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Rihanna and ASAP Rocky’s parenting journey

Rihanna and ASAP Rocky's parenting journey

Article updated on 1/06/22: Rapper A$AP Rocky has opened up about his newfound fatherhood after welcoming his baby boy on May 13 with girlfriend, beauty mogul and music artist Rihanna. In a cover interview for Dizzy, the musician shared a bit about his hopes for parenthood and the values ​​he wants to pass on to his child.

When asked what kind of father he wanted to be, the musician replied, “I will always remind my children to never lose their imagination, even in adulthood, no matter what.” I actually like watching cartoons – I watched like, Teletubbies, Blue’s clues, Yo Gabba Gabba, Peppa Pig and baby shark.’

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He continued, “I hope to raise open-minded children. Not people who discriminate. And I’m not trying to describe a saint, but realistically I just want a cool kid with cool parents.

In the interview, A$AP also opened up about his relationship with Rihanna, who the rapper affectionately calls “my wife,” as well as a sneak peek at the couple’s baby shower. The musician explained that guests were given t-shirts to take home that read, “I went to Rih & Rocky’s Rave Shower and all I got was this amazing shirt.”

Article updated on 24/05/22: Following the announcement of the birth of Rihanna and ASAP Rocky’s first child, which will be a boy, it was revealed that the singer is settling in to motherhood quite well.

A source said People that the Fenty Beauty founder and her rapper beau are “doing great” as first-time parents. The source said: “Being a new parent is of course an adjustment, but they are doing great. Their baby boy is healthy and Rihanna is just in awe of him.

“She was really so excited to be pregnant. She loved it. Meeting his son was of course also very special. Rihanna barely leaves him. She’s a fantastic mom. She wanted to give birth in Los Angeles because she has a big house with a garden. She likes to sit outside with her baby.

The new mum “doesn’t seem to be in a rush to get back to work” either.

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She had previously spoken with Vogue United States about her intention to juggle motherhood and work, though she admits, “Balance is one of my biggest challenges and always has been.”

According to the insider, the singer “loves spending quiet time with her baby a lot.”

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Rihanna was spotted for the first time since she reportedly gave birth to her and ASAP Rocky’s first child, a boy, on May 13.

The photo, taken from behind on Thursday, May 19, shows the singer dressed casually in an oversized gray jacket, black pants and black heels. She accessorized the look with dark shades, shimmering stud earrings and multiple gold chains.

Ahead of Rihanna’s pictured outing, a source spoke to People on how the 34-year-old has been doing since becoming a mother, noting, “Rihanna is doing great. They are very happy to be parents. Rihanna is already a wonderful mum.’

Rihanna previously joked that she’d like to “rent a party bus” to park outside on her due date.

According entertainment tonightRihanna and ASAP Rocky’s relationship has understandably changed since welcoming their newborn baby.

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A source told the outlet: ‘[They’re] down to earth…have similar styles and couldn’t be more in love and excited about this next chapter.

They also detailed how Rocky has been feeling since the birth of his first child, explaining, “Before Rihanna gave birth, ASAP was super involved and asked her friends for parenting advice.” He wants to be the best dad possible and continue to take care of Rihanna. He is really looking forward to raising their baby boy together.

An insider also told the same outlet: ‘They haven’t left each other. They are thrilled. She has been looking forward to motherhood for a long time. This little boy is going to have the best baby fashion.

Rihanna, who has been fiercely “pushing the idea of ​​a sexy maternity style” in recent months, revealed her pregnancy for the first time on January 31.

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At the time she was pictured walking through New York showing off her baby bump under an unbuttoned pink vintage Chanel coat, accessorized with a Christian Lacroix necklace draped over her belly.

The outing followed pregnancy rumors after the singer had visited a Sephora cosmetics store in New York a few days earlier wearing an oversized orange coat that revealed a glimpse of her midriff.

Rihanna, who would have held a private rave-themed baby shower last month, previously open at Vogue United States about her fears of postpartum depression and feeling “emotionally out of control” after the birth of her baby.

‘Will I feel out of control emotionally? It’s the stories I hear from other women that scare me,” she said.

She also reflected on her plans to juggle motherhood and work, adding: ‘Balance is one of my biggest challenges and always has been. And now that another human being comes in, it changes what that means again.

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“Still, I have businesses that aren’t going to run themselves. My mum looked after the three of us with not even close to the amount of resources that I have, so I can absolutely do that. What it looks like ‘I’m not sure.’

The mother-of-one previously revealed that she had long hidden her pregnancy from her friends, although they detected the signs.

Talk to E ! Newshe said: ‘It was more difficult for me to keep him from my group, because they are around me, they know my habits.

‘They say, “Won’t you drink something? You don’t smoke?” And I eat everything that I don’t usually eat. They know I hate sweets and I suddenly ask for cookies and donuts. But in the end, I just had to let it all out, and they were all shocked, of course, like the world was shocked too.

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She also opened up about her reluctance to disclose her pregnancy to the public, admitting, “When I first found out, it wasn’t real, you know?” I was like, “It’s not for real, right?”

“And then it was and it’s almost like you don’t want to get excited too soon because this is great news, but you… want to see it’s going to happen. And I’m so glad we’re so far away and now I can celebrate with everyone.

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Sakaynah Hunter
Sakaynah Hunter is the digital news editor at ELLE, covering topics including politics, health, women’s interests, royals and entertainment.

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