The trauma of the assault haunted her because she was so in love with Brown before he left bruises on her body.
Rihanna talked elaborately how deep she fell in love with Chris Brown and how the relationship that ended bad changed her life. The 24-year-old singer admitted in an interview with Harper's Bazaar August issue that she is now afraid to fall in love again.
"When I was in love, I fell so hard. I was really, really, really in love," the singer told the magazine. "The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye my whole life changed. Everything that I knew was different."
The couple broke up after the infamous assault where Brown left some nasty bruises on her face in February 2009. "I never thought I'd feel that pain in my life. I'm afraid of feeling that again," Rihanna said. She briefly dated Matt Kemp in 2010 and was linked to Drake this year.
After sometime apart, Brown and Rihanna reconnected and even collaborated on two remix tracks earlier this year.