Rihanna has got that new mom glow! The global superstar has dropped her greatest hit yet with her boyfriend, rapper A$AP Rocky. And now that she’s back outside, fans are noticing are more voluptuous Rihanna. The “Wild Thoughts” singer has gone through multiple instances where she was alleged to be pregnant throughout her career. For example, back in 2017, the Internet went crazy when pictures began to surface of Rihanna looking much thicker than usual. Of course, many began to comment on the entertainer’s body. But many expressed their belief that she was pregnant.
In a 2017 interview with The Cut, Rihanna spoke about her weight gain. She told the magazine that she has “the pleasure of a fluctuating body type.” One day, the singer shares that she’s able to fit into a very form-fitting outfit. The next, she notices the need for apparel that leans toward “something oversized,” where she can hide the parts she may feel a bit insecure about.
Rihanna also noticed all of the criticism she faced about her apparent weight gain during that time. In a June 2017 post, the Ocean’s 8 star hit back with a post to her Instagram with a meme of rapper Gucci Mane. It showed a side-by-side depiction of the Atlanta rapper, the heavier version of him in 2007 and a more fit version in 2017. She compares herself in the meme telling supporters that if they “can’t handle” the weight gain, they “don’t deserve” the sexier version of herself. Again, in 2019, fans speculated that Rihanna was pregnant with her then-billionaire boyfriend, Hasaan Jameel’s child. She was the November cover star for Vogue, where she also participated in an interview with legendary fashion journalist and editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
During the interview, Wintour smoothly asked Rihanna if there were plans for a baby in the near future. The singer responded by saying she “doesn’t think about stuff like that” and giggled while adding that she “looks forward to the pregnancy rumors” following their chat. Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s relationship has been mired with pregnancy rumors, including their 2021 appearance at the MET Gala, where she wore an oversized gown. Then in November of that year, a Twitter user posted that the couple was pregnant with their first child. Of course, social media was sent into a frenzy. When one of her fans had the gumption to send a direct message to Rihanna about potentially attending the baby shower, she responded to debunk the claims. Laughing, the singer jokes in response, “You ain’t came to the first 10 baby showers! Y’all breed me every year, dammit lol.”
But shortly after the rumors began, they were confirmed to be true. First, in January of 2022, they debuted photos showing a very pregnant and glowing Rihanna and A$AP Rocky on New York City Streets. Then, according to TMZ, the couple gave birth to a baby boy on May 13. It’s been some months since Rihanna has given birth, and she’s since been seen a few times out. Recently, the couple was spotted leaving an NYC restaurant, and fans noticed that Rihanna is still very much so thick. Check out the photo below.