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12 April 2022, 15:24 | Updated: 12 April 2022, 15:25
Rihanna has opened up about her best friend-turned-boyfriend A$AP Rocky in her new cover interview with Vogue.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are expecting their first baby together and even though they’re the ultimate lovebirds now, they have actually been friends for years.
The ‘ANTI’ songstress got candid about her relationship with her rapper beau in her new interview with Vogue, where she graced the cover with a jaw-dropping photo of her embracing her baby bump.
The pair began dating in 2020 - eight years after first meeting and working together as she starred as the love interest in A$AP’s ‘Fashion Killa’ music video.
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He later went on to remix her track ‘Cockiness (I Love It)’ the same year, before joining Riri on her Diamonds World Tour in 2013, where they became even closer.
Telling the adorable tale of how they eventually made that step from friends to boyfriend and girlfriend, Riri explained it was not a quick journey.
She told Vogue: “People don’t get out of the friend zone very easily with me. And I certainly took a while to get over how much I know him and how much he knows me, because we also know how much trouble we can land each other in.”
Recalling his first reach out of the friend zone during their VMA performance of ‘Cockiness’ in 2012, Riri said: “He grabbed my a** on stage. That was not part of the rehearsal! I was like, What are you doing!?” but she decided to let it go.
“My manager was like, Oh, God, she must like this guy a little bit. She never lets this s**t slide.”
The 34-year-old pregnant star went on to reveal that when the pandemic hit, ‘he became family’ and grew closer than ever before as they embarked on a road trip in summer 2020 from Los Angeles to New York.
Riri adorably dished that they would park up somewhere while she cooked food on the grill and her boyfriend tie-dyed T-shirts they picked up on the road trip, adding: “I love the simple things but also the grand adventures.
“There’s no pretentious my-brand-your-brand bullsh*t, it’s just us living. I just feel like I can do any part of life by his side.”
As her due date approaches, Rih explained that she and A$AP really are inseparable, especially after he bonded with her family when she took him to meet her mum back in her hometown in Barbados.
“My mother has a really good read on people,” Rihanna said, “She observes first and then she’ll move slowly. I guess I’m like that too. There are some guys that I’ve dated that she won’t even look at to this day. But she was charmed by him from the jump.”
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