Rihanna recently opened up about her relationship with boyfriend Hassan Jameel and whether she wants to have kids with him one day in a rare new interview.
The interview was conducted by her former Ocean's Eight co-star, Sarah Paulson, for Interview magazine. The 31-year-old Barbadian singer confessed for the first time publicly that she is in love with her billionaire boyfriend, Hassan Jameel.
"Of course I am," she responded, when Paulson asked her bluntly if she's in love. This is quite surprising as the star is usually very private about her relationship with her boyfriend.
However, when Paulson asked if she and Jameel have plans to get married anytime soon, the star stayed silent for a moment, and then said, "Only God knows that, girl. We plan and God laughs, right?"
Rihanna also said that she's more than ready to start a family, telling Paulson that she wants to be a mother "more than anything in life." Normally extremely private when it comes to her personal life, Rihanna admitted that balancing work and personal life is something she has been working on in recent years.
"I never used to be this way. 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," she explained. " 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 continued. "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."
The interview comes just a few days after Rihanna was spotted snuggling up to Jameel in a rare PDA on romantic boat trip in Italy during their romantic vacation on the Amalfi Coast. The two were first linked in June 2017, when paparazzi snapped pics of them kissing in Spain.
Jameel is from Saudi Arabia. His family owns the Abdul Latif Jameel Co., which was named after his late grandfather, and that secured the exclusive rights to distribute Toyota in Saudi Arabia. They are the 12th richest Arab family, according to Forbes, and have an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion.
As for Rihanna, she has nine Grammy Awards, 10 signature fragrances, thriving beauty and lingerie businesses, and a new ready-to-wear line for the LVMH. She has broken a handful of Guinness World Records, she was the first black woman to be the face of Dior, and has shown her acting chops alongside famous actresses. Former president Barack Obama has even called her “a powerful force in the fight to give people opportunity, dignity, and hope.”