Oprah decided to rerelease her 2012 conversation with Rihanna on her brand new podcast Super Soul Conversations.”
In the 8-year-old interview, the singer opens up about her relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, which has sparked up the conversation to the forefront once again on social media.
RiRi and Brown had a very public and controversial breakup. As addressed in this interview, the two were able to grow and rebuild their trust.
“We’ve been working on our friendship again,” she said during their conversation. “Now we’re very very close friends. We’ve built up a trust again, and that’s – we love each other and we probably always will. And that’s not something we’re ever going to change. That’s not something you can shut off, if you’ve ever been in love.”
The clip comes from 2012’s Next Chapter series on OWN.
She also shares that she feels Brown could of been her happily ever after.
“I think he was the love of my life. He was the first love,” she said. “And I see that he loved me the same way… it’s not even about us being together. I truly love him. So the main thing for me is that he’s at peace. I’m not at peace if he’s a little unhappy, or he’s still lonely.”
Rihanna has since moved on to date billionaire Hassan Jameel but things did not work out and they broke up earlier this year. She is currently focused on Fenty Beauty and working on her much-anticipated ninth studio album.
Relive the conversation below.