The announcement came in surprise photos of RiRi flaunting her baby bump. The couple was photographed out in New York City over the weekend, where Rihanna debuted her baby bump while wearing a long pink jacket. Her oversized outerwear was unbuttoned at the bottom to reveal her growing bump adorned in a gold cross with colorful jewels.
In one of the photos, which were snapped in Harlem, A$AP Rocky was seen kissing the soon-to-be mom on her forehead as they enjoyed a snowy walk outdoors. The global pop sensation and fashion mogul ditched dramatic photoshoots for a casual announcement, and the couple beamed with joy as they were papped, holding each other’s hand.
The excitement surrounding Rihanna’s pregnancy is huge as she gears up to welcome her first child.
As per US Weekly, Rihanna and Rocky are extremely “excited to become parents.”
According to a US Weekly source, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are happier than ever and especially the dad-to-be has been “obsessed” with the Fenty Beauty founder. “ASAP is obsessed with Rihanna and feels he has never loved her more than when she’s pregnant. They’re both very excited to be parents,” the source said.
Rumours about Rihanna and A$AP Rocky dating started making the rounds years ago when the fans noticed a lingering chemistry between RiRi and the rapper during their 2012 MTV VMAs performance. However, they made it official in 2021 by making appearances as a couple.
Back in May, Rocky told GQ about his romance with Rihanna, calling her the “love of my life.”
On being questioned what it felt like to be in a relationship, he said, “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.”
Speaking about fatherhood, Rocky added that starting a family is “in my destiny, absolutely.” “I think I’d be an incredible, remarkably overall amazing dad. I would have a very fly child. Very.”
Rihanna also opened up about family planning in March 2020 to British Vogue where the ‘Umbrella’ singer said that she was “realizing life is really short” and found a new no-nonsense approach to living.
“You don’t have a lot of time to tolerate s—-, you know? You put so much on your plate. When you’re overwhelmed, you need to start cutting things out. And I’m overwhelmed too much. What’s happening now is that I’m going back to black and white. My gray area is shutting down,” she said at the time.
“I know I will want to live differently,” she added, saying that within the next 10 years she sees herself having “three or four” children, whether she has a partner or not.