Pregnant Rihanna displays her bump as she meets A$AP Rocky's family
Pregnant Rihanna reunites with A$AP Rocky in Barbados as couple are seen for the first time since woman accused of fling with hunk DENIED cheating claims and friends brushed off split speculation
Pregnant Rihanna and beau A$AP Rocky brushed off split claims as the singer met her love and his family at an airport in Barbados on Friday.
The couple, who had recently denied rumours of a split and cheating, looked relaxed as they greeted one another and chatted in the terminal with their loved ones by their side.
Rihanna, 33, showed off her baby bump in a vibrant mini dress which cut a beautiful silhouette clinging to all the right places.
Fun: Pregnant Rihanna and beau A$AP Rocky brushed off split claims as the singer met her love and his family at an airport in Barbados on Friday
The expectant mother passed on maternity clothes in favour of the bright ensemble as she strode confidently through the arrivals hall in a pair of gold heels.
She styled her hair into a top bun while she added a hint of bling accessorising in gold as she touched down in her native country.
Meanwhile, her partner A$AP Rocky put on a lively display as he showed off his quirky fashion sense wearing a tie-dye purple and pink hoodie placed over his head.
Glowing: Rihanna, 33, showed off her baby bump in a vibrant mini dress which cut a beautiful silhouette clinging to all the right places
The international superstar failed to put on the sleeves of the sweater as he used the garment in his best efforts to go incognito on the day.
The masked-up record producer colourfully complemented the look with a pair of uniquely printed trousers and statement sparkly belt.
Travelling heavy on the day, the hip-hop star was laden with luggage as he toted a Goyard Maison and a North Face Gucci limited duffle bag.
A$AP Rocky put on a lively display as he showed off his quirky fashion sense wearing a tye-dye purple and pink hoodie placed over his head
Undercover: The international superstar failed to put on the sleeves of the sweater as he used the garment in his best efforts to go incognito on the day
Classy: She styled her hair into a top bun as she touched down in her native country
Leggy: The expectant mother passed on maternity clothes in favour of the bright ensemble as she strode confidently through the arrivals hall in a pair of gold heels
The singer kept a protective eye on two of his family members who also accompanied the couple on the day.
The close relations appeared to hit the ground running attending to a phone call while another made her way steadily through the busy lounge.
This comes as the woman accused of having an affair with A$AP Rocky during Rihanna’s pregnancy has fiercely denied the allegations.
Shoe designer Amina Muaddi took to Instagram on Friday to issue a statement after social media was alight with claims the rapper, 33, had cheated on the heavily pregnant singer, 34, with her.
She wrote: ‘I’ve always believed that an unfounded lie spread on social media doesn’t deserve any response or clarification, especially one that is so vile.
Close: The singer kept a protective eye on two of his family members who also accompanied the couple on the day
Busy: The close relations appeared to hit the ground running attending to a phone call while another made her way steadily through the busy lounge
‘I initially assumed that this fake gossip – fabricated with such malicious intent – would not be taken seriously.
‘However in the last 24h I’ve been reminded that we live in a society that is so quick to speak on topics regardless of factual basis and that nothing is off limits.
‘Not even during what should be one of the most beautiful and celebrated times in one’s life. Therefore I have to speak up as this not only directed towards me but it is related to people I have a great amount of respect and affection for.
They’re fine! Friends of Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have insisted split rumours are false after the rapper was dogged by claims he’d cheated on the pregnant singer (pictured in February)
‘While Rih is continuing to live her serene, best dressed pregnancy life and I go back to my business – I wish everyone a beautiful Easter weekend!’
A source directly connected to both artists had earlier told TMZ that the cheating and split rumours were ‘100% false on both counts’, adding ‘one million percent not true. They’re fine.’
The drama started on Thursday when fashion blogger Louis Pisano tweeted: ‘Rihanna & ASAP Rocky have split. Rihanna broke up with him after she caught him cheating with shoe designer Amina Muaddi.’
He continued: ‘Amina was responsible for designing Fenty’s footwear offering and Rihanna is often seen in custom shoes from her own label.
‘ASAP & Amina is not new though as she was seeing him years ago and also collaborated with him on a collection of shoes. Things apparently hit the fan at Craigs in LA.’
Caught up: The rumour mill went into overdrive after a tweet on Thursday claimed that A$AP had cheated on the pregnant star with shoe designer Amina Muaddi (pictured)
Hours after Amina’s denial, Louis took to Twitter to release a lengthy statement to ‘formally apologize’ to all parties involved.
The fashion blogger – whose Twitter bio had him proudly touting himself as ‘the messiest fashion influencer on the internet’ – took a different tone as he wrote: ‘Hi all, so I’d like to address the situation. Last night I made a dumb decision to tweet some information I had received.
‘I’m not going to talk about sources, blame others for a discussion that was started, etc because at the end of the day I made the decision to draft that tweet, press send and put that out with my name on it.
‘So I’d like to formally apologize to all parties involved with my actions and for my reckless tweets. I fully accept the consequences of my actions for my tweets and any harm they caused.’
‘I fully accept the consequences of my actions’: Hours after Amina’s denial, fashion blogger Louis Pisano – who started the rumor – had taken to Twitter to release a lengthy statement to ‘formally apologize’ to all parties involved
Louis went on to say that he will not make any excuses and that he was too wrapped up in the drama of social media while promising to change his ways.
The fashion blogger concluded: ‘I have no excuse for it, I’ve been way too wrapped up in Twitter drama and unfortunately leaned into being messy as a brand which is something going forward I’m going to move away from.
‘I’m going to take some time away from Twitter to figure out what that looks like and how I can start using my platforms better as I’ve gotten away from using them for more positive work. Again I apologize to them for this unneccesary drama.’
Three days ago, Rihanna was spotted in a pair of shoes designed by Amina, and reposted images of the look on Instagram.
Amina, 35, previously told British Vogue how her working relationship with the singer began, explaining: ‘Rihanna’s stylist and I are friends, so he saw some early prototypes. But then she bought a few pairs herself via her personal shopper.
Who is Amina Muaddi? Shoe designer to the stars caught up in cheating claims
Half-Romanian, half-Jordanian, Amina grew up in Italy before relocating to the United States.
Amina previously worked as a celebrity stylist before moving into shoe designing in 2012.
She began working with Rihanna in 2019 because she was friends with her stylist.
Amina counts Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid and Irina Shayk as fans of her footwear collection.
It is not known whether Amina is in a relationship or not.
‘She’s such a nice person. She sent me some Fenty clothes when she launched her own label – I feel amazing when I’m wearing them. There’s that swagger, you feel like you are channelling Rihanna.’
She added to Harper’s Bazaar: ‘Fenty reached out to me because Ri liked what I did and she was wearing my shoes and rocking them flawlessly.’
It is not known if Amina is currently in a relationship.
Louis claimed in his tweets that A$AP, 33, and Amina had dated in the past, but although the pair have been friends for years, it is not known if their relationship was ever of a romantic nature.
The duo collaborated on a shoe collection in 2020, however, with Amina telling Vogue at the time: ‘I wanted to do it with someone who shares my values and my perspective on creativity and design.
‘Rocky doesn’t compromise himself in his work or whatever he does; he’s a perfectionist the same way I am.’
Following the shock split claims, shocked fans tweeted: ‘Gonna see a bunch of “A$AP cheating on Rihanna is proof that …” think pieces when y’all do not know these people at all’; ‘
‘If RIHANNA can get cheated on no one is safe I give up on men , if someone is cheating up on RIHANNA’; ‘NOO not Rihanna I’m not having it pls I can’t wake up pressed this morning’; ‘It seems tweeps are more concerned about Rihanna and A$ap’s split than the two of them actually are.’
MailOnline has contacted Rihanna, A$AP Rocky and Amina’s representatives for comment.
Root of the rumours: Fashion blogger Louis Pisano sent Twitter into meltdown on Thursday when as he announced the pair had split and claimed infidelity had been to blame
Keeping quiet: Louis Pisano (pictured) offered no further details on where he had obtained the information
Rihanna and Rocky were initially linked in November of 2020 after it was reported that they were seeing each other following the singer’s split from her ex-boyfriend, Hassan Jameel.
