Rumors that Rihanna is dating rapper Rakim Mayers, a.k.a. A$AP Rocky, have been circulating for years now thanks to their undeniable chemistry on and off the stage. However, as of 2020, what started out as hopeful conjecture has finally become a reality.
In fact, just a few months after People reported that the pair were actually dating in November 2020, A$AP Rocky referred to RiRi as “the love of my life.” It doesn’t get much more serious than that! Here’s everything we know about their relationship:
2012: The pair looked very…comfortable together during their 2012 MTV Video Music Awards performance.
2013: A$AP Rocky was an opening act during Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour.
2019: the Fenty mogul and the rapper hit the red carpet at The Fashion Awards in London.
At one point during the Vogue video titled “Face to Face,” A$AP Rocky asks Rihanna what her skin type is. “My skin type is just as complicated as men are,” she replied. “Y’all always try to say women are complicated? It’s y’all!” When she asked him the same question, and he simply answered, “Handsome.”
They kept the flirty vibes going during their GQ video, especially when A$AP Rocky was asked about the “hardest part” of working with Rihanna. “I think the hardest part about working with you is not goofin’ off and laughing the whole time. Like this shit is comedy,” he said. “That’s the hardest part. You know, people be so cool it’s hard not to, not to laugh. That’s all. But it was fun. The hardest part is not having too much fun. You just forget that it’s still work at the end of the day.”
November 2020: Relationship rumors picked up when the performers were seen with a group of friends in New York City. “They have always had amazing chemistry and Rihanna relates to A$AP and it feels natural, easy and fun,” a source told Entertainment Tonight in November. “She feels very comfortable around him since they’ve known each other for such a long time and also feels a connection to him because his dad is from Barbados.”