The 33-year-old “Diamonds” singer and fashion mogul is expecting her first child with rapper A$AP Rocky.
Over the weekend, the couple was seen in New York City, where Rihanna flaunted her baby belly while wearing a long pink jacket. Her enormous jacket had been unbuttoned at the bottom, revealing her developing bump, which was adorned with a gold cross and sparkling jewels.
The rapper kisses the soon-to-be mom on the forehead in one of the lovely photographs, which were taken in Harlem, where A$AP Rocky grew up, while they enjoy a snowy walk outside.
When asked how it felt to be in a relationship, A$AP Rocky told GQ about Rihanna, calling her the “love of my life.” When asked how it felt to be in a relationship, he said, “So much better. So much better when you got ‘the One.’ She amounts to probably a million of the other ones. I think when you know, you know. She’s the One.”
When it comes to parenthood, A$AP Rocky, 33, says it’s “”in my destiny, absolutely.”
After years of friendship, a source confirmed to PEOPLE in November 2020 that Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were dating. Since Rihanna’s three-year relationship with billionaire Hassan Jameel ended in January 2020, the couple has generated romance speculations. She included A$AP Rocky in her Fenty Skin ad in July of that year, and the two conducted multiple interviews together to promote the collaboration.
Rihanna previously discussed baby planning with British Vogue in March 2020, stating that she was “realizing life is really short” and had discovered a new no-nonsense attitude 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 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,” 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.”