Rihanna is single and loving life right now. Her life has done a 180 since her break-up with Chris Brown, and she’s not afraid to talk about it anymore.
Rihanna is on the cover of the January issue of GQ looking hot and discussing her ex. Coming up on the one-year anniversary of her attack, she tells the mag, "It's relieving. Because it was built up for so long, and all these thoughts and emotions have been running through my mind for the past eight months. And now it's like I finally get to let go and move on."
Rihanna also admits it’s not easy talking about the incident, but each time she does, it gets a little easier.
"I wanted to move on,” she says. “And I knew that was the only way I could have done it. And I wanted people to move on with me. 'Cause the last big thing they know about me is That Night. And I don't want that to be what people define me as."
Rihanna also recounts the months after the incident, and how she pulled out of it on her own. "I didn't really want to be around anybody, for them to stare at me and stuff, and feel sorry for me. So I just — I stayed in the house a lot. Then I started to get cabin fever. I was like, I'm going crazy in here,” she says.
"It took a lot of strength to pull out of that relationship," she says. "To finally just officially cut it off. It was like night and day. It was two different worlds. It was the world I lived for two years, and then having the strength to say, 'I'm gonna step into my own world. Start over.'"
Now that the scars have long healed, Rihanna says the emotional pain is what’s with her every day. "The bruises fade away," she says. "But the thing that stays with you is the emotional scars."
We love that Rihanna is capable of talking so freely about the incident. She probably has no idea how many women she is helping to see the light.