It may sound dramatic, but the Monday in January when those photos were released, the ones of Rihanna’s baby bump draped in jewels and peeking out of a neon pink 1996 Chanel puffer, felt like the first time that the world collectively experienced joy in two years. Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s pregnancy announcement came at a time when we needed it most, a dose of lighthearted, celebrity-fueled excitement to brighten one of the bleakest winters in recent memory.
For days, Instagram feeds were merely an endless stream of the same pictures of the gorgeous couple, snapped by photographer Diggzy. Twitter was abuzz with speculation about when the baby will be born, whether it will be a boy or a girl, and isn’t it cold in there, fully exposed to the elements on a snowy New York City day?
Since the announcement, RiRi has continued to make headlines every week