Rihanna33, debuted her baby bump for the first time in January 2022 with a maternity photo shoot with her boyfriend ASAP Rocky33, in Harlem, New York.
In the photos, which you can see here, the “Umbrella” singer wore low-rise jeans and a long, padded jacket, which she unbuttoned to her navel to show off her growing bump.
According to a source who spoke to Us Weekly following the pregnancy reveal, Rihanna and ASAP are “both very excited to be parents.”
The source noted: “ASAP is obsessed with Rihanna and feels like he has never loved her more than when she was pregnant,” adding, “Rihanna has wanted to be a mother for many years and is so excited for it to finally happen.”
Rih and ASAP, who officially started dating in 2020 after being friends for several years, talked about their plans to start a family in the past. In May 2021, ASAP spoke publicly about her relationship for the first time in an interview with GQ magazine, calling Rih “the one” and “the love of my life” before sharing her thoughts on fatherhood. “If that is in my destiny, absolutely,” she said at the time. While he didn’t directly mention the Fenty Beauty founder, the “Praise the Lord” rapper did ponder what kind of father he would be and how he envisioned him as his future child. “I think he would be an amazing father, remarkably amazing overall,” he said. “I would have a very flying son. Very.”
Rihanna, for her part, has also spoken out about her desire to be a mother one day. “I know that I will want to live in another way [en 10 años]”, the lingerie designer told Vogue in 2020. “I will have children, three or four”. She also revealed to Interview magazine in 2019 that she wanted children “more than anything in life.”
Now that we know that she officially has a little one on the way, there is still the question of what the sex of her child will be. For everything we know about the gender of Rihanna’s baby so far, keep reading.
What is the sex of Rihanna’s baby?
While there’s no official word yet on the gender of Rihanna’s baby, fans have a few theories as to whether Rih is having a boy or a girl. After her pregnancy photo shoot, social media users couldn’t help but notice a potentially important clue they saw: Rihanna’s jacket, an $8,000 vintage Chanel coat, was bright pink.
Naturally, many fans interpreted this to mean that the “Love on the Brain” singer is having a girl.
“Rihanna told us she was having a girl without telling us. Peep the pink,” one social media user wrote on Twitter. Another chimed in: “Rihanna is definitely having a girl, I don’t know why no one is talking about the fact that she wore a PINK Chanel jacket to reveal her pregnancy.” A third social media user added: “Why do I feel like the pink coat indicates she’s having a mini? Just tell us you’re having a girl Riri.”
A shopping trip from the singer of “Diamondsin March 2022 all but confirmed these theories. At the time, Rih was seen perusing racks of baby clothes at Target (a relatable queen) and choosing a frilly orange dress, according to photos obtained by The Daily Mail While it’s possible she was shopping for someone else, all signs point to Rihanna having a girl.
Of course, these are just theories at this point, but if true, we bet Rihanna would be very pleased. In the past, Rih hinted at her desire to raise a strong black woman like her, telling Essence in 2019: “I am a black woman. I came from a black woman, who came from a black woman, who came from a black woman and I am going to give birth to a black woman. She is a no-brainer. That is what I am. It is the core of who I am in spirit and DNA.”
He added at the time: “My mother is an incredible example of how to fight against life’s obstacles. I’m sure her mom taught her that and that’s how I’m going to be. We are impeccable, we are special and the world will have to deal with that.”