The fashion-forward parents-to-be have been friends for a decade.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky may try to keep things low-key, but their relationship is unfolding right before our eyes. The famously coy couple has been caught canoodling all over the map, from Los Angeles to Barbados and New York, and now, they’re parents-to-be! Read on for a breakdown of their romance.
Proving they’ve been flirty friends for a decade, A$AP joined Rihanna on stage for a performance of her song “Cockiness (Love It)” back in 2012, playfully grabbing her ass at the end of his verse before she pushed him away.
A$AP, who was with Chanel Iman, denied rumors that he was dating Rihanna. "I'm just cool with her. I don't even look at her like that. She's sexy, but I'm good," he said. "That's really a friend...I got nothing but love for Rih Rih; that's the homie right there.”
Rocky dropped his “Fashion Killa” video featuring Rihanna as his leading lady. The line “She may never wear it/But she save it so our babies will be flyer than their parents” feels especially prescient.
Months later, they attended a private party at Delilah in LA. The night was going well, with the duo spotted holding hands, but an unexpected ex shook things up. Drake was there too, and according to an insider, he and Rocky were “not vibing.”
Photos of the couple from that night show that Rihanna had covered up the matching shark tattoo she got with Drake — and with that, confirmed their on-again, off-again relationship is finally a thing of the past.
Noted Met Gala queen Rih showed up at the very end of the red carpet with Rocky in tow, with Rih wearing all black Balenciaga and ASAP in a quilt coat by by Eli Russell Linnetz. The pair gave cozy chic a whole new meaning.
Rih and Rocky announced the upcoming birth of their first child with photos shot in Harlem. Rih wore a vintage Chanel pink puffer coat and jeans, with her belly bump poking out in the winter snow. Congratulations to the happy couple!