updated 02/07/2013 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/07/2013 AT 12:15 PM ET
That’s one way to stand by your man.
Brown, 23, was in court for possible probation report falsification involving the community service work he was required to do after domestically abusing Rihanna, 24, in 2009. Joined by Brown’s mother, Joyce Hawkins, and two other women, Rihanna sat stoically as the judge discussed Brown’s case.
Then, hours later, the couple was photographed leaving a recording studio together in Brown’s Porsche around 4:30 a.m., after having spent five hours together inside.
“Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I’d rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it,” she said.
But Rihanna insists that things are “different now.”
“We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We have each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that,” she told the magazine.