Despite expressing years back that she wasn’t ready for kids, Rihanna's recent statements about her desire for motherhood make it seem as though this music superstar and businesswoman is planning on having some little ones in the near future.
Some have speculated that Rihanna has kids already, but this is just not true.
Way back in 2015, Rihanna was spotted multiple times carrying around and caring for a toddler. At first, people wondered where the child came from, but the mystery was quickly solved.
Rihanna does not have kids, but she is a proud auntie!
The mystery was quickly solved, however. The adorable little girl was actually her cousin, Majesty. Majesty's mother is Rihanna's cousin, Noella Alstrom.
More recently, Rihanna celebrated Majesty's fourth birthday with the ultimate dedication on Instagram.
"it’s Her Majesty’s birthday! 4 years old means I’m 4 years older! Where does time go? Love you ‘oxtail,'" Rihanna captioned the first of four posts dedicated to her niece. "Hope today is the happiest yet! Also, hope your mom reads this to you! P.S. first birthday I missed, so I’m spamming y’all idc idc idc."
Rihanna does have a long-term family plan...
She recently unveiled her 10-year plan and it definitely involves children. In a story for British Vogue, Rihanna stated, "I’ll have kids — three or four of ’em."
This isn’t the only time she has mentioned the desire to have kids.
Back in June 2019, Rihanna told her Ocean’s 8 co-star, Sarah Paulson, that she wanted to be a mother "more than anything in life."
Still, one thing remains perplexing. Earlier in the interview she states, “I know I want to live differently.” So what could “differently” mean, exactly?
Between her makeup brand, Fenty Beauty, and her music, Rihanna is an incredibly focused, energetic, and dedicated artist.
"I’m working like this now so that I don’t have to in the future,” she added. She is certainly working on her career, but being career-oriented is not the be-all-end-all for her.
However, Rihanna will have kids with or without a man!
While wanting a fast-paced career and kids may not seem that different, society’s harsh standards might say otherwise to a mother who doesn’t need a man. In the same interview for British Vogue, she confidently admitted that she will have kids whether there is a partner in the picture or not.
"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 said.
To her, what counts is the relationship between the child and the parent. "...the only thing that matters is happiness, that’s the only healthy relationship between a parent and a child," Rihanna explained. "That’s the only thing that can raise a child truly, is love."
Rihanna recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend, Hassan Jameel.
Rihanna's mom Monica is her biggest inspiration.
It’s known that Rihanna considers herself the “muse” for Fenty Beauty. But to her, it’s also a love letter to her mother, Monica, whom she would watch apply make-up growing up. The first time she wore a full face of makeup was at 16 years old for a pageant at school, and it was applied by none other than mom. She’s loved wearing make-up ever since.
The bond between Rihanna and her mother is strong. Perhaps logically it would seem that her views on motherhood — not just beauty and strength — have also been dramatically shaped by Monica.
Rihanna witnessed the struggle her mother went through as a Guyanese immigrant in Barbados and as a single parent who survived domestic violence.
"She is the strongest woman I know, if not the strongest," Rihanna told The Guardian.
Monica worked an incredible amount to support her family, leaving Rihanna to take care of her brother. Though her mother’s schedule kept her away from her family until late at night, Rihanna knew that everything their mother did was out of love and support for her and her brother.
“I’m not gonna be able to take my eyes off my kid. I know that already about myself,” Rihanna told Vogue in 2018. “They’re going to have to force me to hire a nanny.”