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Rihanna's dad says he only found out she was pregnant during Super Bowl halftime show

Rihanna's dad says he only found out she was pregnant during Super Bowl halftime show

Rihanna's dad has said that he only found out his daughter was pregnant during the Super Bowl halftime show.

Rihanna's appearance at the Super Bowl 2023 was largely looked forward to as it was the singer's first live performance in five years.

While Rihanna performed many of her classics such as 'We Found Love', 'Diamonds', 'Rude Boy' and 'Umbrella', fans were talking about something else after her performance.

The 35-year-old's representatives confirmed that the singer is pregnant after speculation following her Super Bowl halftime show - mostly caused by her small baby bump that was out on show during the set.

Rihanna and rapper-producer partner A$AP Rocky welcomed their first child - a baby boy - into the world last May, but reps confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the celebrity couple are now expecting their second child.

The news came as a surprise to many people, but none more so than Rihanna's father, Ronald Fenty.

Fenty, from Barbados, has said in a recent interview that like everyone else, he found out about his daughter's pregnancy news at the Super Bowl.

It's fair to say that Rihanna has had a difficult relationship with her father as she led a troubled childhood due to his drug addiction.

Rihanna flaunting her baby bump at the Super Bowl halftime show.
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The Barbadian singer has previously claimed that she once had to stop her father from hitting her mother, and that her mother didn't report the apparent domestic abuse.

However, the pair have reconciled over the years and now hold a mutually civil relationship.

Speaking to TMZ, Fenty said he is over the moon that he will be a grandparent again and is hoping for a girl arrival as he already has four grandsons.

But Fenty did express his shock when he spotted his daughter's bump from the stands.

He reportedly told his partner: "Oh my god! My baby girl looks pregnant!"

However, Fenty also told TMZ that he is yet to be involved in his grandson's life since he arrived last year, saying that Rihanna's busy schedule and him living in Barbados make it difficult to catch up.

Ronald Fenty said he found out about his daughter's pregnancy at the Super Bowl.
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Despite that and their rocky relationship, Fenty did say that he'd love to be a part of his new grandchild's life when they are born.

Fenty wasn't the only one in the dark about the singer's pregnancy though, as a backup dancer on the Super Bowl halftime show revealed how she was also not in the know.

Dancer Laila Hayes told Entertainment Tonight that the Fenty Beauty mogul hid the news of her second pregnancy to her entire crew of 280 dancers, meaning they were just as surprised as the rest of us,

Hayes told ET: "I don't think anybody really knew she was pregnant. She hid it very well."

UNILAD has contacted Rihanna's representatives for comment.

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Topics: Music, Rihanna, Parenting