Rihanna has opened up about her maternal side, explaining that she has a plan to begin a family in the next five years.

Speaking to Elle in their upcoming April issue, the Diamonds singer says that in five years "I will probably have a kid. And I'm praying I can go on vacation for a good month".

The singer, who has been on a hectic bout of touring for the past two years, added "and I'll have set some things up so I don't have to tour for the rest of my life, even though I love touring".

"I want health and happiness in five years. I want to be healthy and happy."

Speaking about her on-off, controversial relationship with Chris Brown, the singer said that their relationship centres around a strong friendship.

"Right now that's just what we want, a great friendship that's unbreakable. Now that we're adults we can do this right. We got a fresh start and I'm thankful for that".