Pop icon Rihanna continues to shock fans and fuel speculation during her pregnancy. Recently Rihanna and partner A$AP Rocky further ignited marriage rumors attending the Met Gala in New York, with Rihanna clad in a stunning pearl-encrusted bridal gown.
Emerging after months away from the spotlight, the couple glowed walking the Met carpet together. Rihanna's voluminous dress fluttered around her baby bump, with Rocky in complementary white. Marriage seems imminent, according to sources close to the stars.
“It’s just a matter of when, not if,” says a friend of Rihanna. “She’s madly in love with him.”
Rihanna announced her pregnancy in January, braving freezing weather in New York wearing only a Chanel coat. Her fearless style has defined each trimester, as she enjoys fashion and motherhood on her own terms. Despite hospitalization last month for exhaustion and low blood pressure, Rihanna appears rested and content in this new chapter.
Marriage to Rocky would crown a whirlwind few years. The couple went public with their relationship in 2019 after years of friendship and collaboration. “They're perfect for each other,” says a music industry source. "They both share similar beliefs about love and family.”
Rocky shares Rihanna's vision for an unconventional family. Sources say Rihanna will bring the baby on tour, as both strive for a healthy work-life balance despite demanding careers. Rihanna has scaled back her schedule, focusing on Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty activewear during pregnancy. New music is expected once Rihanna's ready to return to work.
An album would be Rihanna’s first since 2016's ‘Anti.’ Widely regarded as a pop pioneer, Rihanna was announced as the world's first self-made female billionaire by Forbes last year due to her successful brands and back catalog of hits. Now with motherhood ahead, Rihanna is poised to into another creative chapter after reshaping pop culture and redefining pregnancy fashion.
Asked recently if she was nervous about labor, Rihanna laughed: “Hell yes! But I’m excited. I know it’s going to be difficult but the reward is going to be worth it.”
Motherhood becomes Rihanna. As her baby's arrival nears, fans continue celebrating the star who forged her own path to become an icon. Rihanna and Rocky prepare to embark on their greatest collaboration yet, with a lifetime of adventures ahead as partners and parents. After years of waiting, new music and surprises are sure to come in due time. For now, Rihanna is focused on what matters most in this moment - savoring each kick, craving and the journey to motherhood at her own pace.