Inside Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s relationship – friend zone to cheating rumors

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s relationship has gone from strength to strength since the two were first seen publicly. The makeup mogul also revealed to fans earlier this year she was pregnant. But how did the two get here? Let’s take a look at Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s dating timeline.

Zero drama and no rocky patches. It seems the fairy tale relationship between Rihanna and the musician is smooth-sailing, until false rumors emerged this week. The unconfirmed reports claimed A$AP Rocky had been cheating her two-year girlfriend with a close friend of hers.

However, the rumors were quickly squashed after the viral tweet was deleted and later believed to have been false.

Want to know what has been going down on A$AP Rocky and Rihanna’s relationship? From their beginnings until now, HITC tells you everything about one of Hollywood’s hottest couples.

Rihanna A$AP Rocky relationship explored

2012 – ‘That was not part of the rehearsal!’

Rocky and Rihanna collaborated on the singer’s hit song “Cockiness (Love It)” back in 2012. They even performed it together at MTV Video Music Awards.

According to Insider, she told Vogue that Rocky made a bold move in front of the audience by grabbing Rihanna’s butt.

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“He grabbed my a** on stage. That was not part of the rehearsal!,” Rihanna told Vogue.

“I was like, ‘What are you doing!?’”

But things were left on stage and the two were nothing but just friends. Could you imagine getting friendzone by Rihanna? Oops.

2013 – Rihanna teams up with A$AP Rocky

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Their friendship began in 2013 when the singer joined the rapper so that he would be one of her opening musicians who would perform on her Diamonds World Tour.

Keep in mind that A$AP only started to get traction in 2011. So Rihanna was a very important stage in his career.

The two even furthered their friendship as Rihanna starred in his music video for Fashion Killa in 2013.

That’s when dating rumors with the ‘Umbrella’ singer started, but they were shut down as he was dating his former partner Chanel Iman.

2017 – Bad Timing

Although the two remained a cordial relationship, their friendship did not go any further and the two were not linked for a while.

Rihanna had a serious relationship with an Arab billionaire Hassan Jamel.

On the other hand, A$AP was no longer with Chanel but had a relationship – not so public – with supermodel Kendall Jenner.

June 2020 – Out of the ‘friendzone’

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Rihanna starred in Vogue’s May 2022 issue and told them in an interview that “people don’t get out of the friend zone very easily with me.”

The two began dating in the summer of 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic where the world was plunged into lockdown.

“Things changed over the summer and they finally hooked up. They’ve been together ever since,” a source claimed to Insider.

Better late than never, right?

2021 – ‘Love of his life!’

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The two singers could no longer deny their relationship as they were seen with each other frequently.

During the year 2021, things got very serious between the two and Rocky told GQ that Rihanna was “the love of his life”.

So yes, finally both parties confirmed that the two were together rather than just speculation. Finally!

2022 – Rihanna tells the world she’s pregnant

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Rihanna debuted her bump in a series of photos as the two were walking hand-in-hand together in the streets of New York. Fans were ecstatic over the pregnancy news when it was unveiled in January.

It’s crazy to think that almost 10 years after their debut on stage the pair are about to welcome their first child together.

For the first time, the two had posed together in an official photo shoot as a couple while they were announcing the news.

April 2022 – Rocky scandal and Amina breaks her silence

Fashion writer Louis Pisano took to their Twitter account on April 15 to claim that the two had broken up due to the infidelity caused by A$AP.

Although those were unverified claims, Amina Muaddi, who was Fenty’s 2020 shoe designer was brought into the chaos.

The designer had been accused of being the third person and the reason for the couple’s breakup.

The world collapsed and A$AP and Rihanna’s rumored split had been the topic of everyone’s conversation.

Nevertheless, the two remained tight-lipped about the situation and did bother to speak out about the false claims.

However, Amina broke her silence and stood up for herself by shutting down the rumors as she praised both artists.

The viral tweet was later deleted as well, with Louis Pisano apologizing.

“Last night I made a dumb decision to tweet some information I had received,” Pisano tweeted on 15 April.

“I’m not going to talk about sources, blame others for a discussion that was started, etc because at the end of the day I made the decision to draft that tweet, press send and put that out with my name on it.”

“I’d like to formally apologise to all parties I involved with my actions and for my reckless tweets,” they said.

Rumors denied, RiRi and A$AP have made their way to Barbados to spend time with Rihanna’s family as it’s predicted the star may give birth in the next few months.

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