With thousands of people clamoring to see Rihanna’s iconic performance after seven years break, pregnant Naomi Osaka wasn’t an exception!
The pro tennis player was among the list of celebrities that attended the football event, despite complaining about pregnancy sickness. She showed off her memorabilia from the event and a video of Rihanna’s performance.
Naomi Osaka Attended The Super Bowl Because Of Rihanna
The Tennis star joined the thousands of people streaking into the State Farm Stadium in Arizona to watch the Super Bowl. But for Osaka, it was Rihanna’s performance at the halftime show that geared her to attend the match!
Osaka took to her Instagram, revealing to her fans that she had witnessed the iconic moment. She shared a carousel of snapshots and also included a clip from her night out. In the photos, the athlete rocked an anime jacket and stylish black mini-skirt with her natural hair. From her outfit, her baby bump was barely visible.
In the first image on the carousel, she stared lovingly at a placard from the show she held. Elsewhere on the slideshow was a full mirror selfie showing the tennis player barefoot. The last upload on the slide was a clip of Rihanna performing her 2009 song, “Umbrella.”
Captioning the post, the soon-to-be mom wrote, “Only Rihanna would get me to come out the house.”
As this was Osaka’s first post of her being outdoors since her pregnancy update, fans quickly serenaded the post with love. A fan wrote, “So happy to see you out and about,” while another fan remarked, “Miss your posts, happy to see you back.” A third follower gushed, “Two queens in one place at the same time, with a fourth follower applauding Osaka’s caption. The follower wrote, “The only good reason to leave the house.”
A fifth fan joked about the super bowl being Rihanna’s concert. The fan penned, “Love that you were at Rihanna’s concert. Apparently there was also a football game.” Another admirer noted that both Osaka and Rihanna were pregnant, writing, “Y’all have matching baby bumps too.”
As expected, fans were happy that the Japanese-American athlete was out and about, as she previously complained about feeling sick during pregnancy. The Blast reported that Osaka had mentioned that she felt ill and couldn’t exercise.
The WTA champion shared the news with her fans over a treadmill showing her relaxed pace. Alongside the image, she penned, “Trying my best to exercise, but I feel so sick I’m just walking it out.” Meanwhile, she shared another Insta Story snap of her relaxing with her dog. The pet lay close to her on the bed and she captioned the photo, “Spending lots of time with my first baby.”
Naomi Osaka Announced Pregnancy, Highlighting A Break From Her Career
As you may know, a few days into 2022, Osaka announced she and her boyfriend and rapper Cordae were expecting a baby. The Blast reported that she broke the news with a picture of an ultrasound screen before sharing a quick life reflection.
The life reflection was a message in English and Japanese, highlighting the past chapters of her life. She wrote, “The past few years have been interesting, to say the least, but I find that it’s the most challenging times in life that may be the most fun. These few months away from the sport have really given me a new love and appreciation for the game I’ve dedicated my life to.”
Osaka continued, “I realize that life is so short and I don’t take any moments for granted, every day is a new blessing and adventure. I know that I have so much to look forward to in the future, one thing I’m looking forward to is for my kid to watch one of my matches and tell someone, ‘that’s my mom,’ haha.”
In the later parts of the message, she disclosed to her fans that she was taking a career break and would return after welcoming her baby. In her words, “I hope I’ll see you guys at the start of the next one cause I’ll be at Aus 2024. Love you all infinitely.”