Rihanna Is Pregnant, Debuts Baby Bump During Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Performance

The singer pulled out all the stops for her highly-anticipated halftime show during Super Bowl LVI Sunday night.

Rihanna always knows how to bring the house down! And she did it with a major reveal. The new mom took the stage for her highly anticipated Super Bowl LVII halftime performance hosted by Apple Music, where she revealed that she and her partner, A$AP Rocky, are expecting baby No. 2. Rihanna's rep confirmed the news to ET shortly after her performance. 

While the couple's upcoming addition comes as a surprise to many, a source tells ET that Rihanna and A$AP "have always wanted to grow their family."

"Rihanna adores being a mom and it’s her biggest accomplishment in life. Her and A$AP have always wanted to grow their family and have another baby together," the source says. "They have been talking about expanding their family for quite some time. Being a mom is a dream come true for Rihanna and she takes so much pride in it."

RiRi blew everyone's expectations out of the water with her fiery performance and her very special guest -- her unborn child! The singer hasn't released an album since 2016, but no one could tell watching her own the State Farm Stadium stage on Sunday. Surrounded by dancers, Rihanna took fans through a playlist of her biggest hits, opening with "B**h Better Have My Money," before ending the show on a platform 100 feet in the air.

This surprise also makes Rihanna the first ever pregnant woman to headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Ahead of the big show, a source told ET that the singer is "the happiest she's ever been" as she spent time with her family and working on her performance. She even got her family involved in the process, with the source sharing that A$AP Rocky and their son -- born back in May -- attended her rehearsals.

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"Rihanna is so excited. She is really focused on work and wants to wow her fans," the source added. "She's putting her all into it. She has been on a strict diet ahead of her halftime performance and trying to eat clean and be healthy."

During an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 to discuss his emotional new song "Same Problems," A$AP gushed about his excitement for his partner's upcoming performance, saying "I'm just as excited as you guys, if not more."

He added, "This is as huge. This is incredible. I'm so glad that my lady's back making music again and whatnot, and getting back out there. It's just incredible. Especially for both of us, it is a good year for both of us to be more active and be out there. But the Super Bowl is huge, and her being the creative she is she going to bring it, man. I'm excited. I'm more excited than everybody else, honestly."

The 2023 Super Bowl airs Sunday, Feb. 12 on Fox. Stay tuned to ETonline.com for more exclusive Super Bowl content coming your way before game day!  Additionally, CBS Sports has full in-depth Super Bowl coverage



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