After much speculation, Rihanna finally confirmed that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend A$AP Rocky. Photos of the couple walking around New York City with the singer’s baby bump exposed spread like wildfire on the internet. Fans were shocked and happy for the fashionable couple.
rihanna and rocky so beautiful, so i know that baby bout to be gorgeous af.— ky 🦋 (@kyjanaee) January 31, 2022
So happy for Rihanna now is her time— chloexhalle (@LGoldenprofits) January 31, 2022
The “Diamonds” singer sparked pregnancy rumors last year when fans pointed out her consistently wearing baggy clothing. However, she denied the claims. Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have been friends for years before ultimately dating in 2020.
They have both even talked about having kids. In a 2020 interview with British Vogue, Rihanna revealed that she planned to have three to four kids in the next 10 years, with or without a man in her life. "I feel like society makes me want to feel like, 'Oh, you got it wrong …' They diminish you as a mother if there's not a dad in your kids' lives. But the only thing that matters is happiness; that's the only healthy relationship between a parent and a child. That's the only thing that can raise a child truly, is love."
And in the June/July 2021 issue of GQ, the Harlem rapper gushed about the singer calling her “the One” and spoke on fatherhood. "I think I'd be an incredible, remarkably overall amazing dad. I would have a very fly child. Very," he said. We agree!
Here’s a timeline of how their love began.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky collaborated on the remix of the singer’s song “Cockiness (Love It)” and they performed together at the VMA’s that same year.
The singer starred as the leading lady in A$AP Rocky’s music video for “Fashion Killa.”
They were both spotted sitting front row at the Louis Vuttion show during Paris Fashion Week in June.
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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky walked the red carpet together at the British Fashion Awards (as friends.) They both were wearing Rih Rih’s Fenty brand.
Rumors began that Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were dating after she reportedly broke up with Hassan Jameel and was seen hanging out with the rapper.
The two teamed up to promote Rih’s Fenty Skin brand. They appeared in a video for GQ where the “Praise The Lord” rapper had to answer 18 questions from the “What’s My Name?” singer.
After reports confirmed that they were dating the “jiggy” rapper was spotted spending Christmas in Rihanna’s home country of Barbados.
Rihanna posted photos wearing the Amina Muaddi x AWGE LSD Gladi Thigh Heel, which Rocky designed in collaboration with the footwear designer.
The “Wild for the Night” rapper opened up about his love for Rihanna in GQ. "So much better when you got the One,” he said. “She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones. I think when you know, you know. She's the One."
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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky made their red carpet debut as a couple at The Met Gala.
The couple "announced" that they are expecting their first child together. Click here to see more of the photos from her paparazzi baby bump stroll.
Congratulations to the parents-to-be!
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