Rihanna reveals pregnancy as she shows off bump during half-time show at Super Bowl
Written by Gavin on 13th February 2023
Rihanna has revealed she is pregnant again as she showed off a bump during her half-time show at what turned out to be a classic Super Bowl.
The star had earlier said she was “thinking about bringing someone” – and when she opened her jacket and stroked her stomach during her big performance it started to make sense.
Her representative later confirmed the pregnancy.
She started the show – one of the most high-profile music slots of the year – suspended high above the stadium and dressed all in red.
The 13-minute set, her first live show in seven years, didn’t include any guest stars but packed in some of her greatest hits including Umbrella, Diamonds, We Found Love, and Rude Boy.
Rihanna already has a nine-month-old son with rapper A$AP Rocky and said before the event that becoming a mum had made her feel she could “take on the world”.
The 34-year-old’s show punctuated what is being called one of the best Super Bowls ever.
The Kansas City Chiefs edged a thriller against the Philadelphia Eagles, coming from 24-14 down at half-time to take the lead in the fourth quarter.
It was 35-35 with minutes to go after the Eagles hit back, but a field goal with 11 seconds left gave the Chiefs a 38-35 win.
Superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, 27, was named MVP (most valuable player) after throwing three touchdowns despite an injured ankle.
It caps off a remarkable 2022/23 for Mahomes, who was also named the NFL’s MVP for the whole season.
The game was also notable for being the first time two black quarterbacks had faced each other in the big game, with Mahomes up against the Eagles’ Jalen Hurts.
As ever, the stands were dotted with celebrities.
Famous faces at the stadium in Glendale, Arizona, included Adele, LeBron James, Sir Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Billie Eilish and Cher.