Hope you’re ready to melt into a puddle on the floor because Rihanna and A$AP Rocky‘s first baby has made his ~professional debut~ by way of a Vogue photoshoot with his mum and dad.
The gorgeous fam appeared in the March 2023 edition of British Vogue alongside a profile of the star singer who just blew our socks off with her Super Bowl halftime performance — and announcement of her second child.
The photo shoot is nothing short of adorable and shows RiRi and Rocky’s nine-month-old — whose name we still haven’t been privy to — in all his gurgling happiness.
I mean, just look at him! That happy little face, those big brown eyes and all those delicious rolls down his arms — I’m absolutely besotted with him.
Apparently, Rihanna, Rocky, their families and the extended team kept calling the wee one “baby” to the point where Vogue interviewer and writer Giles Hattersley genuinely thought his name might actually just be Baby.
Rihanna also commented on the first few days of being a parent, which she called “beautiful”, “a blessing” and a “head-fuck”. She also admitted that early in the piece she would wheel her baby’s bassinet into the bathroom so she could shower and keep an eye on him at the same time.
“I cannot believe it,” she said.
“Those first days are insane. You don’t sleep. At all. Not even if you wanted to. We came home, cold turkey, had no one. It was just us as parents and our baby. Man, you’re a zombie for the most part.”
She also shared the paranoia she felt about heading home from the hospital for the first time, which is surely something every new parent feels.
“You’re just going through the motions, and even then you’re so paranoid,” Rihanna said.
“Because you’re like: they trusted us to come home with this baby? This new life? With us?”
Nothing like the gift of new life to be a true equaliser — it’s just as terrifying for A-list celebrities as it is for the rest of us plebs.
Rihanna previously shared her first ever TikTok and of course, it was a vid of her gorgeous first baby whom she shares with rapper A$AP Rocky. Nothing but wholesome vibes here.
In a video cheekily captioned “hacked”, the singer centres the camera on her smiling baby boy as he reaches out to grab the lens. Classic baby behaviour.
“Ooh! You’re trying to get Mommy’s phone,” the singer can be heard saying.
The lil’ man was born on May 13 last year. His name is still yet to be disclosed but I’m sure it’s something divine.
The singer first revealed that she was pregz in February 2022 by showcasing her baby bump for the first time while walking the streets of New York City with her rapper boo.
Have a peek at the piccies here.
Despite the fact that they’ve appeared all loved-up, the musos had previously maintained that they are just friends, until Rocky called Rihanna “the love of [his] life” in May 2021.
He also referred to RiRi as “The One” while speaking to GQ: “She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones. I think when you know, you know.”
An insider told Us Weekly one month prior that the pair were “each other’s best friend.”
The insider explained in April 2021: “They kid around a lot [and] laugh a lot. They have private date nights together a lot and have a blast hanging out together. They’re not necessarily hiding the fact that they’re dating — they more so just don’t want people in their business. They’re two chill people that don’t want that kind of attention, so they show up randomly to a spot and nobody really knows until afterward.”
Rihanna had made it clear for some time that she’d love to be a mama bear one day. During a June 2019 interview, she told her Ocean’s Eight co-star Sarah Paulson that she wants a child “more than anything in life.”
In March 2022, she told Vogue: “In 10 years … I’ll be 42. I’ll be ancient! I’ll have kids, three or four of them.”