Chris Brown swears he's a new man — and this time Rihanna actually believes him, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
Insiders have revealed the former couple, who famously split in 2009 after she was left battered and bruised, has even taken tentative steps towards a romantic reunion.
The reason for 28-year-old Rihanna's drastic about-face ?
Brown, 27, may finally be showing signs that he's maturing after he posted an emotional response after seeing an Instagram video that showed a mother teaching her daughter positive affirmations, reminding her that she is everything from "smart" to "funny."
"This honestly had me in tears but of joy!" the rapper wrote in a caption on the video. "This is what makes me continue to wanna be better and also have faith in humanity."
"I commend this wonderful little girl and her mother most of all for being able to understand the hurt that a child may go through but the willingness to love yourself and be GREAT LIKE THE YOUNG KINGS AND YOUNG QUEENS WE ALL ARE!"
Rihanna, one friend of the "Work" singer told Radar "can't believe the change in Chris."
"They're talking every day again and have met up a few times," said the pal.
"He's moodier and more serious, but he's much softer and a borderline feminist these days."
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