THE fiance of pregnant pop superstar Rihanna has been secretly messaging a 45-year-old British mum.
American rapper A$AP Rocky even offered to fly mum-of-three Jilly O’Donnell 1,700 miles to Ukraine to meet him.
He contacted the stunned paddleboarding instructor out of the blue on Instagram — where he has 14.7million followers — and bombarded her with flirty messages.
Jilly, who has 1,500 followers on the picture-sharing social media site, said: “In all honesty I had absolutely no idea who he was.
“I saw there was a blue tick on his name on Instagram so I asked my daughters. They told me it’s Rihanna’s boyfriend and thought it was hilarious.
“He has millions of followers on Instagram so God knows why he chose to message me.”
Geordie Jilly, who now lives in Devon, regularly posts pictures of herself in bikinis and gym selfies.
She said: “I was having a laugh with my kids saying ‘your mum might be 45 but she’s still got it’. We’ve all been in stitches about it.”
Rocky — real name Rakim Mayers, 33, first approached Jilly in December, when Umbrella singer RiRi is believed to have been at least four months pregnant.
He messaged her three times in ten hours without response. When she eventually replied he liked her comment with a heart emoji. The pair went on to exchange dozens of messages.
He then offered to fly Jilly from her home in Exmouth to Ukraine, which he was visiting a couple of months before Russia’s invasion. But Jilly replied to him: “I can’t get to Ukraine haha, I can’t even afford Xmas after lockdown last year.
“Plus the Prime Minister is a fat useless b*****d so no one is allowed anywhere. You should come here. Ukraine sounds freezing.” Rocky responded: “What you guys can’t travel anywhere???? That sucks. “I just got here. Freezing my f*****g balls off. The gym here is beautiful though.”
He later messaged her to say: “Man, I got so fat in the past week. Wish we could have worked out.”
But Jilly, who is starting a beauty business called IV Lounge, told The Sun: “There’s no way I would have flown out to meet him in Ukraine. That would be crazy but a lot of women probably agree to stuff like that. He’s rich and so people will no doubt come running when he clicks his fingers.
“I know what he’d have been after if I had flown out there but it was all just a bit of a laugh.”
Jilly, who has a 22-year-old son and two daughters aged 19 and 17, said they exchanged dozens more messages between December and the start of last month.
She said: “I was shocked to see he’s with Rihanna, especially the fact she’s pregnant. But nothing happened and it was all pretty lighthearted conversation. I hope they’ll be very happy together.”
However, Rocky and Rihanna, 34, are rumoured to have split following allegations he has cheated. But the couple brushed off the claims and they were pictured together at the weekend.
The woman accused of having an affair with him has denied any wrongdoing.
Shoe designer Amina Muaddi, 35, said: “I’ve always believed that an unfounded lie spread on social media doesn’t deserve any response or clarification, especially one that is so vile.
“I initially assumed that this fake gossip — fabricated with such malicious intent — would not be taken seriously. However in the last 24h I’ve been reminded that we live in a society that is so quick to speak on topics regardless of factual basis and that nothing is off limits.”
I was shocked to see he’s with Rihanna, especially the fact she’s pregnant.
To add to Rocky’s woes, he was arrested last week in connection with a shooting in Hollywood last year. He is accused of firing a handgun at the alleged victim up to four times following a row.
One of the bullets is said to have grazed the victim’s left hand and he needed medical treatment. Rocky was arrested in front of Rihanna as the couple returned to Los Angeles on a private jet from a holiday in Barbados.
A source close to Rihanna said: “She was there when Rocky was arrested and has been crying non-stop. She is completely stressed out — they had no idea this was going to happen and she wants to return to Barbados.
“She’s heavily pregnant and these are very serious accusations. It’s a nightmare scenario.” But Rocky posted his £437,000 bail and was released the same day.
Rocky and Rihanna have been linked since November 2020 when they began seeing each other following Rihanna’s split from her ex. They have known each other since the early 2010s, when they began performing and touring together.
In 2012, Rocky was featured in a remix of Rihanna’s song Cockiness and he joined her Diamonds World Tour as an opening act in 2013.
Rocky first spoke about their relationship in May 2021 when he called Barbados-born Rihanna “the love of my life”.
They revealed in January they are expecting a baby. Both Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have been approached for comment.