On Friday night, Rihanna and boyfriend A$AP Rocky enjoyed a date in Barbados, and the Fenty beauty founder went all out with a hot red minidress by Magda Butrym, with midriff cutouts all over the form-fitting bodice. The look featured spaghetti straps, and a small slit in the short skirt over one thigh, and the front was covered with bows.
She wore the dress with clear heels, and carried a matching red clutch with silver hardware. Rihanna had her hair done in braids and covered in colorful beads, and wore a beaded choker around her neck. For makeup, she had on bronze eye shadow and bright red lipstick.
Her rapper boyfriend was wearing a long-sleeved T-shirt featuring a print of a muscular torso in bright green, blue, and red. He was wearing khaki long shorts and a matching bucket hat, along with red sneakers, tall white socks, and a red and black flannel button down shirt tied around his waist. The couple were going out to see King Beenie Man, and were accompanied by Rihanna’s brother Rorrey Fenty.
A$AP and Rihanna welcomed their first child in May of this year, and have started coming out of their domestic sphere a little bit in recent months after laying low. A source recently told US Weekly that they are “open to more kids” and that they “love being parents.”
The source added, “Having this family together has brought them so much closer, they are more loved up now than ever.”
Another source said that the couple “rarely leave their baby’s side.”
“They’re being very private about their newborn out of concern for his safety and really just want to keep him away from the public eye for the time being,” they continued.
But Rihanna has stepped back into the spotlight. She released her latest single, “Lift Me Up,” for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack, then added “Born Again.” She also released her Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 show earlier in November, and agreed to play the next Super Bowl show in early 2023.
Then The Sun reported that there will be an upcoming Apple TV+ documentary about her return to the stage for the big Halftime show.
“She will be recorded during rehearsals and meetings in the lead-up to the big night and give an insight into what her life is really like now she is returning to pop as a mom,” a source told the publication. “She is keen for the world to remember why she is one of the greatest performers of all time.”
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.