Singer and actress Rihanna poses for a photograph. File photo
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Rihanna is pregnant, with the singer revealing she and A$AP Rocky are expecting their first child.
The Fenty Beauty mogul, 33, and Rocky, 33, shared the news during an outing in New York City on Friday, during which Rihanna was photographed in a long pink puffer jacket that was unbuttoned to show off her growing stomach.
In photos captured of the couple and published by “People,” the pair can be seen holding hands and smiling at one another as they walk in the snow, while other photos show the musicians embracing during the outing. In addition to debuting her baby bump, the singer accessorised the look with low-rise light-wash jeans and a long gold cross necklace with colourful gems.
The subtle pregnancy announcement from the couple, who have been dating since November 2020 but made their official debut on the red carpet at the Met Gala in 2021, comes after A$AP Rocky recently described the Diamonds singer as the “love of my life”.
“The love of my life,” the rapper said when discussing his girlfriend during an interview with GQ in May. “My lady.”
At the time, Rocky was also asked whether he felt he was ready to be a father, to which the rapper said: “If that’s in my destiny, absolutely.
“Nah, but like, I think I’d be an incredible, remarkably, overall amazing dad. I would have a very fly child. Very.”
On social media, the announcement has been met with joy from fans, with many expressing their excitement while others have noted that there has been speculation for months that the couple is expecting their first child, according to the Independent.
However, Rihanna herself appeared to shut down pregnancy rumours in December after she received a direct message from a fan on Instagram asking if they could attend her baby shower.
While Rihanna has not yet spoken publicy about the pregnancy announcement, she previously told British Vogue that she wants “three or four” children.
After acknowledging that, upon turning 32, she realised “life is really short,” Rihanna said that she would be focusing only on the things that matter and would be “going back to black and white”.
She also said that she could see children in her future, revealing: “I’ll have kids – three or four of ’em.”
Taking to Instagram, the “Lagay Pyari” singer announced the good news of Friday and shared a sweet photo of the hand of the newborn.
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