Loretta Devine defended Chris Brown on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” Tuesday night.

The "Client List" actress worked with the R&B star on the flick "This Christmas" back in 2007, and when host Andy Cohen asked her about the rumors Chris and Rihanna are back together, Loretta replied “I don’t ever think they split up.”

Andy, who seemed shocked responded, “I think that comes from some kind of knowledge you have” to which Loretta explained, “Well that’s what I think ... love is love, and he wasn’t the first one to hit someone,” whatever that means.

Listen to Loretta's justification below:

Perhaps this means the rekindling rumors are true? Let us know what you think below!

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