Eve is no longer a rough rider. After deeming herself as the vicious "pitbull in a skirt" in the late '90s, the Philly native is ready to take on the roll of wife and mother. Over the past few years, her time out of the music spotlight has softened the rapper, who says she is now ready to settle down.

Although she has yet to officially announce the name of the new man in her life, she has been rumored to be dating British race car driver Maximillion Cooper for the past year. "I want marriage, I want babies, soon, but later," she said in an interview. "I'm seeing someone at the moment. I'm not saying [who it is], but it's been a year. It's not a secret. He's not a music celebrity."

Cooper, 39, is the founder of the Gumball 3000 international road rally. The 3,000 mile street race takes place on public roads, with 120 drivers participating each year.

On the professional side of things, the 32-year-old rhymer-turned-actress is getting back on track after being released from her contract with Geffen Records two years ago. Nearly a decade after her last studio album, 'Eve-olution,' Eve's ready to unleash her new LP, 'Lip Lock' in September. The album will feature production from longtime friend Swizz Beatz, Akon and Salam Remi.

The blonde-haired MC has been making the rounds with her longtime collaborating partner Swizz Beatz, as he prepares for the release of his new album, 'Haute Living.' The Bronx-bred producer has tapped Eve to join him while performing 'Everyday (Coolin'),' a song she's featured on, which is the single off his forthcoming release.

Watch Eve Perform 'Tambourine' at AOL Sessions
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