Baby on the way! Ever since we found out she was pregnant, fans have been curious to know Rihanna’s baby’s gender. Social media users quickly drummed up their own theories—but now, we finally know if Rih had a baby boy or girl.
Rihanna, 33, reportedly welcomed her first child with ASAP Rocky, 33, on May 13, 2022, per TMZ. Their baby was born in Los Angeles, California, despite earlier reports speculating that the singer planned to give birth to her baby in her home country of Barbados. The “Love on the Brain” singer debuted her baby bump for the first time in January 2022 with a maternity photoshoot alongside her boyfriend ASAP Rocky, 33, in Harlem, NY. In the photos—which you can see here—the “Umbrella” singer wore low-rise jeans and a long puffer jacket, which she unbuttoned past her belly button to show off her growing bump.
According to a source who spoke to Us Weekly following the pregnancy reveal, Rihanna and ASAP are “both very excited to be parents.” The insider noted, “ASAP is obsessed with Rihanna and feels he has never loved her more than when she’s pregnant,” adding, “Rihanna has wanted to be a mother for many years now and she’s so thrilled it’s finally happening.”
Rih and ASAP, who officially started dating in 2020 after being friends for several years, have both spoken about their plans to start a family in the past. In May 2021, ASAP opened up about their relationship publicly for the first time in an interview with GQ Magazine, calling Rih “the one” and “the love of my life” before sharing his thoughts on fatherhood. “If that’s in my destiny, absolutely,” he said at the time. While he didn’t mention the Fenty Beauty founder outright, the “Praise the Lord” rapper did reflect on what kind of dad he would be—and how he imagined his future child would turn out. “I think I’d be an incredible, remarkably, overall amazing dad,” he said. “I would have a very fly child. Very.”
Rihanna, for her part, has also spoken about her desire to be a mother one day. “I know I will want to live differently [in 10 years],” the lingerie designer told Vogue in 2020. “I’ll have kids — three or four of ’em.” She also revealed to Interview Magazine in 2019 that she wanted children “more than anything in life.”
Now that we know that Rihanna’s baby is officially here, there’s still the question of her child’s sex. For everything we know about Rihanna’s baby’s gender so far, just keep on reading ahead.
What is Rihanna’s baby’s gender?
So, what is Rihanna’s baby’s gender? According to TMZ, Rihanna welcomed a baby boy with ASAP Rocky. At the time of this article’s publication, however, Rihanna nor ASAP has yet to confirm the reports.
Speculation about Rihanna’s baby’s gender has circulated for months ever since the singer announced her pregnancy. Following her pregnancy photoshoot in early 2022, social media users couldn’t help but take notice of what they believed to be a major hint: Rihanna’s jacket—an $8,000 vintage Chanel coat—was bright pink. Naturally, many fans took this to mean that the “Umbrella” singer was having a baby girl.
“Rihanna told us she’s having a girl without telling us. Peep the pink,” one social media user wrote on Twitter. Another weighed in, “Rihanna is definitely having a girl, idk why no one is talking about the fact she wore a PINK Chanel jacket to reveal her pregnancy.” A third social media user added, “Why do I feel like the pink coat indicates that she’s having a mini her, just tell us you’re having a girl Riri.”
A shopping trip by the “Diamonds” singer in March 2022 only continued to fuel these theories. At the time, Rih was spotted perusing racks of baby clothes at Target (a relatable queen) and picking out a ruffed orange dress, according to photos obtained by The Daily Mail.
In the past, Rih has hinted at her desire to raise a strong Black woman like herself, telling Essence in 2019, “I’m a Black woman. I came from a Black woman, who came from a Black woman, who came from a Black woman and I’m going to give birth to a Black woman. It’s a no-brainer. That’s who I am. It’s the core of who I am in spirit and DNA.” She added at the time, “My mother is an incredible example of how to fight through obstacles in life. I’m sure her mom taught her that and that’s how I’m going to be. We are impeccable, we’re special and the world is going to have to deal with that.”