Rihanna has had quite the year in 2023. The “Kiss It Better” singer dropped all sorts of big reveals, made several iconic red carpet moments, and reportedly just gave birth to her second child this month. While the news hasn’t been confirmed by the singer or partner, A$AP Rocky, TMZ and People just reported that sources confirmed RiRi had another baby boy on Aug. 3, in Los Angeles. Awww!
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Let’s take a step back for a sec: At the Super Bowl in February, Rihanna took the stage for the first time in seven years to perform her biggest hits (like “Diamonds,” “Only Girl (In The World),” and “Work”) and, of course, to promote Fenty. More excitingly though, she also revealed a baby bump (!!) mid-performance. Then, later that week, RiRi shared intimate, new details about mom life and her 10-month old son in a profile for British Vogue. Of course, the interview was complete with plenty of adorable family pics.
It’s great Rihanna is welcoming another baby, because her son, whose name is RZA Athelston Mayers, is too cute to be an only child. Plus, his billionaire mom told British Vogue that her son is totally in love with A$AP. “Their connection is undeniable. The second Rocky makes eye contact with him he is on fire,” Rihanna told the magazine.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have expressed so much joy towards being parents in the last few months, it’s clear this new baby will add a lot to this happy family. “When you become a mom, something happens where you feel like you can take on the world–like you can do anything,” Rihanna said at an Apple Press conference.
If you’re still catching up on all the deets surrounding Rihanna’s growing fam and her first child, here’s everything to know about RiRi’s life as a mom (so far):
Rihanna has apparently already given birth to her second baby.
This news has yet to be officially confirmed, but TMZ is reporting that it’s a little boy whose name *also* begins with an “R.”
Rihanna’s real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty and A$AP’s real name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers, so it makes sense their second kid’s name might begin with an ‘R,’ too.
Rihanna has been quite silent following the supposed news (her last social media post was more than a week ago, hyping up Fenty Beauty’s Eaze Drop Stick). However, her supposed due date was slated for around this time, so it wouldn’t be surprising if she has, in fact, had her baby.
Rihanna’s first son was born on May 13, 2022.
Rihanna and A$AP’s first baby, RZA, was born on May 13, 2022, in Los Angeles. Yup, this kid is a certified Taurus. And if I’m doing the math correctly, he was probably conceived around August 2021. He’s also 15 months older than his little sibling, which sounds like a lot of fun to be had in the playroom once they can both walk and talk.
He was likely named for the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan.
RZA is the same name as Wu-Tang Clan producer and rapper, RZA. Plus, A$AP’s real name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers.
Rihanna and A$AP called their son “baby” around reporters for a long time.
At first, the couple only shared their son’s name with close family members, a source told Us Weekly: “They are keeping it a secret until they’re ready to share it with the world.”
In the family’s first profile in February 2023, the writer joked that they refer to their son as “baby” so consistently it might just be his name. “Rihanna, Rocky, their families and teams are so consistent in calling him ‘baby’ in my presence I do half wonder if his name might actually be Baby,” wrote Giles Hattersley in British Vogue.
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The couple wanted their first son’s name to have ties to both of their families. “Rihanna wants her Barbados heritage honored when she names her child, [as well as] A$AP’s roots,” a source told Us Weekly. “They want both of their cultures included. It is very important to them to keep where they are from passed down to their child.”
Rihanna shared the first video of her son to get ahead of paparazzi.
Rihanna posted a TikTok on Dec. 17, 2022, of Rza riding around in a car. She posted the video shortly after she caught paparazzi on the set of a photo shoot for British Vogue, according to the magazine. While the magazine cover was supposed to be her son’s big debut, Rihanna cut her losses and shared her own imagery of her son first.
He truly is a perfect combo of both of his parents. In the video she posted, he’s making funny faces and noises as she giggles at him.
“You tryna get Mommy’s phone?” she asks him as he reaches for her. A source for PEOPLE confirmed that they were home at Los Angeles at the time, and that same day, they brought the baby to the beach for a photoshoot in matching outfits, per TMZ.
As if it wasn’t already obvious, Rihanna told Entertainment Tonight that her son is a “happy baby,” and that mornings are her favorite part of the day. “Oh my God, the mornings, like, seeing his morning face,” she said. “Seeing a baby with, like, little bags and waking up and they’re just, like, startled. They’re trying to figure out where they’re at. It’s the cutest.”
If that wasn’t cute enough, he also had a “cuddly stage,” Rihanna told PEOPLE in November of 2022 while on set of her Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 show. “He is funny, he’s happy—and he’s fat!” she said. “It’s a real cuddly stage right now.” He looks like he’s still super cuddly and cute in this pic RiRi shared from the British Vogue shoot:
She has super chic pregnancy fashion.
And everyone saw that firsthand when she hit up the Met Gala. Seriously, her pregnancy ‘fits were iconic the first time around, and this time has been no different.
Here’s one outfit she shared during her pregnancy, complete with Chanel-logo glasses, captioned, “not even monday.”
Rihanna is a super hands-on mom.
“She won’t want to leave her baby’s side,” a source told Us Weekly right after Rza’s birth. And she wanted to take him to Barbados to meet the whole fam.
“Right now, they are just spending precious time together with their little bundle of love,” the source said. “Rihanna has always said she wants to be hands-on. She’s a very caring person … very nurturing.”
