The singer debuted her baby bump in New York City over the weekend while on a stroll with boyfriend A$AP Rocky.
The intimate photos were snapped in Harlem, where A$AP Rocky grew up, and show the two in a loving light. In the photos, the singer and fashion mogul can be seen wearing a long pink jacket unbuttoned to reveal her bump adorned in a gold cross with colorful jewels. The couple can be seen holding hands as A$AP Rocky kisses Rihanna on the forehead.
The couple began dating shortly after Rihanna’s split from her boyfriend of three years, billionaire Hassan Jameel in 2020. However, they have been friends for much longer. They collaborated in 2012 on a remix of Rihanna’s “Cockiness (Love It),” and stayed in contact. A$AP Rocky was also featured in her Fenty Skin campaign.
Shortly after her breakup with Jameel, the Barbados native opened up about wanting to have children whether or not she was in a relationship.
“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 said 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, saying 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,” Rihanna said. “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.”
Although the pair initially denied their romance, they made their debut as a couple at the 2021 met gala. “We weren’t even sure if we were going to go, so separately we were planning our looks just to be prepared,” Rihanna told E! News after the event. “We ended up getting