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Two icons on their own, but together? An absolute power duo. A$AP Rocky and Rihanna are one of Hollywood’s beloved couples. Rihanna has been a queen in the music world with many hit singles from “Needed Me” to “Umbrella,” as well as a successful makeup line, Fenty, and lingerie brand, SavagexFenty. To top it all off, she is headlining the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show — she really does it all! 

Rocky has also made a name for himself in the rap world with singles, such as “Everyday” and “Praise The Lord,” and features on hit songs like G Eazy’s “No Limit.” Together, they are music’s hottest couple and an OTP, if you will — but their relationship status hasn’t always been clear. With them recently becoming parents and their careers continuing to soar, it’s time to get to the bottom of where this absolute powerhouse relationship began. Hint: It’s been a decade in the making. 

Sept. 4, 2012: Rocky features on a remix of Rihanna’s song “Cockiness.”

You read that right: The two have known each other since 2012. Over 10 years ago, Rocky collaborated with Rihanna on a remix of her song “Cockiness.” Let the obsession with these two begin! 

March 8, 2013: Rocky is the opening act of Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour North American leg. 

The two continued their musical run with Rocky joining Riri on the North American leg of her Diamonds World Tour. Kind of iconic, if you ask me. 

Sept. 26, 2013: Rihanna makes an appearance in Rocky’s “Fashion Killa” music video.

After collaborations together, Rihanna starred in Rocky’s “Fashion Killa” music video. Dating rumors commenced as the two were getting comfy together in the video. However, they were still just friends. 

May 27, 2015: Rocky denies potential romance with Rihanna after a relationship of his ended. 

In June 2014, Rocky broke up with his girlfriend Chanel Iman after two years of dating. When asked about a potential romance with Rihanna, he said, “It never happened…We didn’t do that.”   

June 21, 2018: The two attend a Louis Vuitton show together.

In June 2017, Rihanna started dating Hassan Jameel. In 2018, Rocky and her were seen attending a Louis Vuitton show together while she was still in a relationship with Jameel, confirming they were still friends after all these years. 

Dec. 2, 2019: The pair walk the British Fashion Awards red carpet together. 

Can we take a moment to appreciate how they were always by each other’s side? The two attended the British Fashion Awards red carpet together in 2019 (p.s. I still think about this mint outfit from Riri). 

Jan. 29, 2020: Dating rumors start to escalate.

After three years of dating, Rihanna and Jameel broke up in early January 2020. Following the breakup, rumors started to circulate of Rocky and Rihanna being romantically connected again after the pair were seen getting close with one another in New York. A source told The Sun the two shared a suite during that New York trip and Rihanna is “reluctant to put a label” on their relationship. Despite this, Rocky quickly shut down the rumors

July 19, 2020: Rocky makes his skincare debut in a Fenty campaign. 

Dating or not, Rocky is always here to support Ri. The two posed together for a Fenty Skin campaign and did an adorable promo video with GQ

Dec. 9, 2020: Reports emerge that the two are “inseparable.” 

After numerous paparazzi shots of them together, a source tells People that Rihanna and Rocky are “inseparable.” At this point, fans are just dying to hear a confirmation. 

Dec. 24, 2020: Rocky joins Ri on her family Christmas vacation to Barbados. 

Rocky officially made it to meeting the parents. He joined Rihanna and her family on a tropical Christmas vacation in Barbados where the two shared some PDA. It’s about time! 

May 19, 2021: Rocky confesses his feelings in a GQ interview. 

Get your tissues out, because Rocky did not hold back his love for Rihanna in a GQ interview. He left it all out on the table in the May 19 interview, where he finally confirmed their relationship. He even called Rihanna “the one” and “the love of his life.” I’m not crying, you are.  

Sept. 13, 2021: Riri and Rocky make their first red carpet appearance as a couple at the Met Gala.

They are red carpet official! I mean, for fashion icons like themselves, it made sense that their first red carpet appearance as a couple would be at the Met Gala. Hot take: I actually liked their outfits (OK, maybe just Rihanna’s). 

Jan. 31, 2022: They announce they are having a baby.

The news of Rihanna and Rocky having their first baby was announced Jan. 31, 2022 when pictures of her baby bump were dropped. Nothing could’ve prepared me for how stunning Riri looked and how unbelievably cute it was to see Rocky so happy for them. 

May 13, 2022: Rihanna and Rocky welcome their firstborn. 

They are officially parents! Rihanna and Rocky had their first baby boy on May 13, 2022, according to Complex. The due date was always kept a secret by the couple, but fans caught on when Riri was seen wearing a May birthstone bracelet. 

Dec. 17, 2022: The world meets their baby. 

Rihanna and Rocky kept photos of their baby to themselves, but on Dec. 17, the baby boy made his TikTok debut. Riri and Rocky as parents is all I ever needed! 

Hannah Tolley is a contributing writer under the Entertainment and Culture vertical. She covers entertainment releases, fan theories, pop culture news, and more. Aside from Her Campus, Hannah was also a member of the Florida State University (FSU) Her Campus team. During her time with the chapter, she served as a staff writer for three semesters, where she wrote biweekly pieces across campus, culture, and personal verticals. She also was a content editor for two semesters, where she led a team of 6+ writers and oversaw and edited their articles. Hannah was also an editorial intern for Her Campus during her spring and summer term of her second year in college. As an intern, she worked alongside the full-time edit team to curate timely and evergreen pieces across life, culture, career, and style verticals. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from FSU in May 2023, with a Bachelor of Science in Media/Communication Studies with a minor in English. When she's not dissecting the latest pop culture events, you can find her reading a cheesy romance novel or establishing parasocial relationships with fictional TV characters. She loves to rewatch her favorite shows (Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, and Friends) or spend the day going down a rabbit hole of reality dating shows.