Loretta Devine: "Chris Brown Wasn’t the First Man to Ever Hit Somebody"
Brown's former co-star comes to his defense
It's anyone's guess how Bravo got a seasoned actress like Loretta Devine to appear on their reality TV-themed gossip talk show "Watch What Happens Live!" But she did.
After fielding questions about which woman in Hollywood has the worst weave (it's a Real Housewife of Atlanta, by the way), and which male celebrity she'd not be surprised to hear is on a client list, the "Waiting to Exhale" actress was asked the standard industry question about Rihanna and Chris Brown's relationship.
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Devine and Brown worked together on their 2007 holiday film This Christmas and she had this to say about the former couple:
"I don't think they ever split up. So, there. Love is love, you know? And he wasn’t the first one to hit somebody. Uh-oh, I'm in trouble now. They acted like he was the first man to ever hit somebody or whatever. I'm just saying I don't think they ever split up. From knowing him, he's a very youthful boy. On [the set of] This Christmas, he was doin' stuff like skeeting water on the back of your neck and sneezing, going 'Hi, Loretta!' So, I dunno. I don't think they ever split up. You know she was dating [Matt] Kemp of the Dodgers for a little while, but I think that was to just throw everybody off."
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Watch Loretta defend Chris below: