• Jessica Taylor Yates

Is pregnant and engaged the new marriage and picket fence?

A Rihanna-inspired investigation.

Rihanna looking hot AF as a mum-to-be with partner A$AP Rocky. Image: Harper's Bazaar.

Pregnancy. So hot right now. From Rihanna and A$AP Rocky (Riri!! We all thought with the crying emoji) to Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott, babies before marriage are no longer 'off-beat' or 'non-conventional' but actually...in.

In previous decades, a baby before marriage was, sadly, considered something to be ashamed of. Many people were forced into loveless marriages or to give up their children for the sake of appearances and doing the right thing. In the 21st century, not only has this rhetoric been rightfully flipped on its head, but so much so that the very thing it tried to discourage has become somewhat in vogue.