Rihanna Sparked Online Pregnancy Rumors With Halftime Show Performance

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What an iconic way to reveal to the world that she's expecting!

Rihanna shocked the world yesterday when she debuted her baby bump; we are still in awe. The new mother announced that she and her partner, A$AP Rocky, are expecting their second child on stage during her eagerly anticipated Super Bowl LVII halftime show, which Apple Music hosted.

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Rihanna Is Open To Growing Her Family


Shortly after her performance, Rihanna's rep told ET that the rumors were true. Although, a source tells ET that Rihanna and A$AP "have always wanted to grow their family," even though the couple's impending addition may have come as a surprise.

She Loves Being A Mom

The source revealed to ET;

"Rihanna adores being a mom and it’s her biggest accomplishment in life. Her and A$AP have always wanted to grow their family and have another baby together,"

The source added;

"They have been talking about expanding their family for quite some time. Being a mom is a dream come true for Rihanna and she takes so much pride in it."

Rihanna Shocked The World

With her fiery performance and her very special guest—her unborn child—RiRi exceeded everyone's expectations! The singer showed the world she still got it even though she hasn't released an album since 2016, but nobody could tell on Sunday as she commanded the stage at State Farm Stadium.

Her Performance At The Super Bowl

Rihanna performed her biggest hits for fans while surrounded by dancers, starting with "B**h Better Have My Money" and finishing the performance on a platform 100 feet in the air.

Making History

Thanks to this surprise, Rihanna is now the first pregnant woman to ever perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Getting The Support Of Her Family For The Show

Rihanna and Asap Rocky
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The singer is "the happiest she's ever been," a source told ET, as she spent time with her family and prepared for the big show. She even involved her family in the process. According to the source, A$AP Rocky and their son, born in May, attended her rehearsals.

Hinting At A Possible Surprise

In an interview last week, Rihanna was asked if there would be any surprises during her performance at Arizona's State Farm Stadium.

She responded;

"I'm thinking about bringing someone," she replied. "I'm not sure, we'll see."

Not The Surprise Everybody Had Hoped For

Fans naturally assumed she was referring to one of the numerous musicians she has worked with throughout her illustrious career. It appeared likely and in keeping with the half-time show tradition of unexpected duets that Jay-Z, Drake, or Eminem would make a guest appearance.

However, she gave us a shock, did we like it? Yes, we did.

Her First Baby Reveal

Rihanna first made her first child's impending arrival with Rocky, 33, public in January 2022. Rihanna is "excited to be a mom" and "couldn't be happier," a source told PEOPLE after she was seen displaying her baby bump in New York City.