Rihanna is pregnant with her second child with partner A$AP Rocky, a spokesman reportedly said on Sunday night.
After her halftime performance, which saw Rihanna, the “Umbrella” singer, wear an all-red outfit, speculation that she might be pregnant again flared on social media.
Rihanna cradled her stomach during the performance and appeared to show off her baby bump.
Rihanna’s baby bump appeared to be visible in the all-red ensemble, sparking speculation on social media. At certain points during the performance, she placed her hands on her stomach, suggesting a gentle massage as often seen in pregnant women.
However, Rihanna did not verbally confirm her pregnancy during the performance, leading people to wonder if she was really pregnant.
Rihanna’s name and the word “pregnant” went viral on Twitter on Sunday.
Recall that the singer gave birth to her first child in May, 2022.
In a pre-performance interview with CBS’ Nate Burleson, Rihanna was asked if she was planning any surprises at the halftime show. She replied: “I’m thinking about bringing someone with me. I’m not sure, but we’ll see.”
Rihanna also told Apple Music that it was three months after giving birth to her first child when she agreed to do the halftime show. She credited motherhood with motivating her to say “yes.”
The performance of the halftime show drew praise on social media.
In a 12-minute set, she sang several of her hits, including “We Found Love”, “Where Have You Been”, “Diamonds” and “Work”. She even took the time to endorse her Fenty Beauty makeup line, cleansing her face with a pressed powder.
As expected, it featured neither guest artists nor debuted new music.
Regarding the new album, Rihanna joked about making her fans wait for new music at a Super Bowl press conference. But she conceded that the next chapter will be different than what she’s done in the past.