Rihanna surprised the world by revealing her baby bump during her Super Bowl Halftime show on February 12. Now, it has been reported that her father was just as surprised as everyone as he got to learn about her pregnancy with the rest of the world.
Ronald Fenty, who was present in the audience during the game, has revealed that he had no idea his daughter was expecting her second baby. Continue reading to know more about the interesting development.
Rihanna’s Father Found Out About Her Pregnancy During Super Bowl Halftime Show
Ronald, 69, had flown from his hometown in Barbados to Glendale, Arizona, to witness the game and RiRi’s performance. In a recent interview, he disclosed that he did not know about the pop star’s pregnancy. When she appeared on stage, flaunting her baby bump, Ronald was in the stands at State Farm Stadium.
He recalled telling his partner at the moment, “Oh my God! My baby girl looks pregnant.” He also expressed his excitement over the news and said he hopes his daughter welcomes a baby girl this time. Ronald, who is already a grandfather to four boys, had hoped for a granddaughter the last time Rihanna was pregnant as well.
The Pop Star Shares a Turbulent Relationship with her Father
Rihanna’s bumpy relationship with her father has made headlines several times. While things seem to be smooth right now, the father-daughter duo has faced several issues in the past. When the singer was 14 years old, Ronald divorced her mother, Monica Braithwaite, and struggled with alcohol and drug addiction.
In 2019, Rihanna filed a lawsuit against Ronald for using her brand name for his own entertainment company. The case was later dropped by the Love on the Brain singer in September 2021.
Ronald recently opened up about the bond he shares with his daughter and newborn baby and said, “She’s loving it. She’s a very overprotective mother. Everybody says [the baby] looks like me, but you know, babies change, faces change. He [resembles] a lot of Rihanna and Rocky together.”
He also talked about A$AP Rocky and stated, “He is a cool guy. He’s very respectable. He’s taking to fatherhood very well.” When asked if his daughter has any plans to marry her boyfriend in the near future, he said, “I don’t know about marriage, I really don’t know.”
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky Welcomed their First Child in May 2022
The couple, who started dating in 2020, welcomed their first child, a son, in May last year. However, they have kept the baby’s name a secret till now. Shortly after giving birth, Rihanna discussed how she is enjoying her new motherhood.
“It’s everything. You really don’t remember life before, that’s the craziest thing ever. 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, because it doesn’t matter,” she said.
The 34 year old singer added, “I cannot believe it. Essentially, from one person I became two. You walk into the hospital as a couple and leave as a family of three. It’s nuts. And oh, my gosh, those first days are insane. You don’t sleep. At all. Not even if you wanted to.”
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