The “Diamonds” singer and fashion mogul, is pregnant and expecting her first baby with rapper A$AP Rocky.
The couple was snapped out in New York City over the weekend, where Rihanna showed her baby bump for the first time while donning a long pink jacket. Her oversized outerwear was unbuttoned at the bottom to show her growing bump adorned in a gold cross with colorful jewels.
In one of the sweet photos, which were snapped in Harlem, where A$AP Rocky was brought up, the rapper kisses the soon-to-be mom on her forehead as they enjoy a snowy walk outdoors.
Back in May, A$AP Rocky opened up to GQ about his romance with Rihanna, calling her the “love of my life.” When inquired what it felt like to be in a relationship, he said, “So much better. So much better when you got ‘the One.’ She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones. I think when you know, you know. She’s the One.”
In concerns to fatherhood, A$AP Rocky said starting a family is “in my destiny, absolutely.” As he put it at the time, “I think I’d be an incredible, remarkably overall amazing dad. I would have a very fly child. Very.”
A source verified to PEOPLE in November 2020 that Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were going out after years of friendship. The duo had stirred romance rumors since Rihanna went different ways from her boyfriend of three years, billionaire Hassan Jameel, in January 2020. That July, she starred A$AP Rocky in her Fenty Skin campaign, and the duo did many interviews together to promote the collab.
Rihanna previously expressed herself about family planning, telling British Vogue in March 2020 that she was “realizing life is really short” and established 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,” she told at the time. “What’s happening now is that I’m going back to black and white. My gray area is shutting down.”
“I know I will want to live differently,” she added, explaining that within the next 10 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 kids’ lives,” said Rihanna. “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.”