Dua Lipa opens up about her feelings about singledom and self-care

“You get to learn so much about yourself”

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / November 21 2023

Dua Lipa and French Director Romain Gavras have fuelled relationship rumours since the pair were first spotted leaving a party together in February.

But in a recent episode of the Audacy Check-In podcast, when Lipa was asked about the meaning behind her new single “Houdini”, she revealed it’s all about being single and knowing and taking care of yourself. 

"[When you’re single] you’re discovering yourself, you’re figuring out what you like, what you don’t like, what you deserve, what serves you and doesn’t in certain instances," she explained. “[It’s about] learning to read red flags and just being like, ‘OK, this actually isn’t for me,’ and then choosing when to stay and when to 'Houdini,' essentially, in all those situations.”

But when asked the question: “What’s your favourite part about being single?”, the singer’s response was less about the “fun parts” of dating she mentions in her new single.

“You get to learn so much about yourself,” she answered. “A lot of people wish their singledom away looking for someone else, but I think the whole point of spending that time alone is to really figure out what you need, and who you are in the silence and who you are without someone. That’s the best bit, and then, of course, just enjoying your girl time or whatever it is.”

Although musically Dua Lipa is exploring singledom through her new song ‘Houdini’ it would appear that her relationship status is not in question. The singer was spotted with boyfriend Romain Gavras and her brother Gjin at Chiltern Firehouse restaurant in London earlier this November.

Watch the full video below:

Dua Lipa’s not the only famous face espousing the benefits of self-reflection and actualisation. Julia Fox shared her thoughts about the importance of women expressing themselves as well as the contents of her handbag.

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Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).

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