Rihanna's father believes that Chris Brown deserves a second chance and says his daughter's significant other has met his expectations.
Ronald Fenty, 24-year-old Barbadian singer Rihanna's father, spoke up about Brown deserving another chance with his daughter. Although 23-year-old Brown physically assaulted the pop star in 2009, the pair has spoken about reconciling in interviews while making public appearances together.
Fenty said he has no issues with Brown getting a second chance with his daughter.
"Chris made a mistake … a terrible one. But I'm a great believer that everybody deserves a second chance and Chris is no different," Fenty said in a Perez Hilton report. "Everybody goes wrong at some point. I certainly have. But it is how you come back and live your life which is important."
For Rihanna's father, his daughter's happiness is most important despite public scrutiny.
"As long as she is happy then so am I. Everybody has had their say about her and Chris but it is up to her to find her own way," Fenty said in the Perez Hilton report. "Chris has always been polite and kind to me and treated me with respect. That's all you can ask from your daughter's boyfriend."
Monica Braithwaite, Rihanna's mother, also said she trusts her daughter's decision to reconcile with Chris Brown and recently opened up about her reasons for doing so in Rolling Stone magazine.
"I know her. I'm very proud of her," Braithwaite told Rolling Stone. "She has her head on straight. I have to let her make her decisions, and I can only sit back and hope and pray for the best."
Rihanna says that she is not afraid if her decision to reconcile with Brown turns out to be a mistake.
"Even if it's a mistake, it's my mistake," Rihanna told Rolling Stone recently. "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."