Rihanna talks life and wanting kids after high-profile breakup

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Time: 01 April, 2020

Rihanna seemed to confirm her split with Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel in a recent interview. (File/AFP)

DUBAI: For the first time since Rihanna’s rumored split from Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel, the multi-hyphenate has spoken out on her life post-breakup.

In a recent interview with British Vogue, the singer and beauty mogul told the magazine about her fresh perspective on life. “Since I turned 32, I’m realizing life is really short,” she stated. “You don’t have a lot of time to tolerate sh*t, you know? You put so much on your plate. When you’re overwhelmed, you need to start cutting things out. And I’m overwhelmed too much. What’s happening now is that I’m going back to black and white. My grey area is shutting down.”

In the piece, journalist Afua Hirsch confirmed the break-up, writing “her long-term relationship with the Saudi billionaire businessman Hassan Jameel (conducted largely away from the media’s obsessive gaze) recently ended.”

According to US media reports, Rihanna and her Saudi beau reportedly went their separate ways in January, after nearly three years of dating.

Rihanna gave no indication of an upcoming break up in a 2019 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.”

During the interview with British Vogue, Hirsch asked the singer about the possibility of having children, to which the multi-Grammy Award winner revealed she wanted “three or four” children — with or without a man in her life.

“I feel like society makes me want to feel like, ‘Oh, you got it wrong…’ They diminish you as a mother if there’s not a dad in your kids’ lives,” she explained. “But the only thing that matters is happiness, that’s the only healthy relationship between a parent and a child.”

The singer added, “That’s the only thing that can raise a child truly, is love.”

This article was first published in Arab News

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