Rihanna is officially a mom!
The multi-hyphenate welcomed a baby boy with boyfriend A$AP Rocky on May 13. Their son’s name has yet to be announced.
This marks the first child for the couple, who had been friends for years before making their relationship official in 2020.
Rihanna has opened up about her hopes and expectations for motherhood in various interviews over the course of her pregnancy.
“It’s all an exciting journey so far. I’m just taking it as it comes every week. There’s always something new and I’m just taking it and I’m enjoying it,” she told Entertainment Tonight in February. Of her bold maternity outfits, she added, “Fashion is one of my favorite things, so, you know, we’re defying what it even means to be pregnant and maternal. It can get uncomfortable at times and so you can dress the part and pretend.”
She echoed that sentiment in another recent interview. “When I found out I was pregnant, I thought to myself, There’s no way I’m going to go shopping in no maternity aisle. I’m sorry—it’s too much fun to get dressed up,” Rihanna said. “I’m not going to let that part disappear because my body is changing.”
A$AP was arrested just last month in a surprise bust as the couple’s private plane touched down at LAX. Law enforcement sources told us the bust was in connection to an incident where Rocky is accused of firing shots at an acquaintance, grazing his hand.
Nonetheless, Rihanna continued to support A$AP, even attending one of his shows, cheering for him backstage just a week after the arrest.
The new baby is the first child for both Rihanna and A$AP