DUBAI: Pop star and beauty tycoon Rihanna said she is giving more importance to her personal life, and referred to her relationship with her Saudi boyfriend, in a recent interview published by a US magazine.
“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,” she said in a conversation with “Ocean’s 8” co-star Sarah Paulson for Interview Magazine.
Paulson grilled the Fenty owner about her personal life, at one point asking her who she was dating, which she answered: “Google it.”
Paulson then asked her if she was in love, and she said “Of course I am.”
“Just like I nurture my businesses, I need to nurture this as well,” Rihanna said, alluding to her reported relationship with Hassan Jameel, a Saudi businessman, whom she was first linked to when a photo of them went viral in 2017.
The 31-year-old star opened up about her relationship with Jameel, discussing how it affected her work-life balance.
“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… 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,” she said.
When asked about getting married, Rihanna paused, and then answered: “Only God knows that, girl. We plan and God laughs, right?”
Although marriage plans seem to be far-fetched, the pop star revealed that she wants to be mother “more than anything in my life.”
Rihanna also hinted at an upcoming album she’s been working on, after a three-year hiatus after “Anti” — her eighth album released in 2016.