Rihanna And A$AP Rocky: A Relationship Timeline

These celebrity love birds have known each other for quite some time.

In 2021, A$AP Rocky confirmed ongoing rumors when he announced his relationship with former ESSENCE cover star Rihanna.

“The love of my life,” he called her during an interview with GQ. “My lady.”

They were first believed to be an item way back in 2012, when the rapper joined the pop star onstage for a remix of “Cockiness (I Love It),” and ended the performance with an affectionate squeeze. He denied the rumors in 2013 though (“We’re just cool,” he told MTV. “I’m just cool with her.”) and both had a few love interests since their first public link up.

You can’t stop true love though.

In late 2020, the two were spotted in Barbados together during the holiday season. Rihanna grew up in Barbados, while Rocky’s father emigrated from there. Upon the death of the rap star’s father in 2012, Rih sent out heartfelt condolences via Twitter.

A$AP Rocky shot to fame in 2011 upon the release of his debut mixtape, ‘Live. Love. A$AP.’ He was then signed for a 2-year deal with RCA Records and landed his first major single, “F—–‘ Problems” alongside Drake, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz. Outside of music, he has a presence in mainstream fashion and worked on a 2017 collaboration with GUESS called GUE$$. He is currently the guest artistic director of PacSun.

Of course, Rihanna is a 9-time Grammy-winner with a slew of fashion/beauty-related brands under her umbrella. In 2014, she was named the multi-year creative director Puma and launched her own fashion line, Fenty, in 2019. She is also the mastermind behind Savage X Fenty and Fenty Beauty and creates style trends with her casual and red carpet choices. This year, she was declared a billionaire by Forbes.

Shop Rihanna’s June 23 date night look here.

Keep scrolling to see how the famous lovebirds came to be a romantic duo.

September 2012

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky hit the stage for a steamy performance of “Cockiness (Love It).”

March 2013

A$AP Rocky was added as an opener to the North American leg of Rihanna’s Diamonds Tour.

September 2013

Rihanna and Rocky played lovers bound by their passion for fashion in the rapper’s video for “Fashion Killa.” It’s been viewed over 74 million times on YouTube.

June 2018

The celeb duo sat together at the Louis Vuitton Menswear SS 2019 show during the summer of 2018.

December 2019

A$AP Rocky and Rihanna arrived together in style at the Fashion Awards.

January 2020

Rihanna popped out for the annual Yams Day, an event held in honor of A$AP Yams. Yams was a founding member of the A$AP collective who passed away in January 2015.

July 2020

A$AP Rocky was one of the celebrities to appear in advertisements for Rih’s then-upcoming Fenty Skin launch.

August 2020

Rih put Rocky in the hot seat for a round of 18 questions during a video production by GQ and Vogue.

May 2021

A$AP Rocky proudly professed his love for the singer during a cover story interview. “So much better when you got the One,” he said to GQ of being in a relationship. “I think when you know, you know. She’s the One.”

June 2021

After confirming their relationship, A$AP Rocky began to be spotted all over with his lady on a series of date nights. We can’t get over their style!

September 2021

Rihanna and Rocky appeared at the 2021 Met Gala together.

January 2022

The couple announces that they are expecting their first child.

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