Jill Scott Talks Love and Privacy as Essence Cover Girl

Jill Scott, Essence cover

Jill Scott Talks Love and Privacy as Essence Cover Girl

The singer also addresses her 63-pound weight loss journey and fashion for her new body.

Published August 4, 2014

(Photo: Essence Magazine, September 2014)

Jill Scott is busy promoting her latest film, Get On Up, but not so much that she couldn't drop a pose for Essence's September issue. The singer is looking super svelte in a black form-fitting dress that shows off her new hourglass figure and a short blonde wig styled by Rihanna's stylist Ursula Stephens. She also shares that she has a new love in her life — but that's all you're getting from her on that subject. Scott said she's keeping her new relationship under wraps and assured fans that she's in a good place. 

"My only job is to be happy. So for everybody that cares about me and is not trying to be all up in a celebrity's business, just know that I'm happy. My son is happy. We enjoy our lives," she said.

Scott also opens up about her 63-pound weight loss, dressing her new body and how she's started working on her next album, but is taking her sweet time with the record.

"I'm a wood-burning stove; it's a slow brew," she said.

To read the entire interview, grab a copy of Essence's September issue on newsstands now.

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Written by Dorkys Ramos


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