Chris Brown still loves Rihanna? Singer feels Barbadian beauty is 'wifey material'

Chris Brown had brutally assaulted Rihanna in 2009.

Chris Brown reportedly still has feelings for former girlfriend, Rihanna. The Loyal hitmaker was apparently impressed when he saw photos of the 28-year-old FourFiveSeconds singer at the Billboard Music Awards 2016.

"Chris thinks Ri looked absolutely stunning at the [BBMAs], but that ring on her finger was a showstopper!" a source told Hollywood Life.

The insider added: "She is wifey material and one day she's going to marry the man of her dreams. It could be Chris, too. No one has ever loved him, made him feel more special, or forgiven him for his past mistakes the way Ri has."

In 2009, Brown had assaulted the five-time Grammy winner. He hit her so forcefully that she had major bruising on her face, a split lip and a bloody nose. Following that, the We Found Love singer had vowed never to date rappers like Brown and Drake again.

Meanwhile, during an interview with T magazine, Rihanna talked about relationships and the qualities she looks for in a man. She said: "Guys need attention. They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then. I'll give it to my family, I'll give it to my work — but I will not give it to a man right now."

"I'm turned on by guys who are cultured. That'll keep me intrigued. They don't have to have a single degree, but they should speak other languages or know things about other parts of the world or history or certain artists or musicians. I like to be taught. I like to sit on that side of the table," she added.