Rihanna said it felt like she was in a “matrix” with other people who are parents now that she has a son and another child on the way. The singer says she doesn’t really remember life before she was a mom. “You literally try to remember it–and there are photos of my life before–but the feeling, the desires, the things that you enjoy, everything, you just don’t identify with it because you don’t even allow yourself mentally to get that far,” Rihanna told British Vogue. “It doesn’t matter.”
As it turns out, Rihanna is also noticing a lot more similarities with her own mom now that she’s got her own children.
Rihanna and A$AP love being parents.
Rihanna told British Vogue that she and A$AP are “best friends with a baby.” Together, the couple is loving their first years of parenting, a source told PEOPLE in January 2023. “Rihanna loves being a mom,” the insider said. “She is obsessed with her baby boy.”
It seems A$AP really loves being a father, too. “I’m a member of our club now, like the dad club. You see a dad, you see me. I’m playing on, I’m a full dad now,” he told Zach Lowe in January 2023.
“Being outside and working and being creative, it drives more energy for you…to think and soak things up like a sponge now that I’m a dad, because I have a whole ‘nother perspective. But it honestly helps you get home to your family and get home to your baby. And I can’t even explain it, man. You come home to heaven every day. I’m so thankful. God is good, man.”
Rihanna’s kids will def be super stylish.
Of course, Rihanna looooves dressing her son. The first thing she bought for him was a mini bathrobe, which was a gift from her hotel in Paris, according to Vogue. And Rihanna also did some shopping in Paris at Bonpoint and Baby Dior, as well as in Los Angeles at Couture Kids, naturally, before her son arrived, per PEOPLE.
The singer likes dressing Rza like A$AP, too. “One of my favorite outfits he has is a miniature version of one of Rocky’s,” Rihanna told British Vogue in February 2023. “I like to dress him in things that don’t look like baby clothes. I like to push it. I put him in floral stuff. I put him in hot pink. I love that. I think that fluidity in fashion is best.”
The baby might even inspire the icon to make a line of Fenty baby clothes, too. “I always thought doing kid stuff would be cliché and the obvious thing to do when you have a baby. It’s, like, the obvious next step,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “But when I went shopping, that’s when I realized like, okay, maybe I need to start making the stuff that I want my kids to wear because it’s hard! I got my own ideas.” She registered a trademark for “Fenty Kids” in January 2023, according to BET.
She announced her second pregnancy in true icon fashion.
Rihanna’s announcement during her Super Bowl performance caused a lot of confusion at first–but looking back, it’s obvious she was trying to reveal her baby bump. While suspended on a platform in the air during her 13-minute Halftime performance, the singer cryptically stared into the camera, then subtly rubbed her belly.
Of course, she had only given birth nine months prior, so people were speculating whether or not she was trying to tell the audience something. Luckily, her reps confirmed that she was, in fact, pregnant following her performance, per the New York Times.
So, yes, she did rehearse and perform an entire Super Bowl Halftime performance while pregnant and caring for her nine-month old son. You really can do anything as a mom!
Rihanna has not yet revealed many details about Baby #2.
Although her reps have confirmed she is pregnant, and other sources are speculating she’s already given birth, the 34-year-old is still leaving most details about her baby under wraps. There has not yet been confirmation about her due date, or other details surrounding her second child.
RiRi also admitted that A$AP had been hoping for a son for their first (lucky him!), but this time, she doesn’t care. “I’m open,” Rihanna told British Vogue. “Girl, boy. Whatever.”
Rihanna is open to having more kids.
It’s not totally surprising Rihanna is already expecting Baby #2, as she’s talked about wanting more kids following her son’s birth. “They want a big family for sure. Rihanna loved being pregnant and fully embraced her pregnancy body,” a source told Us Weekly shortly after she had her first child.
Rihanna’s son has multiple caretakers.
She considered hiring a night nurse to help out early on, but her friends urged her not to, she told Vogue. Instead, there was another special person who’d be in charge. “I’m sure that will be helpful, but they’re going to have to fight my mom, because I can’t imagine anyone telling her how to put her grandkid to bed,” RiRi said.
It’s since been confirmed that “they have some help,” a source told Us Weekly.
As for where she’s raising Rza, it was a difficult decision. “Rocky asked me recently if I had a dream place, where would it be? I told him home, Barbados. I always imagined it being that way. But realistically it probably won’t be,” she added.
Diversity and versatility will be major values in Rihanna and A$AP’s household.
“I will always remind my children to never lose their imagination, even as adults, no matter what,” A$AP told Dazed in an interview in May 2022. “I hope to raise open-minded children. Not people who discriminate. And I’m not trying to describe a saint, but realistically, I just want a cool child with cool parents.”
There’s no doubt in my head that these kids will be the coolest ever. “Things like diversity and versatility are important, and they’ll be embedded in the household,” A$AP also told Dazed.
She’s a non-traditional mom.
Obviously, RiRi skipped a traditional baby shower with her first son and instead celebrated with…a rave.
“No brunch, no blush tones. And no animal-shaped nothing,” the 34-year-old singer and business mogul told Vogue in April 2022. “I mean it’s lit for a lot of people—I’ve even planned a couple of baby showers like that myself—it’s just not right for me. Personally, I want a party. I want everyone to be plastered and crawling out.”
And she wanted to include her man. “Rihanna didn’t want a shower for just the ladies, they’re in this together, it was always going to be a joint celebration,” a source told ET. “They flew out some family and friends from Barbados,” they said. The guest list was “very intimate.”