A Timeline of A$AP Rocky & Rihanna’s Relationship

Got A$AP Rocky and Rihanna‘s love on the brain? Join the club. Fans have been obsessing and speculating about the two stars being an item for years — ever since their chemistry nearly bubbled over during a saucy co-performance at the 2012 VMAs.

But it wasn’t until sometime in 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic hit, that the two would officially turn their friendship into a romance. “He became my family in that time,” the Fenty Beauty mogul revealed in her April 2022 Vogue cover story. “People don’t get out of the friend zone very easily with me. And I certainly took a while to get over how much I know him and how much he knows me, because we also know how much trouble we can land each other in.”

Part of their early love story includes a fateful road trip the two took together over the summer that year, driving from Los Angeles to New York. “I cooked our food on this little janky grill I bought from Walmart,” the “Umbrella” singer recalled to the publication. “I still have it, too. It works like nobody’s business.”

“I love the simple things but also the grand adventures,” she added. “There’s no pretentious my-brand-your-brand bulls–t, it’s just us living. I just feel like I can do any part of life by his side.”

Flash forward two years later, and the pair would welcome their first child together, a baby boy born in May 2022. And in the months leading up to that milestone, Ri solidified her status as a fashion icon by reinventing the rules of maternity fashion. She’d frequently show up to events with her baby bump on full display — oftentimes with a doting Rocky at her side.

“The love of my life,” the rapper called his partner in a 2021 interview with GQ.

“[It’s] so much better when you got The One,” he continued. “She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones. I think when you know, you know. She’s The One.”

From flirty first performances to becoming first-time parents, take a deeper look through A$AP Rocky and Rihanna’s romance below.

Heran Mamo