She’s got love, marriage and kids on the brain

Nine-time Grammy winning artist and the world’s richest female musician, Rihanna, is one of the industry’s most private stars. The makeup mogul has been in a relationship with Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel for over two years, and in that time, little to nothing has been revealed about their love.


From day one, the power couple have been surrounded by never ending rumours of a split. However, they would always be spotted on one of their rare public appearances, shutting down all the negative talk. Just this weekend, the two were photographed spending the Eid holiday in Italy. Rihanna and Hassan looked all loved up, taking in the beautiful sights of the Amalfi Coast as they went on a romantic boat ride. The couple were also photographed lunching at Lo Scoglio restaurant with a group of people, who are believed to be Hassan’s family.

Now, for the first time ever, the Love on the Brain singer has spoken up about her relationship with Hassan, to her Ocean’s Eight co-star Sarah Paulson for Interview magazine. The Barbadian singer revealed some slight details, which amounts to speaking up by her standards. In a series of questions, the actress asked Riri about who she was dating, which she replied to by saying: “Google it.”

When Sarah later asked her if she was in love, Rihanna replied by saying “Of course I am.” The American Horror Story actress then proceeded to ask her is she is getting married, after which there was a pause, to which Sarah called out “She’s silent!” Then Riri said, “Only god knows that, girl. We plan and god laughs, right?” This was followed by another question about the future, and if the singer wants to be a mother: “More than anything in life,” she replied.

Some would say that Rihanna, who with her music, beauty and clothing lines has become worth an estimated AED 2.2 billion is somewhat a workaholic. And maybe to some degree she is; however, in the interview, she talked a little about how her relationship with her Saudi beau helped her balance work and personal life. She started prioritizing time for herself more.

“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 started. “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. 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.”

Could this mean that there is a wedding in their future?

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