It looks like Rihanna and A$AP Rocky had a parents’ night out at the 2023 Oscars after all. After hitting the red carpet without her beau by her side, the «Anti» singer and the rapper reunited backstage at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles Sunday night — Rihanna wearing a mint green skirt and shawl combo with her belly exposed, and Rocky looking dapper in a black and off-white tuxedo jacket with black pants.
During the show, the two were photographed sharing a sweet family moment cradling Rihanna’s baby bump shortly after she hit the stage for a graceful performance of «Lift Me Up,» her Oscar-nominated song from the «Black Panther: Wakanda Forever» soundtrack. It marked her second live performance this year after headlining the explosive Super Bowl LVII halftime show, which included her subtle pregnancy announcement.
Rihanna and Rocky’s little one on the way will soon join their toddler son, whose name is still unknown. The little boy actually may have also attended this year’s Oscars ceremony — at least according to one person. During his opening monologue, host Jimmy Kimmel said Rihanna «has a 9-month-old backstage» and noted, «he’s very cute.» Kimmel also joked, «He pooped during rehearsal. You know who the last person was to poop backstage at the Oscars? The accountant that mixed up the envelopes.»
The last award show Rocky and Rihanna hit up was the 2023 Golden Globe Awards in January, where the singer’s «Wakanda Forever» offering was also nominated for best original song. See more of their backstage Oscars photos ahead.