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While they've been friends for nearly a decade, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have recently been sparking relationship rumors. Rocky pretty much just declared his love for Rih in a new interview with GQ, and to be honest, this is the power couple of all power couples.
If you're wondering how these two met and how their friendship turned into something more, read our relationship timeline where we unpack everything to know so far.
May 19, 2021
As GQ's June cover star, 32-year-old A$AP Rocky confessed his love for Rihanna in the exclusive interview. When asked about the Fenty Beauty mogul, Rocky started "beaming like a teenager whose crush just accepted his prom invite."
"She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones," Rocky said, "I think when you know, you know. She’s the One." He also referred to Rih as his "lady," and the love of his life.
He rented a tour bus with Rih last summer and embarked on a country-wide trip with stops in Texas, Tennessee, and some national parks, which he admitted strengthened their bond. "I met myself," he said of the trip. "Being able to drive and do a tour without feeling like it was an occupation or an obligated job agreement, I feel like that experience is like none other," Rocky recalled. "I never experienced nothing like it."
April 12, 2021
The pair looked fashionable while out and about in LA. They went out for dinner at tk, Rocky wore a black-on-black outfit while Rihanna opted for a brown vintage leather fur coat from Archive.
According to a source, Rocky and Rih have been hanging out since last summer and even made it official within their inner circles. "Things changed over the summer and they finally hooked up. They've been together ever since," the source told Us Weekly.
Rih publicly supported Rocky's collaboration with footwear designer Amina Muaddi as she rocked a pair of the Amina Muaddi x AWGE LSD Gladi Thigh Heels.
"new year’s resolution: apply the pressure," the 33-year-old singer captioned the photo.
December 24, 2020
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have had a longstanding friendship and even worked together on some music before becoming more. The couple went on a cruise to Rih's homeland of Barbados, where Rocky allegedly met her family and spent time with them on Christmas.
"They've known each other for so long as friends and in a work setting, which makes it so easy for them to get along, travel together and be involved in each other’s lives to the full extent," a source told Entertainment Tonight. "They always have such a good time together and definitely seem in love."
The two were seen together quite often, be it for an evening stroll or dinner at the Beatrice Inn in New York City. According to reports by Page Six and People, Rih and Rocky had finally taken their relationship to the next level at this point.
August 26, 2020
Rocky modeled alongside Rihanna in a campaign for her skincare line, Fenty Skin. Dare I say that they both look glowy and ethereal? Talk about serious couple goals.
They also promoted the skincare launch by doing an exclusive video interview with GQ, where Rocky got candid about his own skincare journey.
"I had to discover face cleansing and skincare all at the same time when I was a young buck in the shower," he said in the video. "You can't wash your body with the same rag you wash your face with. I was lucky enough to be the type of guy that wants to wash my face."
Rihanna reportedly called things off with her billionaire beau of three years, Hassan Jameel. A source told People that the breakup happened because they weren't a "good match" and that it was "hard to maintain a relationship."
After that, romance rumors surrounding Rih and Rocky began to hit the internet. A source told The Sun that Rih shared a hotel room with Rocky and that she was "reluctant to put a label on it as it's so soon after Hassan."
The source also said that Rih and Rocky's relationship was "casual" and that she was a "newly-single girl having fun."
A different source told E! News that the singer was merely hanging out with Rocky but not dating him.
December 2, 2019
The pair attended the British Fashion Awards in London and even posed for photos on the red carpet together. They both wore ensembles by her newly-minted fashion brand, Fenty.
September 12, 2019
Rocky attended Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball benefitting the Clara Lionel Foundation for the second year in a row.
September 13, 2018
Rihanna invited Rocky to her 4th Annual Diamond Ball, a coveted fashion charity event in support of the Clara Lionel Foundation she founded to support global educational programs. It was his first time attending and he wore a sleek black suit with diamond stud earrings.
June 21, 2018
Rih and Rocky are seen getting cozy while sitting front row at Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer 2019 fashion show at Paris Fashion Week.
This is around the time when Rihanna started dating billionare Hassan Jameel. Dating rumors about Rocky and supermodel Kendall Jenner started circulating as they were seen getting cozy at the Met Gala that same year.
A$AP Rocky joined Rihanna as the opening act on the North American leg of her Diamonds World Tour.
This is one of the first times we see the pair linked together. Rocky hopped on a remix of Rihanna's single, "Cockiness (Love It)," which describes Rih's sexual dominance over her partner.
They also performed the track at MTV's Video Music Awards on Sept. 6, 2012.
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