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‘Your Babies Can Be Friends and Have Play Dates’ – Pregnant Naomi Osaka’s Sacrifice for Rihanna Lapped Up by Fans As They Drop Heartening Messages

Published 02/14/2023, 5:38 AM EST

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The Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka is now absent from the WTA tour since she is expecting her first child. The four-time Grand Slam champion made her first public appearance in a while at the Super Bowl 2023 to watch Rihanna’s halftime show. Along with that, Osaka also shared photos of herself, and her followers were in awe.

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During her performance, the pop sensation also announced her pregnancy, shocking everyone. And now the Japanese tennis player and her pop idol are both expecting a baby at the same time.

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The 24-year-old tennis star took to her Instagram account to share pictures of her all dolled up, and also shared a glimpse of the Super Bowl from her point of view. She shared her outfit pictures and wrote, “Only Rihanna would get me to come out the house.”

Subsequently, her fans flooded the comments section with encouraging remarks after seeing her pictures and her decision to leave her house and watch the Super Bowl. They also rejoiced in the possibility that the tennis pro and the pop sensation might give birth at the same time.


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A fan wrote, “Your babies will be the same age.” And others mentioned, “Your babies can be friends and have play dates.” And “Should’ve rubbed bellies with riri for good that a thing.?” Additionally, they also talked about the Slam Dunk shirt that looked great on the Japanese star. A fan wrote, “Repping Slam Dunk.” Here are some more comments. 

“The hype, I don’t get it.”

“Two Queens in one place at the same time.” 

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Not only did Rihanna pull the four-time Grand Slam champion out of her house, but she somehow also managed to get Osaka to watch the whole Super bowl and have a great time in the stands.


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The four-time Grand Slam winner also shared a significant remark on her Instagram page, stating that the reason she went to the largest event was to see the amazing comeback of the Barbadian musician after so many years.

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She shared a photo from the venue and implied that she wasn’t there for the actual game, but rather was there as a fangirl anticipating the pop star’s halftime show. And, it looks like Rihanna didn’t disappoint the former world no.1.

Did you enjoy Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show? Let us know in the comments.



Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.

Edited By: Tony Thomas