Rihanna reveals her Super Bowl pregnancy announcement wasn’t planned: ‘My jumper couldn’t zip up’

Rihanna reveals her Super Bowl pregnancy announcement wasn’t planned: "I did what I had to do, right?"
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The Barbadian singer, Rihanna, was the headline performer of this year’s halftime entertainment, which took place on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Sponsored by Apple Music, it is currently the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show of all time, reaching over 121 million concurrent viewers. One of the reasons why the show went viral was the surprise reveal made by the “Lift Me Up” singer, where her baby bump was on full display before the performance began.

The unexpected pregnancy announcement during the live performance with millions tuned in to watch it play out was a major highlight of the year as it attracted many headlines with her fans joining in to trend the reveal on social media. It kind of became a frenzy as this was Rihanna’s second pregnancy after having her first baby boy, RZA Athelaston Mayers, with rapper A$AP Rocky, 35, who is named after Wu-Tang Clan leader and founder RZA

Months after the nine-time Grammy Award winner, 35, became the first person to headline a Super Bowl halftime show while being pregnant, and welcoming her second son, named Riot Rose Mayers, on August 1, 2023. The beloved fashion icon, in a recent interview with Access Hollywood’s Scott Evans at her Fenty x Puma Creeper Phatty launch party in Los Angeles, once again left fans stunned by candidly admitting that the announcement was not planned, quote:

“Here’s the thing. I did what I had to do, right? My jumper couldn’t zip up,” the Fenty Beauty founder told the outlet, laughing. Talking about the outfit she said, “No one knew I was pregnant. I just told my stylist, ‘Make sure it’s stretchy.'” Further adding, “So the undergarment was stretchy and this [jacket] was baggy, but you know, the zip. It just stopped right there! So it had to be what it had to be.”

Watch the entire interview below: 

Rihanna Calls It a 'Turn On' To See A$AP Rocky As a Dad: 'My Kids Are Obsessed With Him'

In the same interview, with her trademark confidence and donning spectacular purple fur attire, the mother-of-two also opened up about being a mama to her two kids with A$AP Rocky and how much they love their dad. “I loved him differently as a dad. This is major, major like, it’s a turn on. It’s just like, ‘Wow! What a leader, what a great, patient, loving (dad),” she said. “And my kids are obsessed with him. I’m just a background, I’m an extra. Yep! It happens! … It doesn’t matter if it’s girls or boys, they love their dad differently and I love to see it.”

In the same interview, the “Love on the Brain” singer-songwriter also made sure to give more insights about her private life by mentioning how starting a family has exceeded all her expectations of motherhood, quote: “You don’t have an idea. You just hope.” Further added, “I hope that I can have kids one day, and I hope I can have them in love. And I hope that I can be a part of a family that breaks generational curses and just moves forward and does new things and raises our kids better than we’ve been raised.” 

During an interview with GQ, the “Praise the Lord (Da Shine)” rapper confirmed that he and Rihanna were in a relationship. 

The rapper described her as “the love of my life,” and addressed rumors over whether the stars were dating began as early as 2013, when the rapper supported Rihanna on her Diamonds World Tour. “She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones. I think when you know, you know,” he said. “She’s the one.” The pair featured in A$AP Rocky’s 2013 video for Fashion Killa; while the rapper provided a guest verse on the remix of Rihanna’s 2012 hit Cockiness (I Love It). Since publicly confirming their relationship, the duo have avoided major media attention. 

But most recently, the couple has started to share some adorable photos that sometimes feature both of their adorable baby boys. 

The last photo shared by Rihanna on Instagram with the caption, “my Bajan boyz…🇧🇧❤️” attracted more than 4 million likes with her fans leaving heartfelt comments. One user commented, “It is pure delight to see Rihanna build a powerful empire, and now reap the blessings of motherhood with a man who adores her, and their children 🥹 Perfect timing. God is great.” A second one said, “family is EVERYTHING 🥹 you worked so hard for this!!!! phuck an album. you’re living your dream 💞” A third fan simply said, “Be happy mama u earned it.” Take a look at the post below: 


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