Tom Munro/ElleRihanna is in a very different place from where she was last year at this time, when she was still dealing with the aftermath of being assaulted by her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in February 2009.
"A year ago, I was very confused," she says in the July issue of Elle. "Because he [Chris Brown] was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives -- not only our friendship, but our lives. I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore. I wanted to be with him again or get over him -- it was either-or. I just didn't want to feel the pain, the confusion."
Fortunately, RiRi, 22, managed to move on and is now dating Matt Kemp, 25, who plays Center Field for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
"I'm so happy," she smiles. "I feel really comfortable, and it's so easy. I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to myRead More »from Rihanna’s New Boyfriend Keeps Her Sane