International superstar and beauty/fashion mogul Rihanna got candid about her relationship and desires to become a mother.
The 31-year-old Grammy-award winner spoke openly in an interview conducted by her Ocean’s 8 co-star Sarah Paulson for Interview Magazine. Rih Rih shared details about her personal life, including her two-year relationship with boyfriend, businessman Hassan Jameel, how soon we can expect her new music, and how important she takes her mental health.
“It’s only the last couple years that I started to realize that you need to make time for yourself, because your mental health depends on it,” Rihanna shares. “If you’re not happy, you’re not going to be happy even doing things that you love doing. It’d feel like a chore. I never want work to feel like a chore. My career is my purpose, and it should never feel like anything other than a happy place.”
“I’ve made little things a big deal, like going for a walk or going to the grocery store,” she continues. “I got into a new relationship, and it matters to me. It was like, ‘I need to make time for this.’ Just like I nurture my businesses, I need to nurture this as well. I’ll shut things down for two days, three days at a time. On my calendar we now have the infamous ‘P,’ which means personal days. This is a new thing.”
When addressing her relationship with Hassan, the “Umbrella” singer confirmed to Paulson that “of course” she’s in love. But admitted marriage is still up to the man upstairs.
“Only God knows that, girl. We plan and God laughs, right?”
The proud aunty also recently celebrated her niece’s 5th birthday and spoke how she wants to be a mother “more than anything in life.”
But the big question from members of the Rihanna Navy is, “WHERE IS THE MUSIC”?! Rihanna confirmed that new music is on the way, but she wants to make sure it’s just right.
“It really does suck that it can’t just come out, because I’m working on a really fun one right now. I’m really happy with a lot of the material we have so far, but I am not going to put it out until it’s complete. It makes no sense to rush it, but I want it out. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m like, ‘Even if I don’t have the time to shoot videos, I’m going to put an album out.'”
As for when fans can expect the new album, Rihanna says,
“I wish I knew. I have blocked off a solid period of time for the studio next month.”
Read more form Rihanna’s candid talk with Sarah Paulson at Interview.