Best wishes to the couple
After pregnancy, the singer flaunted in a dramatic makeover of typically covered-up maternity attire, and superstar Rihanna and rapper A$AP Rocky are said to have welcomed their first child. According to TMZ, which broke the news first, the successful fashion and entertainment magnate behind the films Diamonds and Umbrella gave birth to a child on May 13 in Los Angeles. According to a source close to the pair, who said that they are at home with the child and that the celebrity birth has been confirmed, "Rihanna is in good health. They are ecstatic to have children."
An AFP request for confirmation received no immediate response from the couple's representatives. The name of the child and any more information has not been made public.
The 34-year-old Robyn Rihanna Fenty, who was born in Barbados, recently attained billionaire status by transforming her musical prowess into lucrative lingerie, cosmetics, and high-fashion brands.
Before they officially acknowledged their relationship last year, she and A$AP Rocky, 33, were the subject of years of rumors.
The couple made their pregnancy announcement in January with a series of gorgeous photos taken in Harlem in the snow, with the expectant mother wearing a long pink jacket with only the top button fastened and a long beaded necklace draped over her exposed tummy.
Since then, Rihanna has caused a paparazzi frenzy and stunned the fashion world by wearing barely-there pregnancy outfits that bared all of her expanding baby bellies.
Weeks after revealing her pregnancy, the pop icon dazzled the fashion week circuit in a variety of outfits. She made a memorable fashion week debut when she arrived in Paris wearing a completely transparent Dior lace party dress over lingerie from her own Savage X Fenty collection.
The diva walked with such grace and confidence that she appeared to float, accessorized with spiky heeled knee-high boots, a leather trench coat, and silver jewelry.
In a popular video, someone off-camera yelled, "You're late!"
No s***, Rihanna said, carefully turning her head while maintaining her bump.
Changing the pregnancy laws
It's a line that has come to jewelry symbolize the artist's acceptance of her evolving body: Rihanna didn't just show off her stomach; she boasted about it by decking herself out in diamonds, sequin bras, and low-cut miniskirts. With one jaw-dropping fashion move after another, she has "changed something deep in fashion, breaking the norms of pregnancy wearing," according to Vogue, which featured Rihanna on its May cover.
The performer told the magazine, "I'm hopeful that we were able to redefine what's deemed 'acceptable' for pregnant ladies.
"I'm not going to hide the amazing things my body is currently capable of. This should be a happy occasion." She's not the first famous person to flaunt her growing baby bump: On the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991, Demi Moore stood naked while carrying a child; this was unheard of at the time.
Since then, Serena Williams, Cindy Crawford, and Britney Spears have posed for such glitzy pregnant photos. In the meantime, Beyonce revealed the news of her twins in a highly polished, belly-baring Instagram image that featured numerous allusions to famous works of art, such as Venus by Botticelli.
Rihanna's scantily clothed appearances, however, have been far less planned and much more frequent; they are a statement about motherhood that goes beyond the magazine cover to become a daily celebration of self.
She stated in February on the lifestyle website Refinery29 that she was "very into expanding the idea of sexy." Society "tends to make it feel like you hide, hide your sexy" when a woman becomes pregnant.
She said, "I don't believe in such garbage. I'm now attempting things that I may not even have felt confident attempting before becoming pregnant. The more cut-outs, the more slender, and the strappiest the better for me.