On Friday night, Rihanna stepped out in a black bustier and mini skirt for a date with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky. She wore an oversized black jacket that occasionally slipped off her shoulders, revealing the straps and plunging neckline beneath. She carried a matching black handbag and wore a pair of see-through heels.
The ensemble was made even more glamorous with an assortment of diamond jewelry, including an extravagant necklace and drop earrings just visible under the beauty mogul's long black hair. The singer recently debuted her new haircut with bangs, a change up to her usual look.
Rihanna gave birth to her first child in May, a baby boy. She and Rocky have kept their son's name private so far, and Rihanna has been mostly laying low as she recovered. But she appeared to be in a party mood at the Canary Club, where they settled in for a drink or two, greeting friends and fans.
Having time away from home is a luxury. Back in May, a source told People that the couple were both making the adjustment to being parents together.
“Being a new parent is of course an adjustment, but they are doing great. Their baby boy is healthy and Rihanna is just in awe of him,” said the insider. “She really was so excited to be pregnant. She loved it. Meeting her son was of course extremely special too.”
They added, “Rihanna barely leaves his side. She is a fantastic mom. She wanted to give birth in L.A. since she has a big house with a yard. She enjoys sitting outside with her baby.”
The source included the observation that Rihanna “doesn't seem rushed to get back to work” and that she “very much enjoys spending quiet time with her baby.”
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.