'It was just us': Rihanna says she and A$AP Rocky didn’t hire nanny after giving birth to their son
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Rihanna revealed that she and her partner A$AP Rocky did not hire a nanny to look after their son after he was born. The 34-year-old hitmaker reflected on giving birth to her nine-month-old child and the couple's decision to raise him on their own.
During a recent interview with British Vogue, the 'Wild Thoughts' singer revealed that when she brought her son home, she had not hired a nanny to look after him. "We came home, cold turkey, had no one. It was just us as parents and our baby," she told the magazine while appearing on the cover of their latest cover. Rihanna further opened up about the "beautiful" experience of giving birth which turned out to be difficult after they became parents. "Essentially, from one person I became two. You walk into the hospital as a couple and leave as a family of three,” she said, recalling the early days. “It’s nuts. And oh, my gosh, those first days are insane. You don’t sleep. At all. Not even if you wanted to...you're a zombie for the most part," she added.
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Rihanna does not remember her life before becoming a parent
Rihanna described her last nine months as a mother as “legendary” and “everything”. She further expressed how she doesn’t “really remember” anything before becoming a parent. “You literally try to remember it – and there are photos of my life before – but the feeling, the desires, the things that you enjoy, everything. You just don’t identify with it because you don’t even allow yourself mentally to get that far, because…. Because it doesn’t matter.”
'Made us closer'
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky, 34, have known each other since the early 2010s. However, the pair began dating in 2020. While keeping things private during the initial days, the ‘Praise the Lord’ rapper confessed his affection for his girlfriend during an interview in 2021, as per the Daily Mail. Speaking about her relationship with the rapper to British Vogue, Rihanna said that the pair has only grown "closer." She said: "We have to be on the same page, but we've always kind of had that in our relationship. Everything changes when you have a baby but I wouldn't say it's done anything but made us closer."
'I’m down for whatever'
Rihanna confirmed her pregnancy for a second time during her recent performance at the Super Bowl, days before the Vogue was published. The performer showed off her growing baby bump while singing her best hits for the crowd and cameras. On the mention of her second baby, the Fenty Beauty Founder said that she is not hoping for the newborn to be a specific gender. “Listen, I’m down for whatever. My wish would be I would like to have more kids but whatever God wants for me, I’m here,” she said.