Rihanna and Chris Brown
Rihanna and Chris Brown have remained close though he attacked her in 2009 Reuters

Chris Brown reportedly wants to date Rihanna again. The Loyal hitmaker is also ready to go to therapy to prove himself.

A source told Hollywood Life: "Chris really wants to be in a loving relationship with the right woman: one who's going to love him and [his daughter] Royalty equally. He knows that's Rihanna but he's not ready. The last thing he wants to do is hurt her emotionally, which is why he's open to going to couples therapy once his schedule calms down."

"Breezy believes in all types of therapy and he knows he has to do some serious emotional work if he wants to make things truly work with Rihanna. He's scared and lonely and he'd never admit that. He'd love to be with Rih but he knows he has to put in the work first," the insider added.

Brown had infamously assaulted the five-time Grammy winner in 2009. He hit her so forcefully that she had major bruising on her face, a split lip, and a bloody nose. However, the two of them still have a strong and complicated bond, despite their public breakup and drama.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Daily Mail, Rihanna's father Ronald Fenty revealed that his daughter and Brown will not be getting back together. He said: "I don't know what their relationship is now. At the basketball, they just said 'hi and hello'. When we was going to the car park he was trying to talk with her but she turned and was talking to somebody else, so he came and talked to me and I had a picture with him. Afterwards Robyn said, 'dad you really taking pictures with he though?'"

"Let her do what she wants to do. This recycling thing don't work for everything, people don't ask me if I could go back with Ms Fenty. Chris is a player, he ain't ready for no one women yet, he ain't ready. He's a party guy," Fenty added.