Rihanna and A$AP Rocky took an epic stroll at the weekend in snowy New York to reveal she’s pregnant with her first child.
Despite the frigid temperatures, the 33-year-old Diamonds singer and fashion mogul showed off her bump in a long open pink coat (vintage Chanel) and ripped jeans as her boyfriend beamed by her side in Harlem, which is A$AP’s home neighbourhood.
In one photo, the two hold hands with smiles on their faces while in another, he kisses her forehead. Her bump was well adorned with a long, jewelled necklace.
Rihanna spoke of motherhood in 2019 at her fifth Diamond Ball in New York City: “I’m a black woman. I came from a black woman, who came from a black woman, who came from a black woman, and I’m going to give birth to a black woman. It’s a no-brainer. That’s who I am. It’s the core of who I am in spirit and DNA.”
After months of dating rumours, the two publicly transformed their long-standing friendship into a romance during the pandemic.
In an interview with GQ magazine in May 2019, A$AP called her “my lady” and “the love of my life”. Of the relationship, the PMW rapper spoke of their travels the previous summer in a rented tour bus and how the experience cemented their bond.
Asked what it felt like to be in a relationship after his past as a ladies’ man, he said: “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.”
He also spoke of having children in the future, telling GQ: “If that’s in my destiny, absolutely … I think I’d be an incredible, remarkably, overall amazing dad. I would have a very fly child.”
No further details about the pregnancy were disclosed.