The two had been acquainted ever since the early 2010s, when they began performing and touring with each other.
Rihanna and Rocky remained friends for much of the decade before People confirmed that they were officially dating in November 2020.
Way back when: A$AP and Amina have been friends for years and collaborated on a shoe collection in 2020 (pictured in 2020)
Fashionable: Three days ago, Rihanna was spotted in a pair of shoes designed by Amina, and reposted images of the look on Instagram
The pair embarked on a romantic vacation to the singer’s native Barbados the following month, and the rapper spent Christmas with his girlfriend’s family.
Rocky first spoke about their relationship in May 2021 in a GQ interview, where he called the Barbados born singer ‘the love of his life.’
The Fashion Killa hitmaker – who has never been dogged with claims of infidelity in the past – said: ‘She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones…. I think when you know, you know. She’s the One.’
Meltdown: While the claims are unsubstantiated and the stars have not commented on the matter, it didn’t stop Twitter going into meltdown at the comment
The couple announced they were expecting their first child together earlier this year.
Earlier this week, Rihanna gushed about her partner in a chat with Vogue magazine as she explained how their relationship blossomed.
‘People don’t get out of the friend zone very easily with me,’ she revealed. ‘And I certainly took a while to get over how much I know him and how much he knows me, because we also know how much trouble we can land each other in.’
She said that quarantine had brought the pair closer together, noting: ‘He became my family in that time.
‘There’s no pretentious my-brand-your-brand bulls**t, it’s just us living. I just feel like I can do any part of life by his side.’
She continued: ‘What I love the most about us? Transparency with everything: how we’re feeling, what our goals are, what our fears and insecurities are.
‘The vulnerability to be able to say what you feel about each other.’
Baby on the way: Rihanna is expecting her first child with A$AP – who she started dating in 2020
Earlier this year it was claimed the couple are planning to say ‘I do’ in Barbados with the pop star lining up Prime Minister Mia Mottley, 56, as the newborn’s godmother.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: ‘Rihanna is totally smitten with A$AP. They have a very close bond and Rihanna has always been quite traditional.
‘They will be married, for sure. She has told pals she wants to be with him for ever, and he has said the same. There are no plans yet as to when the nuptials will be but it won’t be before the baby is born. She has always wanted to get married and A$AP is her forever person.’
Inside Rihanna’s roller coaster romantic life: From Chris Brown to Leonardo DiCaprio, the singer’s past relationships revealed
Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres in 2011, Rihanna admitted that being labeled the ‘sexiest woman alive’ can make her ‘intimidating’ to men — but she was looking for guys who step up into a traditionally masculine role.’
‘I like men who are more aggressive but mysterious,’ she said. ‘But I like a man to be very sure. I like them to be sure of themselves and know that you’re the man, I’m the lady, and the only way for us to make this work is if we play our roles. I can’t really be the man for you.’
She seems to have found quite a few men who’ve fit the bill over the years.
Rihanna dated Chris Brown from 2008 to 2009, then again from 2012 to 2013
Rihanna’s relationship with the singer is one of her most well-remembered.
The pair met in 2005 but weren’t officially linked as together until 2008, when they were seen together at the Grammys and kissing at her 21st birthday party.
But in 2009, fans were shocked when news leaked that Chris had beaten Rihanna, and leaked police photos showed her with black eyes and bruises. He was arrested and charged with felony battery, to which he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years probation.
‘I needed that wake-up call in my life,’ Rihanna later tole Marie Claire UK. ‘I needed a turning point, and that’s what God was giving to me. All [of] this terrible stuff they say to you, it breaks you down.’
Rihanna filed a restraining order at the time, but she eventually forgave him, dropping the restraining order in 2011 and getting back together with him in 2012 — when she described their relationship as ‘true love’ in 2012.
‘It took me a long time. I was angry for a long time. I was resentful, I held a grudge. I was dark. I was angry. It was coming out in my music and my clothes and my attitude. I didn’t like that feeling. It was heavy,’ she said.
They split again in 2013.
