Hello, and welcome: It is time once again to check in with Rihanna and A$AP Rocky, now that they’ve ripped off the PDA bandaid. Recently, the pair were spotted at Barcade in Soho, A$AP Rocky giving Rihanna and her big fuzzy bucket hat a little kiss while they played Pac-Man. But weeks have passed since then, and, well, what are they up to now??
More PDA, I am pleased to report.
On Saturday, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky filmed a music video together in the Bronx, looking very cuddly the whole time. Per Elle, it’s presently unclear whose video the couple were shooting, though A$AP Rocky seems like a safer bet. He recently confirmed to GQ that he is close to finished with his next album — All Smiles, which he described as being very romantic — whereas Rihanna has not released new music in five years. (Despite having teased, in March, that she might drop new material soon, but “just 1 tho lol.”) Anyway, A$AP Rocky also called Rihanna “the One” and “the love of my life” in his GQ interview, and you know what? I think that’s coming through in this shoot:
Was there anything like, I don’t know, face-touching, you are wondering? As a matter of fact:
Very nice! And what about a little old-fashioned hand-holding? Ask and you shall receive:
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s togetherness has been a known quantity since at least December, when Rihanna brought him home to Barbados for a family Christmas. Though these two are longtime friends, the fact of their coupledom seemed pretty indisputable at that point. And now they are officially done playing coy! Congrats to them, congrats to the fans, here’s a prom pose as a parting gift: