Rihanna gives the world so much: her music, her inclusive Fenty Beauty products, her new game-changing fashion line, and those iconic photos of her walking around with wine glasses. But one thing she doesn’t discuss much is her private life, especially her relationship with her billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel—which, fair!
She made an exception, though, for her friend and Ocean’s 8 costar Sarah Paulson in a new story for Interview magazine. In the piece Rihanna reveals that she’s started carving out more personal time for herself—her calendar is actually marked with a “P” on those days—and it’s in part thanks to her relationship.
“I never used to be this way. 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 says. “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.”
She continues, “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.’”
At one point in the interview the singer gives Paulson free rein to ask her anything she wants, which leads to this short but revealing exchange about Jameel.