Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are dating! Read on to find out how these two fashionistas ended up in a whirlwind romance. If you haven’t heard about this couple pairing up yet, it’s probably because these artists are two of the most lowkey in the game.
Rihanna’s career took off in the early 2010s, before A$AP Rocky, AKA Rakim Mayers, also became a household name. Her relationships were often tabloid fodder when she was a budding pop star, but she quickly turned that around.
As her personal life became more discreet, Rihanna’s mysterious personality became even more enigmatic. Rocky himself has also managed to keep his personal life out of the spotlight more than other people in his industry.
Thus, this relationship sort of feels like it came out of nowhere. And that’s what makes it so adorable: these two seem like they might be perfect for each other.
The History of Rihanna and Rocky’s Romance
Rihanna and Rocky’s started off as nothing more than friends. It all began when he joined Rihanna’s “Diamonds World Tour” in 2013. She was already a force in the pop world, and the tour was the fifth of her career. Meanwhile, he had just released his debut studio album, LONG.LIVE.A$AP.
Later that year, Rocky released a song called “Fashion Killa,” the music video for which featured Rihanna. Rocky has always been into fashion and his aesthetic, as has Rihanna, so they were perfect collaborators for the video. We should have seen this relationship coming long ago!
As time went on, however, no one expected that these two would be more than friends. This is because both of them were always with other people. 32-year-old Rocky was previously in relationships with rapper Iggy Izaela and model Chanel Iman. He was also frequently linked to his longtime musical collaborator, Lana Del Rey. However, it never seemed like their relationship was anything more than a fling.
Meanwhile, Rihanna was famously romantically linked to singer Chris Brown. That relationship ended in 2009, and Rihanna was then tied to Drake on-and-off from 2009-2016. Drake even professed his love for the singer during an awards show, sparking rumors that they were secretly in a committed relationship.
However, Rihanna and Drake were not meant to be. In 2017, Rihanna began a relationship with Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel. But in January of 2020, Rihanna and Jameel split up.
It wasn’t long after that A$AP Rocky shot his shot with the “Love on the Brain” singer. And to his delight, she was totally into it!
Music’s Favorite Fashionistas
Another thing that Rocky and Rihanna have in common is their love of fashion. Rihanna has pivoted into the business world with her fashion brand, Fenty, which is the first luxury fashion group headed by a woman of color under LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
For his part, Rocky released his A$AP merchandise brand in 2013, the same year his debut album dropped. He has always been interested in fashion, and this led him to enter a major partnership with Guess in 2016. The brand sells clothes inspired by vintage ’90s clothing that he especially loves.
Together, Rihanna and Rocky are two of the most fashionable pop stars in the world. We’ve never seen either of them go out in public looking anything less than fabulous, and they recently stepped out for a date proving that they’re the most put-together couple Hollywood’s got right now.
Rocky even told GQ magazine recently that Rihanna is “the love of [his] life.” We can expect to see much more of these lovebirds in the coming months–perhaps even a wedding is on the way!