It has been a long time coming! RihannaBefore announcing her pregnancy in Jan 2022, she was open about her desire for a family.
The singer shared her bump in a maternity photo shoot with her partner ASAP Rocky, showing her naked stomach in a pink unbuttoned coat and ripped jeans.
In 2019, romance rumors swirled around the pair, but they were confirmed two years later. The rapper called the Barbados native “The One” in a May 2021 GQ interview.
“She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones,” the New York native gushed about his “lady” at the time. “I think when you know, you know.”
A source told the story only one month before. Us Weekly that the musicians were going strong, explaining, “It’s obvious they’re a couple and also are each other’s best friend. They have a lot of fun together. [and]They laugh a lot. They have many private date nights together and have a lot of fun hanging out together. They’re not necessarily hiding the fact that they’re dating — they more so just don’t want people in their business. They’re two chill people that don’t want that kind of attention, so they show up randomly to a spot and nobody really knows until afterwards.”
While speaking to GQ, Rocky noted that he’d make a great father if it was his “destiny.” The “Praise the Lord” singer said, “I think I’d be an incredible, remarkably, overall amazing dad. I would have a very fly child.”
In August 2021, another insider reported Use that the producer and the “Umbrella” songstress were “madly in love” and an engagement was possibly “in the works.”
The source explained, “Going by the hints Rocky’s been dropping, [it] may well happen soon, but there’s no pressure and what matters most to both of them is to keep building on this truly beautiful thing they’ve got going. They’re very open with friends that it’s unlike any connection they’ve ever experienced with anyone else, and they see each other as life partners. They don’t need a piece of paper to be happy, but Ri’s a real romantic and her friends and family — her mom, especially — would love to see her married.”
Keep scrolling to read Rihanna’s quotes over the years about becoming a mom, from her ideal timeline to her willingness to be a single parent.