Rihanna had a year-long relationship with LA Dodgers star Matt Kemp for the length of 2010
While split from Chris Brown, Rihanna had a year-long relationship with LA Dodgers star Matt Kemp for the length of 2010.
She gushed about the relationship in several interviews, telling Marie Claire UK: ‘I feel like I smile for real this time. The smiles come from inside, and it exudes in everything I do. People feel my energy is different. When I smile they can tell that it’s pure bliss and not just a cover up.’
But after splitting in December of that year, she told Vogue: ‘I just let it go. I don’t ever want to have to depend on a relationship. I think it’s a really special thing to find love. It’s beautiful. Nothing can match it, but I want to make sure I find other things in life that I love — besides love.’
Rihanna and Drake met in 2005 and famously dated on and off over the years (pictured in 2016)
Rihanna and Drake met in 2005 and famously dated on and off over the years as they worked together on songs including Work, Take Care, and What’s My Name.
During that time, Drake repeatedly gushed about Rihanna to different news outlet, describing her as his ‘ultimate fantasy.’
In 2016, he introduced her at the VMAs with effusive praise, saying: ‘We love the videos, which change their artistic vision from year to year. But most of all, we love the woman who hasn’t changed since day one. She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old, she’s one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life, I’ve looked up to her even though she’s younger than me. She’s a living, breathing legend in our industry,’ he said.
But it seems that RiRi wasn’t a fan of being built up that way, and told Vogue years later that ‘waiting through that speech was probably the most uncomfortable part. I don’t like too many compliments; I don’t like to be put on blast.
‘We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is,’ she said.
Rihanna and Leo were rumored to have hooked up a few times (pictured in 2016)
Rihanna and Leo were rumored to have hooked up a few times, first in February 2015 — when they reportedly spent Valentine’s Day weekend together.
Then, in 2016, they were spotted together at Intrigue Night Club’s grand opening at Wynn Las Vegas.
Neither confirmed that they had dated.
Rihanna also reportedly dated Travis Scott in 2015
Rihanna also reportedly dated Travis Scott in 2015, with the rumors fueled by sightings of Rihanna at his concerts.
But the relationship appeared to be confirmed by a story in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of Complex. Writer Lawrence Schlossman said that Travis had missed their interview because he was ‘holed up with Rihanna, his recently rumored love interest/girlfriend/friend-with-benefit.’
In 2020, Schlossman said on his podcast that he was never supposed to reveal that Travis and Rihanna were together.
‘It’s because Rihanna’s like, “Don’t tell anyone that I’m smashing Travis Scott, please,”‘ he said.
Rihanna and Saudi Arabian businessman Hassan Jameel got together in 2017 and split by early 2020
Rihanna and Saudi Arabian businessman Hassan Jameel got together in 2017. They were first spotted getting dinner together in November of that year, and in 2018 took a trip to Mexico together.
In 2019, she told Interview: ‘I got into a new relationship, and it matters to me. It was like, “I need to make time for this.” Just like I nurture my businesses, I need to nurture this as well. I’ll shut things down for two days, three days at a time.
‘On my calendar we now have the infamous “P,’ which means personal days. This is a new thing.’
She spoke again about him later that year, telling Vogue: ‘I’m actually in an exclusive relationship for quite some time, and it’s going really well, so I’m happy.’
But things soured, and news that they split broke in January 2020.
Though their romantic relationship is only a couple of years old, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have known one another for a decade (pictured at the 2021 Met Gala)
Though their romantic relationship is only a couple of years old, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have known one another for a decade.
In 2012, he was featured in a remix of Rihanna’s song ‘Cockiness (Love It),’ and he joined her Diamonds World Tour as an opening act in 2013.
They remained friends over the years, even attending a Louis Vuitton show together in 2018 and the British Fashion Awards in 2019, among other events.
But when Rihanna and Hassan split in January 2020, rumors started to swirl that she and Rocky were together.
While they didn’t confirm that they were together, Rocky joined Rihanna to promote Fenty Skin in August 2020, and they were spotted out together that December, with reports that they were ‘inseparable.’
Rocky confirmed the relationship in May 2021, telling GQ that Rihanna is ‘the love of my life.’
‘I think when you know, you know. She’s the one,’ he said.
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