Rihanna And A$AP Rocky: A Relationship Timeline
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In 2021, A$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.

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