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Rihanna Is "Going to Rehab for Love Addiction"

The singer is reportedly seeking 12-step treatment to help her move on from Chris Brown.


Brown and Rihanna at the 2013 Grammys
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By McCarton Ackerman


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Pop star Rihanna is reportedly checking into The Ranch clinic in Tennessee for a "heartbreak therapy course" to help her move on from her turbulent on-again, off-again romance with singer Chris Brown. The Ranch's "Women's Love and Sex Addiction Treatment Program" is a 12-step style inpatient program that helps women who struggle with "attracting troubled, addicted, abusive or otherwise emotionally unavailable partners" by using a variety of treatments ranging from counseling to equine therapy. "Rihanna is still desperately in love with Chris. It's like she's obsessed with him and, although he's told her it's over, she just can't get over him," a source told the UK's Grazia magazine. "After talking it through with a psychotherapist, Rihanna is now considering doing a 12-step programme to get rid of her demons." Rihanna would not be the first celebrity to seek treatment for this condition: Tiger Woods' mistress Rachel Uchitel was coping with a sex and love addiction during the 2010 season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Rihanna, 25, and Brown, 24, began dating in 2006, but split in 2009 when he infamously assaulted her after a pre-Grammy party. They became romantically involved again last January, but reportedly split in April after Brown continued to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and declared that he was in love with "two women." The tumultuous relationship may also be taking a toll on her career; Rihanna reportedly took the stage two hours late for a recent UK show in Birmingham after partying until 3 am the night before. Last month, she was booed by fans in Boston for keeping them waiting three hours for a rescheduled show and not providing an opening act.

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