It was a hot summer day in New York City yesterday, but new mom Rihanna dressed for the air conditioning, pairing blue shorts with an oversized matching jacket, yellow top, and a yellow and white baseball cap. She wore her hair down in curls and accessorized with a black top and black and white sneakers. RiRi was making a grocery run, stopping at Whole Foods with her partner, A$AP Rocky. The excursion marked another rare look at Rihanna’s style as a new mother just two months after welcoming her baby boy with Rocky.
Rihanna was photographed earlier this week wearing a cone bra and corset top while out on a date with Rocky.
Since becoming parents, Rihanna and Rocky have kept a relatively low profile. Their son has not been photographed, nor has the pair shared a photo of him or his name. Rihanna spoke to ELLE.com during her pregnancy about how she intends to be very protective of her kids when asked which Real Housewives mom she wanted to channel as a parent.
“Teresa [Giudice] from Jersey doesn’t play about her kids,” Rihanna replied. “She will flatter you about those kids. And that resonates with me a lot because I feel like that’s the type of mom I’m going to be. Psycho about it…You talk about my kids, it’s over.”
Rocky and Rihanna also haven’t commented on Rocky’s legal troubles. Their outings this week come three months after Rocky was abruptly arrested at LAX in connection with a November 2021 shooting before being released on bail.
A source duty Entertainment Tonight at the time that the arrest blindsided Rihanna, who was still pregnant. “Rihanna made a point to navigate the public side of her pregnancy on her own terms and now suddenly things seem out of her control,” the source said.
Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions that InStyle spirit Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.