Aug. 30 post-concert party at H.wood nightclub — Rihanna still has feelings for her ex.

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“She gets missing Chris and the s**t starts all over. A kiss and a slap, a kiss and a slap. Right now, she’s feeling strong. But she’s switched gears in the past and taken him back."


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