Pop star Rihanna is pregnant and expecting her first child with her boyfriend, rapper A$AP Rocky.
E! News reports the 33-year-old singer, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, showed off her baby bump in photos published Monday from a photo shoot in New York City over the weekend. RiRi wore an oversized coat that was unbuttoned at the bottom to show her growing bump, adorned in a gold cross and jewels.
People magazine reports the pictures were taken in Harlem, where A$AP Rocky grew up. The 33-year-old hip-hop star, whose real name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers, is seen holding hands with Rihanna and kissing the mom-to-be on the forehead .
According to E! News, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have been longtime friends that first sparked romance rumors two years ago. He called her “the love of my life” in a 2021 interview with GQ: “I think when you know, you know. She’s the One.”
They also made their public debut as a couple in September, attending the Met Gala together.
“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! at the time. “We ended up getting ready together and going and I didn’t even realize we were on a carpet together until somebody said, ‘You’re making your debut,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, s––t.’”
Both are known for their music and fashion. Rihanna’s hits include “Umbrella,” “Rude Boy,” “Don’t Stop the Music,” “We Found Love” and “Diamonds,” and her lingerie brand Savage x Fenty recently secured $125 million for an expansion into retail stores. A$AP Rocky is known for tracks like “F—in’ Problems” and “Praise the Lord (Da Shine),” plus his ‘90s-inspired Guess collaboration called GUE$$