It's been a long ride for Chris Brown and Rihanna, and in a recent interview, Chris revealed that he's letting her do her own thing. "The way I look at it is, I am always going to love [Rihanna], but at the end of the day, she's a young girl. I can't really be focused on wife-ing somebody that young."
Chris recognized that he has some growing of his own to do, saying, "And I'm young too. So I can't focus on that right now. I just need to fast forward and be a man and be the best Chris Brown I can be, instead of worrying about whoever else is going to be in my side pocket."
Speaking of "side pockets," here's who we'd like to see in Rihanna's. No pressure, no hurry — but when the time is right, Rih, we got you.
+ Bruno Mars
In his hit song "When I Was Your Man," Bruno Mars lists all of the big mistakes he made in a relationship. You know, stuff like not holding hands or buying flowers. If being in a loving, caring, healthy relationship is what Bruno loses sleep over, we think RiRi should overlook the massive height diff and book a flight straight to Mars!
+ Kendrick Lamar
25-year-old rapper Kendrick Lamar was a straight-A student in high school, and the first person in his family to graduate. In an interview with XXL, Kendrick opened up about his father's past gang involvement, and how it inspired him to do his best. "The best thing for me to do is not to go out there and continue the cycle. It’s to go out there and make something positive out my life to give them inspiration to do something better." K's forward-thinking 'tude could be just what Rihanna needs.
+ Bradley Cooper
He's grown, he's sexy and he's sober! As much as we love "@badgalriri" and her growing collection of scandalous Instagram snaps, Bradley Cooper is definitely the kind of guy you can bring home to the fam. And we all know Rihanna's a family gal, considering she recently donated $1.75 million to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados in honor of her grandma, Dolly!
+ Mikky Ekko
+ Katy Perry
Although she and Rihanna do like to spank each other, Katy Perry isn't on this list because we want Rihanna to taste her cherry ChapStick! Sometimes, after breakups, we rush into something new without giving ourselves enough time to heal and grow. I can't believe I'm saying this, but Chris made a good point when he said, "I just need to fast forward and be a man and be the best Chris Brown I can be, instead of worrying about whoever else is going to be in my side pocket." While longggg overdue, better late than never.
When the time is right, who would you pick to be Rihanna's other half? Let us know in the poll below, and check out MTV's Half Of Us if you need help letting go of your "other half."