One of music’s most volatile relationships may finally be ending. Chris Brown confessed that he’s not looking to date Rihanna ever again — because he cares too much about her. What a mature move, Chris!

Chris Brown, 26, had something major to get off his chest: he loves Rihanna, 27, so much that he had to make the tough decision to never be with her again, according to a source who spoke to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. While Chris will always love Rihanna, he just can’t bear to break her heart another time.

Chris has been defined largely by his on-again, off-again relationship with Rihanna, including the terrible night in 2007 after the Grammy Awards when he brutally injured her. In the years since, they’ve forged a friendship and flirted back and forth with a relationship, but it’s never worked out because of his womanizing ways. Now Chris is saying that he just can’t get back together with Rihanna and give her any more grief than she’s already faced. He loves her too much.

“He knows who he is, an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. He knows he loves women and knows he could have just about any one he wants. He realizes that and the last thing he’d ever want to do is hurt his precious Rihanna and not give her what she wants — which is love and a monogamous commitment.”

It’s a very sweet declaration. He wants Rihanna to be happy, with or without him in the picture. Chris has owned up to his reputation and accepted the fact that he can’t handle monogamy; if that’s what Rihanna’s after in a relationship, then they can’t be together. It’s admirable that he can let someone he loves so deeply go to give her that.