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Rihanna cut off from family and married?

As the owner of Bloom Creatives, Caroline Gutierrez Goddard tells stories with words and photos -- and as such, is a regular contributor here at SheKnows.

Domestic disturbia

Rihanna has been cut off from her family as she remains holed up with the man who allegedly beat her, and new info has surfaced implying she and Chris Brown may have married.

Chris Brown has his day in courtIn an interview with US Magazine, Rihanna's father says neither he nor the singer's mother have been able to get in touch.

"Rihanna's mother is telling me that she hasn't heard anything from her," he says. "She said the last she heard Rihanna was well."

"I've gone numb. I've heard so much. But I can't get on to her. Her mother can't get on to her, her brother told me she changed her email. Somebody has a stranglehold on her. I'm lost."

Rihanna's father has tried to call and text his daughter, but has been cut off completely.

"I'll text the old numbers she had, and I call them," he says. "One girl answered, and she said, 'This is not Robin's number anymore.' I asked, 'Do you work for Robin? Do you deal with Robin?' And the girl hung up, so I don't know what's going on anymore."

Rihanna's real name is Robyn Fenty.

Cutting off a victim from her family is, unfortunately, a classic abuser move, and now it seems Brown may have found the ultimate way of making sure Rihanna can't testify against him -- marriage.

Rumors are swirling that Rihanna and Chris Brown, who reunited merely weeks after the alleged attack, had a quick and dirty wedding ceremony while on vacation at Diddy's Miami enclave.

When asked for comment, Rihanna's peeps couldn't exactly deny it. "Sorry for the delayed response, but we aren't able to offer anything right now but will keep you in posted if that changes," Rihanna's reps says of the marriage inquiries.

If in fact the pair did wed, it may have been in a misguided attempt to enact marital privilege in court -- a law that stated spouses could not be forced to testify against each other. But there are two problems with that: one, marital privilege is no longer as strict as it once was -- many states now treat spouses as regular witnesses -- and two, Brown could be convicted soley on the strength of other evidence, without Rihanna's testimony.

The couple has been spotted together by photogs several times since Rihanna left her Mexican beach vacation solo, and that may be no accident. A source says Brown is tipping of photogs himself in a bid to get back into the public's good graces -- the only way he can save his career.

"Chris tipped off the photographers," says the source. "He needs it to be out there that he and Rihanna are back together. His only chance for a career was if she got back together with him, and he wanted people to see them there."

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