Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were spotted arriving in New Jersey via private jet this weekend, just over a month after welcoming their first child. The new parents traveled from Los Angeles to Teterboro Airport, dressed casually and accompanied by their newborn son, whose name they have not yet revealed.
At 35, Rihanna has accomplished what few pop stars achieve: longevity and relevance across decades. From her 2005 debut single "Pon de Replay" to her most recent studio album "Anti" released in 2016, she has sold over 200 million records worldwide and earned nine Grammy Awards. Her successful makeup and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty, have made her a billionaire and cemented her status as a fashion and beauty mogul.
Now, Rihanna embarks on her greatest adventure yet: motherhood. She and partner A$AP Rocky, 34, welcomed their first child in May 2022 following a whirlwind pregnancy. The baby boy joins his parents' globe-trotting lifestyle, but Rihanna says her own Caribbean roots keep her grounded. “Home is where the heart is, right?" she says. "I never forget where I came from.”
Though known for her daring and futuristic style, Rihanna opted for comfort on the family's private flight into New Jersey. She wore gray sweatpants and a black tank top, with her hair pulled up and minimal makeup. A$AP Rocky matched in sweats, a T-shirt and baseball cap while carrying their newborn in a carrier. The casual looks were perfect for a long flight with an infant, allowing the new parents to focus on the baby for the six-hour trip.
Squeee! The expecting 35-year-old and her 34-year-old babydaddy will celebrate the first birthday of their cherubic child on May 19
'Their connection is undeniable': At one point, A$AP (born Rakim Mayers) could be seen playfully lifting their baby up into the air as they made their way off the tarmac
Faux fur: Riri (born Robyn Fenty) was wearing the same brown fur coat she donned on March 30 in LA over black sweats and comfortable shoes
Swag: Rocky wore a black collared leather jacket over a bright green top, mint-green track pants, black sneakers, and a matching graphic-print baseball cap
Nesting mode: Parenthood only made the Lift Me Up songstress 'closer' to the Same Problems rapper, and they confirmed their romance in 2020 - nine years after she first enlisted him to rap on her song Cockiness (Love It)
Once known as a party girl, Rihanna now embraces this quieter chapter. "It's the life I live now," she says. Gone are the late nights at the club; her new baby's needs come first. But she's happy to trade her old habits for 3 a.m. feedings and lullabies. "Being a parent is the greatest joy I've ever known," she shares.
After landing in New Jersey, the family boarded an SUV and headed into New York City, where Rihanna and A$AP Rocky share a home. The cozy domesticity of new parenthood suits the stars, who friends say have never been happier. For years, Rihanna longed to be a mother; now her dream has come true in the form of her infant son.
Werk werk werk! The hip-hop power couple stepped out in all their glamorous glory to attend the Lush & Blush party held at The View Rooftop Lounge in Brooklyn on Sunday night
'Always late but still always there!' The intimate event was hosted by none other than Rihanna's best friend Melissa Forde (L), who co-founded Li`Mels catering services with her chef sister Lisa Forde
'It's giving mom and dad!' The Fenty Beauty CEO was in great spirits, bumping and grinding against A$AP, who broke out into a massive grin
Though private about her personal life, Rihanna gives fans a glimpse into her world through social media and her many ventures. Her brands stand as a testament to her vision and work ethic, showing a drive that will surely power her next chapter as a mom. If her success so far is any indication, she's poised to conquer this new role with the same passion and style she brings to all her endeavors.
The pop icon's kingdom now includes her new prince, who will grow up surrounded by his mother's strength, humor, and the fierce love she has for her Caribbean roots. With A$AP Rocky by her side, Rihanna's family is her greatest work of art and proudest achievement yet. Pop's queen reigns eternal, her wild dream of motherhood the most daring adventure of all.