E! News: You’ve been hard at work releasing songs during quarantine. However, “My Man” gave fans more insight into your relationship and personal life. What made you want to share that side of yourself?
BG: “Sebastian is with me, he’s actually blushing. But I look at that video and it’s gonna be something that I always smile at when looking back at it. Obviously, COVID-19 has affected so many people in so many different ways. I’ve never been one to shy away from speaking about my mental health and times like this can be very triggering. And I shut off—I was a daughter first, a sister first, I was a partner first, I was a human being first. It was so overwhelming and Sebas was really that little bit of light.”
“It was really hard to think about music, but when I felt I was ready… I wanted to share this song that I’ve had in my music archive and do a vlog-style, fly-on-the-wall day in quarantine with me and my man. Although we are very open about our relationship, we’re also still very private at the same time. Fans haven’t been able to see that side to our relationship. They see Seb as the professional athlete that he is and they see me as the professional artist that I am, but at the end of the day, we are each other’s best friends. We were going through it as well during quarantine, and to share that little bit of light with my fans, I think was really special.”
E! News: In the video, you both dressed up in similar styles and were matching in some clips. Do you find that you both influence each other’s fashion?
BG: “For sure. I’m always asking him to come into a fitting, asking, ‘What do you think about this dress?’ He’ll be honest with me, too, like, ‘Yeah, babe! You look good,’ or ‘That’s not my favorite.’ And it’s the other way around when he’s getting ready for events. We always keep it real with each other. Sometimes, he’ll even steal my Secret Deodorant. I’m serious, this is a real thing. He’ll be stealing my deodorant, he’ll be stealing my skincare. He’s like, ‘Ooh, you have a face mask on? Can you put it on me, too?’ … Let’s teach our men that good, healthy skin maintenance. I’m all about it!”
E! News: Seeing that you’ve been busy throughout this time, what has been your favorite thing to do to relax and de-stress?
BG: “I don’t shy away from the mental health conversation. I’ve been in therapy for about two years now and it changed my life. Even during quarantine, I’ve been keeping up with FaceTime chats with my therapists. She gives me homework to do sometimes. And I love anything self-care.”