Ahead of giving birth to her first child, Rihanna is doing something only she can by gracing the cover of Vogue with her growing belly.
Amid all of her appearances throughout Los Angeles–and all over the world–making a new standard for maternity fashion, Rihanna opened up to Vogue’s
As fans of the singer already know, Rih and her boyfriend were friends for a long time before getting together. In her Vogue cover story, she admits it was difficult for the rapper to get out of the friend zone.
“People don’t get out of the friend zone very easily with me and I certainly took a while to get over how much I know him and how much he knows me, because we also know how much trouble we can land each other in,” she told the mag.
“I wouldn’t say planning. But certainly not planning against it,” she revealed. “I don’t know when I ovulate or any of that type of s**t. We just had fun. And then it was just there on the test. I didn’t waste any time. I called him inside and showed him. Then I was in the doctor’s office the next morning and our journey began.”
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Rihanna interview without a question about new music, which the mother-to-be gave some more straightforward answers than usual.
“I’m looking at my next project completely differently from the way I had wanted to put it out before,” she said. “I think this way suits me better, a lot better. It’s authentic, it’ll be fun for me, and it takes a lot of the pressure off.”
While dropping music clearly hasn’t been on the top of her priority list for a long time, fans don’t have to worry about the billionaire stepping away from any of her beloved ventures once she welcomes her first child.
Rihanna goes on to admit that she expected herself to be married before having a child, “but who the f*** says it has to be that way? I’m certainly not gonna let that get in the way of me being a mom.”
“He became my family in that time,” she said of the pandemic. “I cooked our food on this little janky grill I bought from Walmart. I still have it, too. It works like nobody’s business. I love the simple things but also the grand adventures. There’s no pretentious my-brand-your-brand bulls**t, it’s just us living. I just feel like I can do any part of life by his side.”