(File image) Rihanna

London - Rihanna can't wait to have a family.

The Diamonds singer - who recently confirmed she is no longer together with Chris Brown, 22, after they briefly reunited despite him still being under supervised probation for beating her in 2009 - has revealed she is really looking forward to having a family in the future regardless of whether she meets the right man.

The 24-year-old popstar told The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday: “Yes, eventually. I mean absolutely. I would prefer to, you know, have a full family. I'm pretty sure I could handle if I had to on my own but that's not what I'm striving for.”

Rihanna also confirmed she is still single, but hinted that she is casually dating and revealed her ideal first date would involve watching reality TV.

She said: “My favourite thing to do would just be to stay on the couch and watch TV or in the bed and watch TV.”

The Barbados-born star also opened up about her role models growing up and credits American Idol judge Mariah Carey for inspiring her to become a singer.

She said: “I remember looking up to people like Mariah Carey the most, I identified with her in so many ways. She was bi-racial, she was also young, I remember just hearing her story and really being connected to it.” - Bang Showbiz