Sat., Oct. 6, 2012 1:00 PM PDT
And now the Queen of Talk herself is chiming in.
Oprah Winfrey says she won't play judge when it comes to Ri-Ri's decision to rekindle her connection with Breezy, three years after her notorious beatdown at his hands.
"I'm not surprised," Oprah told Extra 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."
She also added, "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."
The talk-show maven chatted with the Barbadian beauty during an open and emotional interview in August, during which Ri-Ri revealed that her own father had been physically abusive toward her mother.
"You know what I loved about that interview is that she came with a big wide open heart," Oprah added, "and that she was in the space of forgiveness. And that she learned a lesson that she was repeating with Chris Brown—exactly what she needed to learn from her father."
Last week, the volatile ex-couple sparked talk of a reconciliation after they were spotted making out at a New York City club. A day later, they hit up a Jay-Z concert together in Brooklyn, where they were seen getting cozy with each other.
Romance rumors ramped up even more after Brown later announced that he had split up with girlfriend Karrueche Tran, saying, "I don't want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna."