Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are expecting their first child together. The singer revealed her pregnancy news while out with Rocky in New York City, showing off her expectant stomach. Photos can be seen here. People confirmed the news. Rihanna wore an open vintage fall/winter 1996 Chanel pink puffer coat to break the news.
This will be Rihanna and Rocky’s first child together. The two were first reported to be dating in December 2020 but are longtime friends.
In May, Rocky spoke glowingly about Rihanna, calling her “the love of my life.” Dating her versus playing the field is “so much better,” Rocky 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 addressed if he was ready to become a father in the interview too. Rihanna has been open about her hope to start a family. “If that’s in my destiny, absolutely,” he said. “I think I’m already a dad! All these motherfuckers are already my sons—whatchu talkin’ ’bout!” He laughed. “Nah, but like, I think I’d be an incredible, remarkably, overall amazing dad. I would have a very fly child. Very.”
Rihanna spoke in March 2020 about her plans to have kids in the next 10 years with or without a partner.
“Ten years? I’ll be 42! I’ll be ancient. I’ll have kids—three or four of ’em,” she mused then.
When asked whether she’d still have children if she hadn’t found the right partner, Rihanna didn’t hesitate: “Hell, yeah. 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. 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.”