Lizzo Opens Up About Her Non-Traditional Relationship: ‘The Love Gets To Be The Main Event’

Lizzo Opens Up About Her Non-Traditional Relationship: ‘The Love Gets To Be The Main Event’

It’s been a little over a month since Lizzo confirmed her relationship with comedian Myke Wright. After being spotted out together on multiple occasions, the “About Damn Time” artist revealed that she was in a relationship in April during an interview with Andy Cohen’s Sirius XM show Radio Andy. But she made it Instagram official in June after Myke appeared alongside the singer on the red carpet for her Amazon Prime show, Lizzo’sWatch Out for the Big Grrrls. Now she’s giving folks insight into their relationship and how she feels about monogamy. Lizzo, who just dropped her album Special, visited The Breakfast Club last week and talked about her boo.

“I think a traditional relationship scares me for 10 years, but love is forever. I can love somebody forever,” she said. “Monogamy, I think to me, is a little claustrophobic. I think because there’s the rules. I think a love relationship that’s not monogamous has no rules.”

She continued, “I think people who do poly and all that stuff — there’s still rules. I don’t want any rules,” Lizzo said. ” But that doesn’t mean I’m out here f–king and sucking and ducking. It doesn’t mean he is either. It just means that there are no expectations, and that way, the love gets to just be the main event.”

But while she wouldn’t describe her relationship with Myke as monogamous, she and the designer appear to be only dating each other. “I’m not worried about nobody else. I’m not worried about nobody else sexually, romantic or emotionally,” she said. “I’m just worried about you and I’m just thinking about you and I think that’s what we have which is the most beautiful, pure thing ever.”

Lizzo and Myke met in 2016 before the Emmy-nominated host career took off. The “Rumors” musician got deeper about her romance and shared how love saved her life. Since reaching stardom, Lizzo said that she found herself in a “really lonely, anxious place in my life” and had difficulty letting love in.

“I think ‘saving your life’ doesn’t always mean you was about to die and somebody saved you,” she explained. “Saving your life can also mean, your life was headed in one direction and now it’s going in this direction which is a much better healthier, safer, happier place because of love.”

She added, “I have the most genuine people around me. They don’t give a s–t about ‘Lizzo’ with the chain on. They care about Melissa [Jefferson] (Lizzo’s government name), and everyone I’m close with has known me before all of this happened and I think that’s important.

“Even the man I’m with, he knew me before all of this too. We were friends. So I think that is actually really important. Not to say that I can’t make friends with people who met me after the fame but it hit different when they knew you before 2019.”

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