Rihanna on being a mom of two children under two

Rihanna on being a mom of two children under two

Rihanna says she can't believe that she is a mother of two. She opened up about being a mom to Riot and RZA in a chat with Interview Magazine... 

Rihanna peering over ASAP Rocky's shoulder
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky/ Instagram (@badgalriri)

Rihanna is sharing new details about her life as a mother. The 36-year-old is mom to two children under two, which many would see as a handful. 

However, the 'Love on the Brain' singer says she wants more children. She doesn't have a specific number in mind but says she would like "as many as God wants me to have". 

"I don’t know what God wants, but I would go for more than two. I would try for my girl. But of course if it’s another boy, it’s another boy," she told Interview Magazine. 

Rihanna and her partner, rapper A$AP Rocky, welcomed their first son RZA Athelston Mayers in 2022. He will turn two in May. 

He is named after Wu-Tang Clan star RZA.

The couple's second son, Riot Rose Mayers, was born in August last year. 

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Rihanna says A$AP Rocky is a hands-on dad and even changes RZA and Riot's diapers. 

"Rocky has never shied away from it. He does the shirt up over the nose with a stinky diaper. He gets through it. It’s kind of funny," she told Interview.

The nine-time Grammy Award winner is known for her fashionable looks, but these days she prefers comfort over style.

"I spend my time getting the kids dressed to death, and then I’m like, 'What’s the most comfortable outfit to wear around them? What’s not going to feel uncomfortable on their face or on their body or make me feel like I can’t hold them properly?' Moms are lazy dressers in real life," she said. 

Her little fashionistas take after their dad - mostly because she loves dressing them up in similar looks. 

"Whatever gets too small for RZA, I put into bins so that Riot can have them next. Riot is actually in all of RZA’s 1-year-old clothes already. He’s only six months. Everybody thinks Rocky dresses them because I dress them in Rocky outfits."

Despite high-profile fashion publications praising her style, Rihanna thinks A$AP Rocky is the style icon of the family.

"I be feeling bummy as s*** next to this man. I feel like, goddamn, I look like his assistant. I’m getting on a plane. We should be in sweats. He wants to be in a full Bottega suit. I’m like, 'Why you got to do that to me?'

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Rihanna says the COVID-19 pandemic sped up her relationship with A$AP Rocky, and they got a lot more comfortable with each other. 

They were not planning a family, but the time they spent together helped them realise that they were ready.

"I let god lead and just let go. Because in previous relationships, I tried and tried and tried my best, and you still feel like it’s not enough. So when someone sees you completely, and believes in you, and thinks you’re worthy of being the mother of their kids, it’s a great feeling. I felt the same about him. I knew he would be a great dad," she said. 

Read Rihanna's full interview here: Rihanna Is Ready to Confess


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