Rihanna found it hard to come to terms with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown assaulting her because he was her first true love.
Rihanna has finally spoken out about the night Chris Brown attacked her, saying it could have happened to anyone.
The 'Umbrella' singer - who was left battered and bruised after her ex-boyfriend assaulted her in February at a pre-Grammys party - knows she isn't the only person to be the victim of domestic abuse.
She said: "This happened to me. It can happen to anyone."
However, the 21-year-old beauty admitted it was hard to come to terms with because of the feelings she had for the 'Run It' singer.
She says in an episode of US TV show 'Good Morning America' due to air on Thursday (05.11.09): "He was definitely my first big love."
Chris recently gave an interview about the assault and spoke of his regret about attacking Rihanna and told how he is trying his best to make amends.
He said: "I'm human. If people feel a certain way, I'm not going to say they're wrong. But it's not right to judge somebody when people make mistakes all the time.
"I've learned from my mistakes and I'm learning from them. And I regret every moment, every second of it."
Chris attacked Rihanna in his car as they left a pre-Grammy Awards party in February, repeatedly punching her in the face and biting her arms.
He pleaded guilty to assault and in August was sentenced to six months of community service, 12 months of domestic violence counselling and five years probation.
The judge also issued a restraining order which requires him to stay at least 100 yards from Rihanna for five years.