Lizzo explains why she said she doesn’t believe in monogamy: ‘Is it a religion?’

Lizzo wears a blue outfit as she poses for a photo at an event

Lizzo has shared her candid thoughts on monogamy as she opened up about her romance with her boyfriend, Myke Wright. 

The “Good As Hell” singer explained in an interview in July that monogamy felt a “little claustrophobic because there are rules”. She described how, in her relationship with Wright, there are “no expectations” which means that “love gets to just be the main event”. 

She recently clarified her views on monogamy in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, explaining exactly what she meant by her previous statements. 

“Is monogamy a religion?” she told the outlet. “People fight for monogamy like they pray to it every day.”

She continued: “I am not a polyamorous person, I’m not in love with multiple partners.”

Lizzo mentioned that she’s known Wright for “six years”, and she simply said that the pair are “just in love”. 

“He’s the love of my life,” she said. “We are life mates.”

The “About Damn Time” hitmaker added she’d be open to marriage, but she’s also a bit cautious about tying the knot just yet. 

Lizzo wears a blue outfit as she poses for a photo at an event

Lizzo says her boyfriend is the ‘love of her life’ and that they are “life mates”. (Getty)

“If I wanted to start a business with him, I’d get married because that’s when your finances come together,” Lizzo said. “I like weddings. I would like to have a wedding over a marriage.”

She continued: “I’m not thinking about sex when I think about monogamy and rules. 

“I’m thinking about the autonomy and independence of him and me. 

“How wonderful would it be to be this complete independent person and to come together to make two complete independent people? 

“Not that whole ‘You complete me, you’re my other half.’ No. I’m whole, and you’re incredible too. 

“We’re like the mirror image of each other. We’re connected. But that doesn’t mean I was incomplete when I met him.”

Lizzo told the syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club in July that a “traditional relationship” scared her for “10 years”, and she believed “love is forever”. She thought a “love relationship that’s not monogamous has no rules”.

The Grammy-winning singer believed “people who do poly and all that stuff” may still have rules. 

“I don’t want any rules, but that doesn’t mean I’m out here f*****g and sucking and ducking,” Lizzo said. 

“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…. It’s like, do what you wanna do, as long as you love me.”