Oh, baby! RiRi’s next project

She’s ticked su­per­star­dom off her list, and now pop princess Ri­hanna is des­per­ate to set­tle down and have kids as she faces her 30th birth­day

Reveal - - Celebs - Claire Hub­ble

With eight UK Top 40 al­bums, a slew of Top 10 hits and star roles in Hol­ly­wood block­busters, Ri­hanna is with­out a doubt one of the hard­est-work­ing women in show­biz.

But, with the singer just four months away from her 30th birth­day, friends say there’s one thing left on her to-do list – to start a fam­ily with her fella, bil­lion­aire busi­ness­man Has­san Jameel, 29 (and he’s keen, too). ‘Ri­hanna is re­ally emo­tional about turn­ing 30,’ a well-placed source ex­plains. ‘It’s such a big land­mark for her, and she feels she hasn’t achieved the “life goals” that she would’ve wanted at this stage of her life. ‘She’s had all the suc­cess, fame and money that she could have ever dreamed of. But there is still a mas­sive void in her life – chil­dren. ‘So she’s start­ing to think about what the fu­ture will hold, and what she needs to change in her life to make her dreams of hav­ing a big fam­ily a re­al­ity. ‘She al­ways imag­ined she’d be mar­ried with kids by now, and she feels that she’s in a race against time. ‘Her dream is to have four kids, and she knows it’s go­ing to be a push now if she’s to achieve that,’ adds the source. ‘Has­san is re­ally try­ing to re­as­sure her that it’s not too late. He has been telling her he wants to make her 30th year the one when she re­alises her “life goals”.’ It’s no se­cret Ri has al­ways craved fam­ily life – she’s been talk­ing about it for years.

In an in­ter­view in 2013, when asked where she’d like to be in five years’ time, she said, ‘I will prob­a­bly have a kid… I want to be healthy and happy.’

Later that year, she mused, ‘One day I will have kids. I look for­ward to the day when I’m gonna be a mom.’

The Di­a­monds songstress grew up with bois­ter­ous sib­lings – two broth­ers, a half-brother and two half­sis­ters. She helped look af­ter the younger mem­bers of the brood when her mother di­vorced her drug-ad­dicted fa­ther, so the Ba­jan babe is no stranger to play­ing mum.

But as she nears the life mile­stone, Ri is ques­tion­ing whether to give up her spot as pop’s hottest diva and fo­cus on the fu­ture with her new beau.

‘Ri­hanna doesn’t want to be the kind of show­biz mum who leaves the chil­dren and dis­ap­pears off on tour for months on end,’ our in­sider says. ‘She’s fac­ing a big de­ci­sion if she re­ally is go­ing to start her fam­ily plans – to walk away from her cur­rent ca­reer, and con­cen­trate on a new chap­ter in her life.

‘She wants to know ex­actly what her plan is by the time she turns 30 so, in the com­ing weeks, there is go­ing to be a lot of soul search­ing.’

Could Ri – who’s been in Lon­don pro­mot­ing her Fenty make-up line – have found the man of her dreams in Has­san? The pair, first linked in July, were snapped a fort­night ago on their first pub­lic ren­dezvous in weeks, at 2am in a Chi­nese res­tau­rant in the cap­i­tal.


Ri with her lil’ broth­ers Is bil­lion­aire Has­san The One?

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