Rihanna: Boyfriend Matt Kemp Keeps Me 'Sane'

With all that's happened to Rihanna over the past year-and-a-half, it certainly is nice to hear her say, "I have a boyfriend. I’m so happy." Which is exactly what the singer told Elle magazine in the July issue of the magazine about her blossoming relationship with Los Angeles Dodgers star Matt Kemp.
 
"I feel really comfortable, and it’s so easy," the 22-year-old "Rude Boy" songstress tells the magazine. "I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family.”
 
Talking openly about her relationship with the baseball player is a step for the singer, who just a few weeks ago told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that, "It's new, and it's fun, and it's nothing too serious." 
 
On the subject of her troubled relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who assaulted her 2009, the Barbadian beauty "a year ago, I was very confused -- because he was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives , not only our friendship, but our lives."
 
Whether it's because of Kemp or her family or both, Rihanna explains that it was crucial for her to move on from the 21-year-old Brown. "I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore," she says. "I wanted to be with him again or get over him -- it was either-or. I just didn't want to feel the pain, the confusion."

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