Rihanna's love for her post-partum body is exactly what we need to hear more of

All hail Queen RiRi.

Rihanna attends the "Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets" European Premier
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You would have had to be living under a rock to miss the birth of Rihanna's first baby. Remember the bump-out look announcement? 

One word: iconic. 

And her maternity style didn't disappoint. From sheer dresses to stringy halters, she spoke about the criticism she received for her pregnancy looks and why women shouldn't feel the need to 'hide their sexy' while they're expecting.

Again: iconic. 

And in true Rihanna style, the singer and beauty mogul is continuing to spread the message of confidence by talking about her body after the birth of her son in May.  

While on the red carpet for the Wakanda Forever premiere with boyfriend A$AP Rocky, she was asked what her favourite body part was and if it has changed since having a baby. 

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And she was quick to answer. 

She said: "My booty. Now it's my booty because I got one."

The reporter reminded the star that "booty" was her answer ten years ago. She laughed it off, responding: "How dare me! Well, the answer has not changed."

We absolutely love that it has not changed, and that women can love their bodies in the same way, before and after pregnancy.

Rihanna opened up about life as a new mother, and it is as sweet as we expected.

She told Access: "It feels like disbelief. You look at him and he’s yours, but he’s a stranger and he’s new.

"You’re learning him as he’s learning you and learning the world. It’s an amazing experience. When he looks at me at my eyes, my whole soul is like … I can’t tell if it’s cold or hot. It’s just like dropping, amazing."


Dionne Brighton

Dionne Brighton is a writer at Marie Claire UK, specialising in all things shopping, beauty and fashion. Born and raised in North London, she studied Literature at the University of East Anglia before taking the leap into journalism. These days, you can find her testing out the latest TikTok beauty trends or finding out what the next full Moon means.