The world was quite rightly horrified by the reports, worried for the physical and psychological welfare of the entertainer.
And so was Oprah.
During an episode of her talk show, Oprah looked directly into the camera and sent a message to Rihanna. “Give it some time, get yourself some counselling… Love doesn’t hurt. If a man hits you once, he will hit you AGAIN,” she said.
Three years on, Oprah and Rihanna have appeared together for a lengthy interview on Oprah’s new show – Oprah’s Next Chapter.
Rihanna has revealed a lot of her feelings about her relationship, her love for Chris Brown and how she has since come to forgive him.
It makes for compelling – and thought-provoking – viewing.
What are your thoughts on Rihanna on Oprah?