Rihanna Laughs Off Speculation About Her New Diamond Ring
Rihanna is keeping her cards characteristically close to the vest, laughing off the rumors that she and boyfriend A$AP Rocky are engaged.
The pregnant pop star has been spotted out multiple times this week wearing a very substantial diamond on her left-hand ring finger. The new jewelry is Briony Raymond New York’s “Sloan” solitaire, a bespoke, price-upon-request ring featuring a round, antique cut diamond bezel set in a hand-fabricated 18K gold band. When asked about the ring by paparazzi in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Rihanna joked, “This old ring? You act like you ain’t never seen this ring.”
While it seems the singer isn’t ready to share any potential engagement news right now, she and Rocky have been very open about how excited they are to become parents since first announcing they are expecting back in January. Earlier this month, Rihanna revealed in an interview with Elle that she’s currently in her third trimester and is going to be modeling her mothering style after one of her favorite Bravo stars. “Teresa [Giudice] from [Real Housewives of New] Jersey does not play about her kids. She will flatten you about those kids. And that resonates with me a lot because I feel like that’s the type of mom I’m going to be,” she said. “Psycho about it.” She went on to add that actually she’s going to be “worse” than the reality star to the point where, “You talk about my kids, it’s over.”
At a Fenty Beauty event in LA last month, Rihanna also told People that she’s been loving pregnancy and is “enjoying not having to worry about covering up my tummy. If I feel a little chubby, it’s like, whatever! It’s a baby!” She also credited fashion and makeup for helping her out on those days when she just wants to stay inside and wallow. “When you put on a little face and a little lipstick, you transform,” she said. “You put some clothes on, and it’s like, when you look good, you feel good. I’ve heard that for a very long time, but it’s true. It really can get you up off that couch and make you feel like a bad bitch.”
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