There might be sweet couples and cute ones too, but there aren’t many that fit the description of ‘the power couple.’ A$AP Rocky and Rihanna, though, are probably one of the few ones, who would pop into your mind as a power couple. And rightly so!
The pair might have faced their fair share of ups and downs, but the most important part is that they’re still standing strong together. And after all that is said and done, that is exactly what matters the most.
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna’s relationship dates back to 2013, when both the artists used to know each other as friends. They had worked together on several projects with Rihanna even featuring in one of Rocky’s music videos. Although rumours about them seeing each other had sparked at that time, Rocky was quick to turn them down. And look at them now!
Here is a brief look at the gorgeous couple’s relationship timeline.
Late January 2022: Rihanna and A$AP Rocky can’t wait to welcome their first baby together
Starting with the most latest news about the couple, Rihanna is reportedly going to give birth to her first child with her S/O, Rocky.
The news broke down as the couple posed in front of the paparazzi in New York at the end of last month with the 34-year old flaunting her cute baby bump.
An exclusive source, on talking with People, also revealed that Rihanna has been embracing her pregnancy very happily and couldn’t be more “excited to be a mom.”
September 13, 2021: Rihanna and A$AP Rocky show up at the Met Gala together
This was the couple’s very first official red carpet appearance at the Met Gala, with Riri dressed in a stunning all-black outfit, and A$AP Rocky sheathing himself with an “antique quilt.”
The pair posed for sweet pictures as the 33-year old singer left a kiss on Rihanna’s cheek.
July 2021: Date night out
The couple were spotted in Miami, at the World Famous House of Mac, having fun and a cosy date night together.
They clicked great pictures with the restaurant owner Derrick Turton, before cuddling up and posing for the paparazzi.
May 19, 2021: A$AP Rocky gushes over Rihanna and calls her “the one”
In an interview with GQ, the Fashion Killa rapper didn’t hesitate a single bit before letting the world know just how much in love he is with Rihanna. He talked about her being the love of his life and even called her “my lady.”
He stated how being with Rihanna was like looking at another version of his own self, and how that experience amounts to no other.
“I think when you know, you know. She’s the one”, Rocky revealed about his partner.
December 28, 2020: Rihanna and A$AP Rocky in Barbados for Christmas
At this time, the pair hadn’t become fully exclusive and official about their relationship yet. However, their Christmas vacation at Barbados had said all that was to be said for them as they were spotted on a yacht being all romantic. The couple also supposedly went on the “Catamaran sunset cruise” together on 24th December.
A source revealed that the trip to Rihanna’s native place was supposed to be a family gathering wherein Rocky would meet the Needed Me singer’s parents.
November 28, 2020: Rihanna and A$AP Rocky spotted leaving a restaurant with friends
Following dating rumours, the pair was seen in New York during late November with a group of friends as they sat for dinner at the Beatrice Inn. And Page Six reported that Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were “seated discreetly behind a curtain.”
July/August 2020: The couple promote Fenty Skin together
At the time of Rihanna’s skin line, Fenty Skin‘s promotion, she had gotten Rocky to appear in some of the videos that she was planning on shooting for Vogue as well as GQ. And the latter was also featured in various promotion pictures that were taken for Fenty Skin, right beside Rihanna.
January 2020: Dating rumours about Rihanna and A$AP Rocky surface, following the former’s split with Hassan Jameel
When Rihanna parted her ways with her long-time boyfriend Hassan Jameel, the talk about her and A$AP being a thing immediately started to bubble up. But a source conveyed that Riri wasn’t willing to “put a label” on any of it “so soon after Hassan.”
“They’re really enjoying each other’s company and taking things easy as it’s still early days”, the source said.
And the rumours were soon shut down entirely when E! confirmed that Rihanna was in fact not looking for anything serious at the moment. “She wants to be single and isn’t going to jump into something. She’s hanging out with A$AP Rocky, but she is not dating him.”
December 2, 2019: Rihanna attends the British Fashion Show Awards with A$AP Rocky
Although they didn’t walk the red carpet together as a couple, they sure did come together to the Fashion Show Awards in London.
A$AP Rocky looked dashing in an all-black tux with sneakers to go with it and Rihanna had everyone mesmerised as she rocked a mint green satin dress of her Fenty brand with matching gloves and a beautiful diamond necklace.
Riri also took it to her Instagram to thank Rocky for all the support he had been showing to her Fenty brand.
September 12, 2019: A$AP Rocky is invited to Rihanna’s Diamond Ball
A$AP Rocky was seen attending Rihanna’s Annual Diamond Ball which is a fashion event and also a charitable one as it funds an educational organisation that she founded, named Clara Lionel Foundation.
Rocky showed up at the event for the second consecutive year after he was invited to it in September 2018.
Before 2018, Rihanna and Rocky were viewed only as a pair of good friends as both were seeing other people at that time. While Rihanna was in a relationship with billionaire Hassan Jameel, Rocky was busy having heart eyes for model Kendal Jenner. However, Rocky and Riri’s friendship had always been consistent; and somewhere down the line, it also helped to pave the way for their romance.
Currently, the couple is expecting their first baby together and have never been happier.