21/05/2012 12:33 BST

Chris Brown Thanks Cheryl Cole For Support After She Defends Him Over Rihanna Beating

Cheryl Cole really put her neck on the block when she spoke up in defence of Chris Brown, telling people to "move on" from his attack on Rihanna.

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Now Chris has come forward to thank Cheryl for her support.

During a recent radio interview, Cheryl said: "I think it's really kind of Rihanna actually [to forgive him]. She's come out and publicly forgiven him really.

"I think it's about time we all did if I'm completely honest, if you want my opinion... I think it's time we all moved on. That guy is talented as hell," she added.

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Taking to his Twitter page, Chris - who was convicted of assaulting Rihanna after the Grammys in 2009 - thanked Cheryl for her support.

"@cherylcole thanks for the support and believing in me as an artist!" he tweeted.

Cheryl was chatting to former Blur guitarist Alex James on his In:Demand radio show, and also spoke of how she wished more people could learn to forgive and forget.

"I work with people all the time with my charity that are transformed characters," she said.

"They've done things when they were young that they regret, they've been to prison and they're now upstanding members of the public and help our community and are amazing people."


Cheryl Cole at Cannes 2012