For a few days, there were rumors about the Barbadian beauty Rihanna being pregnant with her boyfriend rapper Rakim Mayers aka A$AP Rocky. Well, it looks like there is definitely happiness in their paradise as Rihanna posted a picture of her baby bump on her Instagram confirming the pregnancy. Let us get into it.
The billionaire singer and her boyfriend were first photographed in New York City over the weekend, where Rihanna debuted her baby bump while wearing a long pink jacket and jeans, with colorful jewelleries. While Rocky was seen wearing white cardigan hoodie, blue denim jacket, and black leather pants, with a beanie on his head.
To clear the rumors, Rihanna herself stepped up and posted a picture of her baby bump along with the pictures from the Harlem photoshoot on her Instagram. The picture quickly went viral and within 24 hours, the picture already had over 16 million likes. In one of these pictures, we can see A$AP kissing RiRi’s forehead, while on the other we can see the baby bump. She captioned it writing, “how the gang pulled up to black history month”, referencing the ongoing Black History Month that started on February 1st.
According to a source for Page Six, earlier this month the couple went to dinner at Carbone, where they asked to be seated at a different table to accommodate her growing belly. The insider revealed, “Rihanna was quite clearly drinking sparkling water and openly rubbing her baby bump.” The insider continued, “At one point, she got up and had to maneuver the bump around the side of the table.”
Also, a source for Entertainment Tonight revealed, “A$AP has been tending to all of Rihanna’s needs and they are really enjoying this moment together as a couple.” The source added, “They enjoyed keeping the pregnancy a secret for as long as they could, but they’re thrilled to be able to share the news with their fans.”
Romance between the “Umbrella” singer and “LSD” singer has been sparking up since 2020. Back in May 2021, he told GQ about his romance with Rihanna, calling her “the love of my life”. When asked further how he felt like to be in a relationship, he answered, “So much better. So much better when you got ‘the one’. She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones. I think when you know, you know. She’s the one.” The couple also arrived at the Met Gala 2021 together, where they were seen wearing Balenciaga and Eli Russell Linnetz.
According to People, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were dating after years of friendship. She previously dated billionaire Hassan Jameel, with whom she broke up in January 2020. Later that same year in July, A$AP was featured in Rihanna’s Fenty Skin campaign. Previously, he had also opened up for Rihanna’s Diamond World Tour back in 2013. They were also seated next to each other at the 2018 Louis Vuitton show in Paris Fashion Week.
Talking about fatherhood, the 33 year old rapper said, “In my destiny, absolutely. He continued, “I think I’d be an incredible, remarkably overall amazing dad. I would have a very fly child. Very.”
Also, Rihanna has been open regarding the family planning in March 2020, when she told British Vogue that she was realizing life is really short and found a new no-nonsense approach to living. She also said that in the next ten years, she sees herself having three or four children, whether she has a partner or not.
“I feel like society makes me want to feel like, ‘Oh, you got it wrong…’ They diminish you as a mother if there’s not a dad in your kid’s lives”, said the soon-to-be-mother. “But the only thing that matters is happiness; that’s the only healthy relationship between a parent and a child. That’s the only thing that can raise a child truly, is love.”
We congratulate Rihanna and A$AP Rocky on their first pregnancy and wish for the good health of both the mother and the child.