Rihanna is Pregnant!

Talia Morley, Staff Writer

On Jan. 31, 2022 Rihanna and her boyfriend Rakim Athelaston Mayers, also commonly known as A$AP Rocky, announced her pregnancy. The announcement was not made in a traditional way, but in a way that is said to, “ rewrite the celebrity baby announcement rules,” The Wall Street Journal reported.

In the morning of Jan. 31, 2021 photos were released of A$AP Rocky and Rihanna, which first revealed the pregnancy. In the photo that announced her pregnancy, Rihanna was wearing a vintage hot pink silk puffer coat, and a chain belt that were both from the 1996 fall Chanel collection. There was a glamor shot of her bare belly, ”showcasing a gold cross pendant and brooch styled as the focal point of a pearl-and-gemstone chain around her belly,” and, “The coat buttons, embellished with Gripoix crystals, mirrored the pendant’s elaborate decoration,” The Wall Street Journal wrote.

Pictured to the left of Rihanna is A$AP Rocky who kept it casual wearing black leather pants, with black shiny boots, a v-neck sweater, with a denim Carhartt overcoat and a black beanie. The Photos were taken on the streets of Harlem, NYC in the early morning during a light snowfall. In the photos, they were walking as if it was a paparazzi shoot.

On Thursday, Feb. 3, Rihanna released pregnancy photos, personally announcing the pregnancy herself. The post included a side angled photo of her belly while she was standing in the bathroom, along with a couple of the photos from the Harlem streets photoshoot.

Rihanna is a 33 year old Barbadian Singer, as well as an actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman. She has her own makeup line called “Fenty Beauty” and used to have a clothing line called “ Savage X Fenty”. The reason she uses “Fenty” in the name of her businesses is because her birth name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty so she named it after herself. Rihanna is worth about $1.7 billion and she was named a billionaire by Forbes in 2021.

A$AP Rocky is a 33 year old American Rapper and record producer from Manhattan, NY. He is estimated to be worth about $10 million, and he has many well known songs such as “L$D”, “Praise The Lord”, “ Yamborghini High”, as well as many more. He has made many music collaborations, and he also made a collaboration with a footwear designer named Amina Muaddi. In their collaboration, they made a pair of strappy heels called: Amina Muaddi X AWGE LSD Gladi Thigh Heel.

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky both are from the islands of Barbados, and they have had a longstanding friendship for many years before the relationship began. They would often take many trips together, and spend a lot of time together before they started dating. In the summer of 2020 it was rumored that the two were together, and it was finally confirmed in December 2020 that they were in a relationship.

Ever since the relationship was confirmed, the couple has been inseparable, and on Jan. 31, 2022 they announced their pregnancy. Reportedly, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky plan to get married at the island of Barbados, after the baby is born.

Until the baby is born, the two are going to continue enjoying their love for eachother, and they will continue making music, being entrepreneurs, and planning for their wedding and baby.