Rihanna's dad, Ronald Fenty, 'loves' Chris Brown: 'He's always shown me respect.' Aw.

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Rihanna and Chris Brown have reunited and it feels so good...to her dad.

Earlier this year, Ronald Fenty called the "Don't Judge Me" singer a "nice guy" and said the two made a "perfect couple," despite Brown's 2009 arrest for assaulting his daughter. (He also said she was "a little fat," but he's a forgiving fellow, especially since she'd returned to "her normal size" at the 2012 Grammys).

No wonder then that he tells In Touch that he has "no problem" with the couple rekindling their relationship.

"I know they love each other," insists Brown's biggest fan. "They always have. She's happiest when she's around him, and as long as she's happy, I am happy and the whole world should be too."

For those of foolish enough to disagree, Ri-Ri's enraptured papa says, "I think everyone makes mistakes and they shouldn't be held to them forever. Everyone should be forgiven once."

In fact, Rihanna revealed to Oprah in a candid interview in August that it was her forgiveness of Fenty's physical abuse of her mother that enabled her to open her heart again to Brown.

And why not? If you believe Fenty, the man is teeming with talent and charm.

"I love Chris, man," he fawns. "He's got so much charisma. And he's always had so much respect for me. That's what I love about him. He's always shown me respect."

Aw. If only Ri-Ri were so lucky.
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