The twosome may not receive the kind of support they're hoping for. While Rihanna's dad publicly stated he's behind his daughter in whatever decision she makes, new reports suggest the "Umbrella" singer's family isn't ready to forgive and forget. "Everyone wants them to take a break, to cool off," a Rihanna relative revealed to People magazine. "No one wants them back together. I'm concerned -- I don't want her to make a mistake, and I don't want her to ever go through this again."
Immediately following the battering, a reconciliation between Chris and Rihanna didn't seem likely. Brown went into hiding, while Rihanna recuperated in Mexico -- after reportedly helping the LAPD build a case against her allegedly abusive beau.
Will Brown be charged -- and will Rihanna defend him in court? Chris faces a judge in L.A. on Thursday.