Chris Brown Sentenced to Stay Away From Rihanna for 5 Years

Chris Brown should stock up on photos of Rihanna -- 'cause that's the only way he's going to see her for a while.

The singer was formally sentenced in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday for his arrest, afterattackingRihanna last February.

L.A. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg ordered Chris not to have any communication with Rihanna for the next five years, which includes phone and email contact. He was also ordered not to come within 100 yards of Rihanna - 10 yards if they're both at the same event.

Chris will also do six months of community labor in Virginia -- performing graffiti removal, cleaning and maintaining grounds, and washing cars.

"Brown's labor hours will be flexible to accommodate his entertainment career," according to DA spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons.

Chris, who was accompanied by a bodyguard and his mom, will be on probation for five years, he'll have to take a year of domestic violence classes, and was ordered to pay fines.

At the end of the hearing, the judge warned Chris, presumably referencing the reports that Chris and Rihanna have been seeing each other, "I'm not immune to any chatter on the airwaves. Do you understand, Mr. Brown, that any violation of this order is a violation of your probation and it comes with the possible penalty of prison?"

Chris responded "Yes."

Hopefully everyone can move on with their lives now.

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