Pop-singer and CEO of Fenty Beauty, Rihanna, has recently opened up about her intention to be a mum within the next ten years and explained that if she is ready to be a parent, why wait? Relationship status shouldn’t factor into whether or not you are ready to be a parent — and thanks to advanced fertility medicine and practices, there are many different ways that people can conceive a child without a partner.
Read on to discover why Rihanna wants to be a parent and her thoughts on single mums. You can also see Fertility Help Hub’s brief list of surrogacy, sperm and egg banks that can help single intended parents start their family.
Words by Katherine Compton
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Will Rihanna Be A Single Mum?
In the new issue of British Vogue, Rihanna disclosed her desire to become a mother, ideally to three or four children. She has made her recent breakup from a three-year relationship no secret and so many ask the question, “is she going to be a single intended parent?”
In short, she responded that her relationship status will not deter her from being a mum once she decides to begin trying, “Since I turned 32, I’m realizing life is really short. You don’t have a lot of time to tolerate shit, 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.”
Rihanna believes being in a relationship isn’t necessary for being a partner and being in an overwhelming one is detrimental to effective child-rearing.
Statistically, children who grow up is single-parent households tend to have better life satisfaction, more positive relationships with peers, and healthier feelings and outlooks on family life when compared to their peers who grew up in a more traditional family set-up. Research also shows that marital status has no impact on a child’s cognitive and emotional development.