updated 03/01/2013 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/01/2013 AT 7:00 PM ET
Acknowledging their relationship in an interview for April’s Elle U.K. (on newsstands March 6), the Barbados-born music and style icon, says that in five years she hopes to have a baby and to be healthy and happy.
And, yes, that vision of her future seems to include Brown by her side.
“Right now, that’s just what we want, a great friendship, that’s unbreakable,” Rihanna, 25, described of her relationship with Brown, 23. “Now that we’re adults we can do this right. We got a fresh start and we’re thankful for that.”
In five years? “I will probably have a kid,” but in the short term, she’s just praying for a month-long vacation and a break from her hectic touring.
“You don’t have that feeling with everybody so when you have it, you don’t want to let go of it,” Rihanna said. “I would definitely say he is the one I have that kind of relationship with.”
She is sporting at least one symbol, however, that says to the world she will never be a victim again – a gun tattoo. While some have commented about its symbolism, Rihanna described it as empowering.
“Everybody wanted to know what was happening in my life. Is she a drug addict? No. Is she an alcoholic? No. Is she a victim? No,” Rihanna said. “That’s why I got the gun. It was a symbol of strength. I’ll never be a victim.”