Who is Ronald Fenty? Rihanna's father 'ecstatic' after learning about her pregnancy
Singing superstar Rihanna revealed her growing baby bump during a snowy stroll around New York City with her partner A$AP Rocky on Monday, January 31. Rihanna's father Ronald Fenty said that he was "ecstatic" when he heard of his daughter's pregnancy. Ronald Fenty, 68, has previously worked as a warehouse supervisor. He was born in Barbados, Caribbean, on August 16, 1954. He was married to the stunning Monica Braithwaite but got divorced in 2002. The duo has six children - Rihanna, Rajad Fenty, Rorrey Fenty, Samantha Fenty, Kandy Fenty, and Jamie Fenty.
Rihanna has had a rocky relationship with her father, who was a former alcoholic and a crack addict, but the two have reconciled now. Last September, Rihanna dropped her lawsuit against her father just weeks before their scheduled court date. The singer had accused her father of misusing her name to benefit his own entertainment company. The case has now been settled.
"I'm ecstatic," Ronald Fenty told Page Six on Monday from his home in Barbados, adding, “I’m so happy that I jumped for joy. I’m still so excited." He met A$AP Rocky in December 2020 when her daughter had brought him to their home on the Caribbean Island and described him as "a very cool guy" and added, "I like him." He told Page Six, “Rihanna always said that she wanted children, she loves kids. She always takes care of her cousins’ kids…she’s going to be a good mom.” He stated that Rihanna called him on Sunday night to tell him he was going to be a grandfather and said, "I just got the news from her last night, and she sent me some photos. I’m just over the moon. She’s beautiful inside and out."
After Rihanna's long-term relationship with Saudi billionaire businessman Hassan Jameel ended, the singer, who rose to global prominence at 17 with her version of 'Pon de Replay', told British Vogue in 2020 that she had shifted her attention to motherhood. Rihanna told Rolling Stone about her father reportedly abusing her mother Monica Braithwaite and hitting her once. She said she had chronic tension headaches as a child, which she said went away when her parents divorced when she was 14. After the divorce, her mother went back to work full-time, while Rihanna took over as her younger brother Rajad's caretaker.
Overall, everyone has boarded the happy boat with this wonderful news of her pregnancy, and all of her fans have taken to Twitter to express their feelings about it. One of her fans tweeted, "So Rihanna is pregnant & I’m not the baby?"
So Rihanna is pregnant & I’m not the baby? pic.twitter.com/BvYQgzBhUh— 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 🎨 (@slurredechoes) January 31, 2022
Another tweet read, "Rihanna is Pregnant. The world is finally healing."
Rihanna is Pregnant. The world is finally healing pic.twitter.com/QTmQQLHlSC— A🪡 (@folkeiry) January 31, 2022