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Rihanna Gives Birth, Welcomes First Baby With A$AP Rocky

Time to pour it up since Rihanna is officially a mom! The singer gave birth to her first child with A$AP Rocky in Los Angeles. Scroll on for a peek at the touching news.

By Kisha Forde, Kelly Gilmore May 19, 2022 6:00 PMTags
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Rihanna has got love on the brain after giving birth to her first baby.

She and A$AP Rocky officially welcomed their first child together on May 13, multiple outlets have confirmed. The singer has reportedly given birth to a baby boy in Los Angeles.

After keeping quiet about the news from the public for months, the "Love on the Brain" singer confirmed her pregnancy in January.

In photos obtained by E! News at the time, Rihanna and A$AP were seen going for a stroll in New York City, with the singer baring her bump through a long pink coat and low-rise jeans. The iconic outfit was the first of many fashionable maternity looks.

In February, Rihanna made her first red-carpet debut since revealing she was pregnant at a Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin event. At the time, the mom-to-be told E!'s Justin Sylvester that it was tough to keep the news a secret from her inner circle.

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"It was harder for me to keep it from my posse, because they're around me, they know my habits," she said. "They're like, 'You don't want something to drink? You're not smoking?' And I'm eating all the things I'm not used to eating. They know I hate sweets and I'm all of a sudden asking for cookies and donuts. But finally, I just had to let it all out, and they were all shocked, of course, as the world was shocked as well."

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The singer added that when she found out herself, it didn't feel real at first.

"When I first found out, it's not real, you know? I was like, 'This is not for real, right?'" she said. "And then, it was and it's almost like you don't want to get too excited too soon because it's great news, but you...want to see that it's going to see its way through. And I'm so glad that we're this far along and now I can celebrate with everyone." 

BACKGRID

From celebrating love on the brain to a baby on the brain, Rihanna and A$AP's love story has had many chapters.

The two started out as friends and collaborators and sparked romance rumors back in December 2020, when they were spotted out together in New York. At the time, a source exclusively told E! News that the relationship was platonic.

"She wants to be single and isn't going to jump into something," the source said of Rihanna. "She's hanging out with A$AP Rocky, but she is not dating him."

As time went on, their chemistry seemed undeniable, but the pair continued to keep fans on their toes—that is until A$AP officially confirmed their romance in a 2021 interview with GQ, calling Rihanna "the love of my life." On the topic of fatherhood, A$AP expressed that he had full confidence if that was "his destiny."

"I think I'd be an incredible, remarkably, overall amazing dad," he told the publication. "I would have a very fly child. Very."

When asked by GQ what it was like to now settle down into a relationship, A$AP noted that it was "so much better."

"She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones. I think when you know, you know. She's the One." Flash-forward to now and his "one" has welcomed a little one to their family.

Take a look back at the couple's road to parenthood below!

September 2012

In 2012, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky performed their hit "Cockiness" at the MTV Video Music Awards, and their number was so good it deserved a trophy. This wouldn't be the last time the two shared the stage as they went on tour together in 2013.

September 2013

Fans had this song on replay after Rihanna and A$AP Rocky released the music video for "Fashion Killa" in 2013.

June 2018

As the years went on, they remained friends. In 2018, they attended the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week and, of course, they totally slayed.

December 2019

They also attended The Fashion Awards in 2019, with Rihanna dazzling in a mint Fenty dress and A$AP Rocky looking sharp in a black suit.

January 2020

Romance rumors! After years of friendship and her split from Hassan Jameel, RiRi and A$AP Rocky fueled dating speculation with their joint outings and time together over the 2020 holidays.

June 2021

Rihanna and A$AP seemingly confirmed their relationship by packing on the PDA in New York City

September 2021

Met Gala official! Rihanna and A$AP Rocky attended the 2021 Met Gala together in style, with the "Umbrella" singer wearing a black Balenciaga gown and the "A$AP Forever" artist donning a custom ERL quilt and a tuxedo.

February 2022

Baby joy! Rihanna and A$AP confirmed they're expecting their first child together with a glam photo shoot.

 

February 2022

That same month, Rihanna recalled keeping her pregnancy a secret from her friends. "It was harder for me to keep it from my posse, because they're around me, they know my habits," she told E!'s Justin Sylvester. "They're like, 'You don't want something to drink? You're not smoking?' And I'm eating all the things I'm not used to eating. They know I hate sweets and I'm all of a sudden asking for cookies and donuts. But finally, I just had to let it all out, and they were all shocked, of course, as the world was shocked as well."

February 2022

SOS! These photos are so sweet! As Rihanna and A$AP prepared for their bundle of joy, she continued to show her incredible pregnancy style.

May 2022

While fans wondered if A$AP Rocky had proposed to Rihanna after seeing them sport the words "Marry me?" and "I do" across their teeth in his "D.M.B." video, sources close to the couple told TMZ in May 2022 the two aren't engaged.

May 2022

And baby makes three! Multiple outlets report that the couple welcomed a baby in Los Angeles.

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