Pregnant Rihanna Says She Has New ‘Love & Respect’ For Her Mom In Birthday Tribute Ahead Of Due Date

Rihanna may still be awaiting the arrival of her first child, but she’s already gaining useful perspective about motherhood. The pregnant superstar celebrated her mom Monica Braithwaite’s birthday with a loving Instagram tribute this week, sharing a cute throwback photo of the pair at church when Rihanna was just a little girl. “Being on the verge of motherhood, unlocked new levels of love and respect I have for my mommy in a way that I could never explain!” she wrote.