A$ap Rocky and Rihanna are more in love than ever after months of dating. The rapper held back nothing while gushing about his girlfriend in an interview for the front covers of a magazine.
Iconic rapper, A$AP rocky is completely smitten by his girlfriend, describing her as the love of his life in an interview with GQ.
While many found the expression of love sweetly affectionate, others found it surprising, as until then, not many knew about the budding love between the 32-year-old and his legendary superstar beau, Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
To catch up on the couple’s romance and adorable PDA moments since they coupled up, join this joyride through A$AP Rocky and Rihana’s relationship timeline.
THEY STARTED AS FRIENDS
Rihanna and her new beau had been friends for years before deciding to give love a chance. Their connection dates back to 2012 when Rocky featured in the remix of the songstress’s song, “Cockiness (Love It).”
A year later, they set out together on Rihana’s “Diamonds” Tour, with the rapper performing her opening act. All the while, the two pursued other love interests.
By June 2017, Rihanna began dating billionaire Hassan Jameel, while Rocky became romantically linked to reality star, Kendall Jenner. Notwithstanding, they remained supportive of each other, even coupling up at a Louis Vuitton show during Paris Fashion Week in 2018 among other grand events.
THEIR RED CARPET SIGHTINGS
In December 2019, A$AP and Rihanna stormed the red carpet together at the British Fashion Awards. Although they appeared as the perfect couple in their adorable outfits from Rihana’s Fenty brand, their interactions remained platonic, making it clear they were simply friends.
Barely weeks later, reports of the Fenty Beauty founder’s split from her billionaire beau after three years together hit the tabloids. And Rocky was on hand to help her through the breakup.
RUMORS BEGIN TO SWIRL
January 2020 ushered in a new phase for Rihanna and her longtime friend. Shortly after her breakup from Jameel, rumors of the “What’s My Name” singer’s romantic involvement with Rocky began to swirl.
A source reported they shared a hotel room during a New York trip, while another pointed out Rihanna was just having fun. Another debunked the rumors, saying the star was single after a long intense relationship and had no intentions of jumping into a new one anytime soon.
RIHANNA AND A$AP ROCKY’S COLLABORATION
Despite the rumors swirling all around them, Rocky and Rihanna did not seem to care. They kept being each other’s support pillars irrespective of what the world thought.
In August 2020, they proved just how deep their bond was, and how much they valued their relationship. The twosome collaborated to promote Rihanna’s Fenty Skin line.
Videos released ahead of the launch showed Rocky gushing about the benefits of the new line of beauty products for skincare. He also addressed the ins and outs of skincare for men.
News outlets reported in December 2020, that Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were officially dating. The reports followed sightings of them together at the Beatrice Inn in New York City. A source later confirmed their romance while speaking to People.
Weeks later, another source disclosed that the rapper spent the Christmas holiday with Rihanna and her family in Barbados. Sure enough, pictures from the Barbados vacay surfaced, showing the duo caught up in some PDA moments.
Insiders shared details about their budding romance in the months that followed. Yet, neither Rihanna nor Rocky addressed the rumors nor opened up about their relationship status for months.
THE CAT IS FINALLY OUT OF THE BAG!
In May 2011, the rap artist publicly declared his feelings for Rihanna during an interview for the front covers of GQ. Thus, he confirmed once and for all that they were an item.
While speaking to his interviewer, he referred to Rihanna with endearing terms like “the love of my life,” and “my lady.”
He also admitted to favoring the prospect of monogamy. According to the fashion enthusiast, there was always a way of knowing when “the one” comes along.
LURKING IN THE SHADOWS
Shortly after news of their romance went public, a source confirmed the romance had been a long time coming. According to the source, A$AP had been into the 32-year-old beauty entrepreneur for years, but she always brushed off his advances, keeping him in the friendzone.
Luckily, connecting over the summer of 2020 helped them discover just how deep their feelings ran. They eventually hooked up and have remained inseparable ever since.
WHAT INSIDERS THINK OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP
Several sources have dished comments and opinions about Rihanna’s new romance, with most confirming the duo had a lot in common. During an interview in December, once source divulged:
“They’ve been inseparable the past few weeks. It’s a new relationship, but they both seem very into it.”
Another source noted that the two had always enjoyed each other’s company, long before becoming an item. The source also described A$AP as a great guy, who was as generous as his new partner. Sources also revealed that the two seemed happier than ever in the relationship.
Looks like another celebrity wedding is on the way!