Chris Brown admits that although he and Rihanna are together again after a tumultuous few years, it was not easy for him to win her back.
Brown spoke to The Mirror, and addressed the night in 2009 that changed everything, when he assaulted his then-girlfriend, leaving her with a black eye, busted lip and bite marks.
“That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake,” Brown told the UK publication.
“But she loves me – what can I say? I’m forgiven … but, yes, I worked hard for it.
Sometimes you row, you fight, with the one you love and things get said, stuff spirals,” he went on to say.
At Elton John's Oscars after-party, Brown went on to talk about Rihanna, telling the New York Post's Page Six, "We are really happy. We are back together. She is the most beautiful girl in the world. But I'm sad she couldn't be here tonight; she is rehearsing for her tour."
In February, Rihanna was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and admitted that being with Brown fulfills her, even if the media is not accepting of their relationship.
"I decided it was more important for me to be happy, and I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that,” she said.
“Even if it's a mistake, it's my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I'd rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it."
While Brown and Rihanna are moving forward, some in the media are not doing the same.
Oscars 2013 host Seth MacFarlane has been labeled the worst host of the awards show ever, and it may have to do with his offensive joke about Rihanna, Chris Brown and the slavery film, “Django Unchained.”
When introducing the film “Django Unchained,” which won the original screenplay Oscar, MacFarlane said to the audience, "This is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who's been subjected to unthinkable violence.
Or as Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, a date movie."
The crowd simply gasped at the joke.
Viewers of the Oscars 2013 took to twitter to express their disappointment in the Rihanna and Chris Brown joke. “After hearing bits of Seth MacFarlane #Oscards hosting on @npr, glad I missed it. The Rihanna/Chris Brown joke make me abhor him even more,” wrote @ElizabethM_J.
“Just heard Seth MacFarlane's Rihanna/ChrisBrown/DjangoUnchained "joke." Wow. Because domestic violence is HILARIOUS. #wrong,” said @JauDee941.