They have a complicated dating history.
But that did not stop Chris Brown, 33, from taking to Instagram on Thursday to congratulate ex-girlfriend Rihanna, 34, on the arrival of her baby boy with partner A$AP Rocky, 33.
Both TMZ and People have claimed the singer welcomed her child on May 13.
The singer posted a Story on his social media platform writing ‘Congratulations,’ and adding a pregnant woman emoji as well as the prayer hands and red heart symbols.
Congrats from the ex: Chris Brown, 33, took to his Instagram an hour after news that Rihanna, 34, giving birth broke to congratulate his ex-girlfriend; The former couple pictured in 2013
Though he didn’t tag the Umbrella hitmaker in the post, his wishes came just an hour after the happy news broke from TMZ.
The two famously dated from 2007 to 2009 until a violent car altercation, when Brown attacked the Barbadian beauty, leaving her face bruised and requiring hospitalization.
Following the violent incident, he pled guilty to a felony assault charge and agreed to a plea deal that included 5 years of probation, community service, and domestic violence counseling.
Wishing her the best: ‘Congratulations,’ he wrote on his Stories, adding a pregnant woman emoji as well as the prayer hands and red heart symbols
After she dropped the 5-year restraining order that was put in place, Rihanna spoke to Oprah about working on their friendship: ‘We’ve been working on our friendship again and now we’re very, very close friends.
‘We love each other and we probably always will. That’s not anything that we’re going to try to change. That’s not something you can shut off if you’ve ever been in love,’ she explained.
The two then briefly reconciled romantically from 2012 to 2013 before parting ways for good.
As they were: The two dated from 2007 to 2009 until a violent car altercation, when Brown attacked Rihanna, leaving her face bruised and requiring hospitalization; Pictured in 2008
Brown’s wishes came after it was claimed on Thursday that Rihanna and beau A$AP Rocky have welcomed their first child.
The singer had her baby boy on May 13, according to a report from TMZ.
The Savage x Fenty designer and the DMB rapper have yet to confirm the baby’s arrival and the site did not yet have news on a name.
The last time the cover girl was seen out in public was on May 9 when she left Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California with Rocky by her side after a romantic Italian dinner.
The baby is here: Rihanna and beau A$AP Rocky have welcomed their first child, it was claimed on Thursday; seen on March 12 in Los Angeles
Mom and dad: The singer from Barbados had her baby boy on May 13, according to a report from TMZ. The Savage x Fenty designer has yet to confirm the baby’s arrival and the site did not yet have news on a name. Seen in February
DailyMail.com has reached out to Rihanna’s rep for comment.
According to People, the star is at her home in Los Angeles resting with the baby.
‘Rihanna is doing well. They are very excited to be parents. Rihanna is already a wonderful mom,’ said the site’s source.
This is a first child for both Rihanna and A$AP who have been romantically linked for two years after several years of friendship.
It was speculated that they secretly wed or perhaps got engaged as Rocky wore a Marry Me grill in his music video for DMB (Dat My B*tch) and she had on a red wedding dress with veil for a mock wedding.
Last photo: The last time the cover girl was seen out in public was on May 9 when she left Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California with Rocky by her side after a romantic Italian dinner
Last Instagram post: The last time she posted to Instagram was on May 10 to share that Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin were ‘dropping in Africa’
News that Rihanna was dating longtime friend A$AP broke in January 2020 following her split from Hassan Jameel, whom she dated for almost three years.
Rihanna and A$AP were also romantically linked in 2013 for a brief period when she appeared in his music video for Fashion Killa.
In January of this year she revealed she was pregnant when she stepped out with Rocky in Harlem, NYC, where he grew up.
She looked proud while presenting her baby bump as she had her long hot pink jacket pulled back to expose her tummy.
As far as being pregnant, she told Vogue’s May 2022 issue it did not slow her down.
Wed? The singer made their fans think they were already wed when he said Marry Me with a grill in his music video for DMB
Was this a joke? His gold grill said Marry Me over his teeth in the video
‘None of the dials are turned down,’ she told the fashion bible. ‘I think I even say yes to more now because I know it will be different on the other side of this. At first I expected some magical change, but really I remain who I am.’
The star will have a lot to juggle now that she is a mom. She has her singing career, her makeup line and her lingerie brand.
She said: ‘Balance is one of my biggest challenges and always has been. And now there’s another human being coming into play, it changes what that means again.
‘Still, I have businesses that aren’t going to run themselves. My mom handled the three of us with not even close to the amount of resources that I have, so I can absolutely do it.’
Vogue pose: Rihanna previously discussed trying to balance her personal life with her busy career with Vogue. She said: ‘Balance is one of my biggest challenges and always has been. And now there’s another human being coming into play, it changes what that means again’
Her pregnancy style: During her pregnancy Rihanna had a habit of showing her bare belly when hitting the town, often modeling bikini or crop tops to not get in the way of her midsection. Seen on April 24
During her pregnancy Rihanna had a habit of showing her bare belly when hitting the town, often modeling bikini tops, bras or crop tops so as to not cover her midsection.
‘Fashion is one of my favorite things, so, you know, we’re defying what it even means to be pregnant and maternal. It can get uncomfortable at times and so you can dress the part and pretend,’ she told Entertainment Tonight.
And she shared with People: ‘I’m enjoying not having to worry about covering up my tummy. If I feel a little chubby, it’s like, whatever! It’s a baby!’
Rocky has been involved in some legal trouble this spring.
The rapper – born Rakim Athelaston Mayers – was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department in connection with a November 2021 shooting in Hollywood.
Rocky year: Rocky has been involved in some controversy this spring. The rapper – born Rakim Athelaston Mayers – was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department in connection with a November 2021 shooting in Hollywood. He was taken into custody right after he and Rihanna returned from their vacation in Barbados on April 20
He was taken into custody right after he and Rihanna returned from their vacation in Barbados on April 20.
The musician posted his $550,000 bail and was photographed being released from a Los Angeles jail that same day – just hours after he was arrested at LAX.
Los Angeles police were investigating Mayers after a man claimed the rapper shot him in the area of Selma and Argyle Avenues following an argument.
Mayers is accused of approaching an acquaintance on the street around 10:15pm on November 6 and firing a handgun at him three or four times.
One of the bullets reportedly grazed the victim’s left hand and he later sought medical treatment.
She never slowed down: Rihanna leaving the Dior Autumn Winter 2022 show in Paris in March 1
After the alleged shooting Mayers and two other men, who he had reportedly been walking with, fled the scene.
Authorities collaborated with the victim and were ultimately able to name Mayers as a suspect in the shooting.
Both Rihanna and A$AP have a rich dating history.
Besides famously dating Brown, she has also been linked to Matt Kemp and Karim Benzema.
Rocky has been linked to Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and supermodel Kendall Jenner. And he also dated French adult actress Sophie Brussaux AKA Rosee Divine, Love & Hip Hop: New York star Tahiry Jose, model Chanel Iman and Rita Ora.