Following her "alleged" beatdown at the hands of boyfriend Chris Brown, who she has since reconciled with, Rihanna is eager to move on with her life, a source close to the singer says, and she's not shying away from the public anymore.
"She's out and about now," the source reports, saying the singer is looking to put the events of February 8 behind her. "She's not hiding at this point. She's trying to get her life back in order. She's trying to figure it all out. It's going to be hard."
Rihanna has been quietly stepping out on both coasts recently.
On Saturday, she headed to dinner in New York at Da Silvano in the West Village with three people. Over pasta, she "was relaxed," according to a fellow diner.
"She looked fantastic, like a superstar. She did look rather serious." She may be stepping out, but she hasn't been seen with Brown in public since the attack.
While in the Big Apple, Rihanna also went to the Spotted Pig on Friday night.
Accompanied by Brandy, the R&B star met up inside with Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
Last week, the singer hit the town in Los Angeles, where she celebrated her belated birthday with girlfriends. The following night, she headed to the Geisha House with some friends, and "was in very good spirits" during the night.
We will see if she can truly move on. She may still have to testify against Chris Brown, though both his lawyer and hers are trying to get her off the hook.
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