Rihanna Reflected On the 'Challenges' Of Pregnancy and the Likelihood She'll Use 'Psycho' Parenting

She revealed that she appreciates Teresa Giudice for her parenting style.

Rihanna celebrates the launch of Fenty Beauty at ULTA Beauty on March 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California
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Rihanna, who is expecting her first child with partner A$AP Rocky, revealed that she won't mess around when it comes to her future child.

In a recent interview with Elle, the Fenty Beauty founder shared that her love of reality TV has influenced what she assumes will be her parenting style. More specifically, Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey has an approach that "resonates" with Rihanna, since Giudice "does not play about her kids," the singer revealed. In the interview, the Barbados native expanded on how Giudice and other moms on the show inspire her. "She will flatten you about those kids," said the singer. "And that resonates with me a lot because I feel like that's the type of mom I'm going to be. Psycho about it." She went on to joke that she would go to extreme lengths to protect her children: "You talk about my kids, it's over."

In addition to revealing that she will be a protective mother, Rihanna also opened up about her pregnancy journey, including the many changes she's going through. "There's a pregnancy glow," she said in the interview. "There's also those days, girl. Especially in the third trimester where you wake up, and you're like, oh, do I have to get dressed? The face gets a little round and chubby. The nose starts to spread. Everything is a challenge, from getting dressed and how you're going to do your makeup. But I like challenges. I like things that force me to be creative and create in new ways."

The Anti singer said makeup has played a huge part in making her feel more like herself throughout her pregnancy. "Makeup for sure helps you feel like a real person," she told Elle. "I just focused a lot on moisturizing and on contouring." And when does she feel most beautiful? "When my whole glam team shows up on a day like today [Ulta Beauty launch party] and just beats me from head to toe. I feel snatched," she said.

Rihanna revealed during the interview that she's been given "a lot of advice" about motherhood. The piece of wisdom that sticks with her the most, though, has to do the amount of shut-eye she's getting. "Probably the best advice is to sleep now because I won't get much later," she said. "I need to work on that before it's a thing of the past."

Here's to hoping Badgal Riri is getting all the sleep and full-glam makeovers she can until the birth of her first child.

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