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Rihanna shows off baby bump in first social media post since announcing she's pregnant

Headlines 04/02/2022

Rihanna has shared her baby bump on social media for the first time!

The 33-year-old star - who is expecting her first child with partner A$AP Rocky - has addressed her pregnancy for the first time since they confirmed the news with a joint New York City photo shoot earlier this week.

On Wednesday (02.02.22), the 'Diamonds' hitmaker shared a picture of herself holding up an orange jersey and looking down at her growing bump.

Alongside photos from the pair's maternity shoot, she wrote: "how the gang pulled up to black history month (sic)"

The post was flooded with kind messages from her fans and fellow stars wishing her well after the announcement.

Singer Ciara replied: "Congratulations mama! So beautiful!"

And actress La La Anthony shared a string of heart eyes and love heart emojis as she added: "How beautiful!!! Congrats babe (sic)"

Related: Rihanna's dad is so excited about her pregnancy

Rihanna's post is the first time she's publicly addressed her pregnancy after the news was revealed this week, but a source had revealed she is "so excited" about the challenge of motherhood.

The insider said: "Having a baby is something she was never focused on, but being with Rocky opened her up to the idea. She couldn't be happier and is so excited to be a mom.

She's loving all the changes to her body during pregnancy and has always celebrated pregnant women in her runway shows for Fenty.

And the 'Umbrella' star's father Ronald Fenty has said his daughter will be a "good mom" because she's always been very amterial.

He revealed: โ€œIโ€™m ecstatic. Iโ€™m so happy that I jumped for joy. Iโ€™m still so excited.

Rihanna always said that she wanted children, she loves kids. She always takes care of her cousinsโ€™ kidsโ€ฆsheโ€™s going to be a good mom.

The couple - who have been close friends for years - made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2021 Met Gala, even though Rihanna had no intention of making a statement with her man at the exclusive event.

She said at the time: "We weren't even sure if we were going to go, so separately we were planning our looks just to be prepared.

"We ended up getting ready together and going and I didn't even realize we were on a carpet together until somebody said, 'You're making your debut,' and I was like, 'Oh, s***!'"

In May 2021, the 'Praise the Lord' hitmaker described Rihanna as the "love of [his] life".

When asked what it felt like to be in a relationship, he said, "So much better. So much better when you got 'The One.' She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones. I think when you know, you know. She's 'The One'."

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