Rihanna wants to adopt: “I’m really scared of the actual childbirth situation”

Rihanna wows the crowds in Glasgow on the European leg of her Last Girl on Earth tour

Here are some photos of Rihanna performing in the UK over the past week. It feels like she’s been there for months, so I’m not sure what’s up with that. Maybe she’s just promoting her album? Could be. She recently sat down for an interview with a British radio station, and she ended up talking about how and when she would like to become a mom. Rihanna basically said that at this point in her life, she’s thinking adoption. But she said it in a funny way that many non-mothers (like me) can relate to: “I’m really scared of the actual childbirth situation but I do want to be a mum one day. Even if I have to adopt, I want to be a mum.” Note: Rihanna probably said “mom” but since this is wholly British-sourced, they changed it to “mum”. Also: I totally feel Rihanna’s pain/fear of “the childbirth situation”. Amen!

In another interview, Rihanna admitted that her three-year-old poodle Oliver isn’t house-trained yet. That’s just… gross. Rihanna said: “Oh my gosh, he is adorable but he is very bad. He knows how much I love my clothes and if he is upset with me he will go and pee really close to them. The other day he was so cross that he peed right over my favorite pair of shoes.” The Dog Whisperer would say that Rihanna needs to be the pack leader, and Oliver needs to be in a calm-submissive state.

Also, I would make fun of Rihanna’s costumes, but honestly this sh-t looks better than many of her other costumes.

Radio 1's Big Weekend - Day 2

Radio 1's Big Weekend - Day 2

Rihanna wows the crowds in Glasgow on the European leg of her Last Girl on Earth tour

Radio 1's Big Weekend - Day 2

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  1. meme says:

    do the children of the world a favor, riri and leave them alone. you aren’t “mum” material.

  2. Jackson says:

    If you don’t have the time or inclination to house-train a three year old dog, you shouldn’t be having children. Maybe get the dog into a good home and get a house plant?

  3. Mistral says:

    Funny comment. Lots of girls/women say the same thing. Rihanna is Bajan, so she probably did say “mum”.

  4. Trillion says:

    She’s very young. With time and the right potential father, her (completely understandable) fears of childbirth may just disappear. At her age, I never thought in a million years I’d ever take the plunge.

  5. denise says:

    I totally agree with Meme on this one. LOL!

  6. bellaluna says:

    Any woman with a lick of sense is “really afraid of the childbirth” process. If you aren’t, you’re an idiot. But it is tremendously worth it. (Yes, I have three – 2 naturally with no drugs and one via emergency C-section.)

    I’m more afraid of what this chick would do to a child. When she learns to dress herself and can keep a plant alive for a year, then she can practice on a stuffed animal and work her way up from there.

  7. bizzy says:

    presumably her fear of childbirth is what motivates her to keep her hand clapped over her crotch like that?

  8. Tia C says:

    I have to agree with Jackson – if you can’t housetrain a dog, that’s a good indicator that there is no need for you to spawn.

    I thought the same thing at her age, and then never did end up having kids. C’est la vie.

  9. margo says:

    Age has nothing to do with that VERY REAL fear of child-birth. I can relate-I love kids and am happily married, but I too am totally petrified of child-birth.

    A lot of that has to do with how someone is raised-(I’m over 35)-and with abuse in her past, she may not want to repeat that cycle of behavior. (TOTALLY GUESSING HERE)-for me, watching my brother repeat the pattern of child abuse we were raised in…scares me. And led me to legally gain custody of his children. Thankfully I went to therapy to deal with my past–something my brother didn’t think he needed.

    Not everyone should produce because they can. For some of us, it is a difficult choice to NOT have children.

  10. cristy says:

    I’m due on Wednesday with my first baby- i would also like to say I’m terrified of the “whole childbirth thing!”

  11. Constance says:

    Social networking sites spawn the worse decisions out of people. It’s like peer pressure 24/7. (Not saying that’s what caused this in her.) But at her age, I bet she knows a lot of friends who aren’t in the business that have families and are very happy publicly. That has an effect on someone with personal love issues.

    I don’t think she’s ready if she can’t train a dog in 3 years… geez.

    And on a not-so-serious note: How would she ever want to be naturally pregnant when her poor va-jayjay is a petri dish of eww in those rubber outfits she constantly wears?

  12. Kait says:

    My husband and I adopted our daughters because we wanted to be parents and the whole pregnancy/childbirth thing held zero appeal. Also, newborns are weird. So we adopted older kids.

    I really doubt Rihanna is going to run out tomorrow and start the paperwork, but if that’s how she eventually decides to have a family more power to her!

  13. andrea says:

    jeezus, easy on the girl, she didnt say she wants to have kids *tomorrow*, she’s speaking in “eventually” terms.

  14. Bonfire Beach says:

    Who isn’t scared of childbirth, really? I was numb from the waist down. Childbirth was a piece of cake at that point. Never underestimate the power of a good epidural.

    And I can see a beef curtain in that second photo.

  15. Katyusha says:

    “The Dog Whisperer would say that Rihanna needs to be the pack leader, and Oliver needs to be in a calm-submissive state.”

    ch ch!!

  16. KateNonymous says:

    I think she needs to make sure she’s actually a strong, stable person before she has children. Agreed that anyone with sense is afraid (or at least apprehensive about) childbirth itself. Having just had my first, it is a long, hard, painful process. Thankfully it worked out well for us.

    But if she wants to adopt, she should adopt. My first sentence should still apply, though.

  17. Larissa says:

    @Kait: newborns are weird???
    Some adults never grow out of that! ha

  18. Jeri says:

    Too bad every female is asked the baby question (or feel they should bring it up). Wait until the time comes, no need to rush the decision.

  19. benny says:

    One in every 6,000 women who give birth will die in childbirth, in the United States. To me, that is staggering – after all, we are a first-world nation. But we haven’t eliminated really dangerous risks like embryonic embolism. Any woman who has a “real fear” of childbirth has legitimate reasons for feeling that way.

  20. EMV says:

    I just do not like her…

  21. jover says:

    Meme and Bizzy totally agree with you. I’m tired of this no-talent fame whore but I guess since you don’t actually write or produce you own music you have to talk about random stuff since your “music” is so vapid and forgettable. BTW, is that one outfit something Minnie Mouse wears when Mickey’s not around and she wants to slut it up. SO tired of these wanksters skanking it up to distract attention from their lousy songs and minimal live vocal skills. Rihanna can’t disappear soon enough.

  22. Wendy says:

    Ugh! She is looking really trashy these days although I am a fan of her music.

  23. Lilias says:

    I agree with Kait, newborns ARE weird. And I’m scared to touch them or get too close because I’m terrified I’ll hurt them in some way or another (I’m 24). I’m also terrified of the birth process.

    To be perfectly honest, I’m not ready to have kids now though I would like some in the future. I think most people go through the “I’m terrified of having children” phase.

  24. Ruffian9 says:

    Isn’t she, 23 or so? I’m too lazy to look it up. She’s far too young anyway, IMO.

  25. Shay says:

    At least celebrities do their bit to keep child psychiatrists in business.

  26. canadianchick says:

    Looks like a fun show though I’m pretty sure I didn’t wake up expecting to see Riri grabbing her bits today.

    Hope she grows up a bit before adopting, and finds a good man who can hold his temper.

  27. buzzaroo says:

    I agree with Bonfire Beach – just have an epi and deal with it. There are no prizes for how bravely you give birth.

    Besides which, childbirth is the EASY bit. It’s the before and after that are hard.

  28. SammyHammy says:

    She is just so trashy. Aren’t her 15 minutes up yet?