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Rihanna and Chris Brown kiss at the VMAs (via MTV)
Thanks to the "VIP Seating Cam," there's footage of Rihanna greeting Brown before the show. When Rihanna got close, her ex stood up and she smooched him on the cheek. Then they hugged. Then she walked back and sat next to Katy Perry, where she may or may not have bad-mouthed Drake when he won.
This was the first physical contact these exes have had in public since 2008, before Brown was arrested on domestic violence charges the night before the Grammy Awards. But, their friendly behavior isn't too shocking, considering the flurry or romance rumors that have gone around about them this year. Plus, Rihanna openly admitted her feelings for her ex-boyfriend to Oprah Winfrey recently.
"I truly love him," she said in the emotional interview. "And the main thing for me is that he is at peace. I'm not at peace if he is unhappy or he is still lonely. I care."
See Rihanna and Chris Brown's VMA exchange here: