Jodie Turner-Smith DM’d Rihanna About Her Pregnancy

“It’s a Black motherhood linkup!”

There’s an African proverb that states, “It takes a village to raise a child,” which means the community you surround your child with will ultimately contribute to its growth and well-being.

That includes friends in the industry like fellow momma Jodie Turner-Smith. In a recent interview with Refinery29’s Unbothered, Jodie revealed she’s been keeping in touch with Rihanna to offer some support and advice.

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She couldn’t help but gush over the media mogul: “I think she’s going to be such a great mother,” Jodie told R29.

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“Anybody who is running their life that positions themself in such a way where they are trailblazing and opening doors, I think that person is going to be a great mother.”

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“And I’m so excited for her. I DM’d her. I was like, ‘Baby girl, I know you have a huge support team, but if you need anything, I’m here for you, okay?’”

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Tea Queen & Slim star welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Janie, with husband Joshua Jackson in April 2020, and she was more than happy to share her motherhood learnings with the singer.

“RiRi and I sometimes talk on DM,” Jodie added. “We’re not besties, but yeah, it’s a Black motherhood linkup.”

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“I sent her a picture of my daughter. She’s like, ‘Oh my god, what? Sis, you just had a baby 10 months ago?’ I’m like, ‘Girl, it goes by really fast!’”

Seeing women supporting women is my favorite pastime! Love this for both of them.

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And if you want to learn more about Jodie — like her opening up about raising a biracial daughter with Joshua and being obsessed with Zendaya — check out her full Refinery29’s Unbothered interview.

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